TRIO FISCHER PILZ KAULARTZ
Caroline Fischer. The German-Korean concert pianist Caroline Fischer enrolled in the Julius Stern Institute for very gifted students at the University of Arts Berlin at the age of nine. When she was only 16, she began her studies at the Academy of Music „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin and continued studying in Mannheim, Geneva, Oslo and Hamburg i.a. with the professors Pascal Devoyon, Paul Dan, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg. She completed all eight of her degrees (7 Diplomas, 1 Master’s degree) with outstanding achievement, including two Konzertexamen degrees. Ms Fischer graduated also with distinction in humanities studies - cultural and media management.
The pianist has given numerous successful concerts in Europe, Asia, South America and the USA and has performed in major concert halls, such as the Philharmonie Berlin, Carnegie Hall New York, Konzerthaus Berlin, Seoul Arts Center, Musikhalle Hamburg, Gumho Art Hall Seoul, Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall, Ruhrfestspielhaus Recklinghausen, Theater Wolfsburg, Woori Financial Art Hall Seoul, National Theatre Bangkok, Thailand Cultural Centre, Teatro Municipal de Las Condes Chile, Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, Wiener Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus. She has played as a soloist with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Korean Chamber Ensemble, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia, New Symphony Orchestra Berlin, New Philharmonie Westphalia and at the International Steinway Piano Festival, EXPO Hanover and Yeosu, Beethoven-Festival Bangkok, Korean Festival Seoul, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Caroline gave concerts during the state visits of the former German Federal President Roman Herzog to South Korea and Mongolia and performed in Bellevue Palace Berlin for former Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl and Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She has won 37 prizes and awards (first prizes, gold medals, audience awards) in national and international competitions: “Jugend musiziert” Competition, International Steinway Piano Competition Berlin, International Queen Sophie Charlotte Competition, International Competition for Young People Berlin, Köster Classic Award-Klassik Radio Hamburg, Lions Club Mannheim Music Competition, Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso, American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Classic Superstar Award and received 16 scholarships from renowned foundations. Her debut CD "Caroline Fischer Piano" (2006) her second CD "Lisztomagia" (2009) as well as her 3rd and 4th albums "Pearls of Classical Music" (2017) and "Piano Passion" (2017) were released by GENUIN classics. Highlights in 2016 and 2017 included performances in the Carnegie Hall New York, Singapore, Thailand, concert tours in Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil and the recording of her 3rd and 4th CD in the Gewandhaus Leipzig. From 2010 to 2013 she was the assistant piano teacher to Prof. Einar SteenNøkleberg at the Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo and was appointed youngest “visiting artist“ at the Chulalongkorn University Bangkok. She has given masterclasses at the Silpakorn University Bangkok. Ms Fischer has been also invited to give masterclasses at music universities in China, Thailand, Brunei, Chile, Panama, Costa Rica. www.carolinefischer.com
Michael Kaulartz, born 1989 in Landau / Palatinate, got his first bassoon lesson with the age of 8 from the local bassoon teacher Bernhard Koelber. After three weeks he played in his first chamber orchestra. He quickly got extremely fascinated by this instrument and by doing music that he played at that period of life in 12 different youth and chamber orchestras aside the chamber music he also performed. Later he started his professional studies with Prof Ole Kristian Dahl in Mannheim.
During his studies Michael complemented his interest in Orchestra playing in the operas in Kaiserslautern and Mainz, the radio orchestra of the bavarian radio and the symphony Orchestras of Aalborg, Aarhus, Kristiansand and the chamber orchestra of Mannheim.
After meeting and studying one Erasmus Semester in Copenhagen with the exceptional bassoon player Audun Halvorsen, Michael played a 50% one year contract on 2nd bassoon in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He got extremely inspired by the two Principal players of this orchestra, Audun Halvorsen and Sebastian Stevensson. With this experience the young bassoonist started his first position as a Pincipal bassoon player in Iceland's National Symphony Orchestra. Besides this job he is a demanded guest Principal in London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic London, Symphony Orchestra of the NDR Hamburg, Ulster Orchestra Belfast, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic and the danish National Symphony Orchestra
Besides soloistic perfomances with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Heidelberger Symphonic Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Mannheim, Michael can be heard as a soloist on the Hänssler recording with Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante and the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, which was also performed in concerts. After finishing his Diploma with 1,0 (highest possible grade) Michael completed a solistic study with Professoer Ole Kristian Dahl in July 2018. He recieved grants by the PE-Förderkreis and Live Music Now.
Hanno Pilz. Born in Berlin, Hanno Pilz began playing the clarinet at the age of 8 years. From 1993 he studied at music accentuated high school Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Berlin. In 1998, he followed a two-month summer scholarship in the Interlochen Arts Camp in the United States. Over the years Hanno Pilz gained several awards as first prize winner in the competition Jugend Musiziert both solo and in the category of chamber music.
From October 2001, he continued his clarinet studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Prof. Diethelm Kühn and later with Prof. Karl-Heinz Steffens. In 2003, the PE Förderkreis awarded him a scholarship. Graduated in 2006 he passed with distinction and took part in the International Festival Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander in Spain in the summer of the same year.
Hanno Pilz has since played in known orchestras like Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Babelsberg Film Orchester, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Berliner Symphoniker.