They love the freshness of music that people haven’t already heard in countless concerts and recordings: the members of the Philharmonia Piano Trio Berlin, who joined forces to form an ensemble in 2013. The pianist Kyoko Hosono and Nikolaus Römisch, a cellist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, had already played together for a long time as regular duo partners before expanding their ensemble into a trio with violinist Philipp Bohnen, also a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

One can hear from their playing that the three have been active as chamber musicians for many years and have also received several awards at prestigious competitions – no matter whether they devote themselves to well-known classic trios by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Dvořák or discover chamber music outside the standard repertoire, with the trios of Josef Suk and Bohuslav Martinů.

“The reaction of the audience is always very interesting with works that one can’t sing along with yet, because they haven’t been played a thousand times on the radio,” says Philipp Bohnen. “I have the feeling that people listen differently when they come across a rhythmic and harmonic surprise. That’s really fun.” The Philharmonia Piano Trio Berlin performs at concert halls such as the Philharmonie Berlin and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The ensemble also appeared in Japan for the first time in 2016.


Philipp Bohnen
Nikolaus Römisch
Kyoko Hosono

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