The Schwarzenberg Trio consists of Franz-Markus Siegert (2nd Concertmaster of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra), Roland Lindenthal (principal cellist of the Wiener Volksoper) and Hanna Bachmann. Besides their home town of Vienna, they share their passion for chamber music. Upcoming concerts in Austria and London are postponed due to the current situation, so they are even happier to have their debut album as trio released in March 2021:
The Musicians’ BIOGRAPHIES
Franz-Markus Siegert, born 1981 in Dresden, serves as Second Concertmaster of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2009. At the age of 16, he was accepted to the Precollege Division for highly gifted students at the Musikhochschule Trossingen in the class of Prof. Rudolf Rampf. From 2001 he studied with Prof. Christian Altenburger at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and graduated in 2009 with distinction. Other mentors include Dorothy Delay and Kurt Sassmannshaus, with whom he studied at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado. During his years of studying, Siegert was Concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, for which he received the Advancement Award of the European Cultural Foundation. Furthermore, he has been invited to serve as Guest Concertmaster with the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Basque National Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra Madrid, the Ensemble Kontrapunkte Vienna, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, amongst others. By personal invitation from Claudio Abbado, Siegert was a member of the Orchestra Mozart, Bologna. As member of the Schwarzenberg Trio and the Rasumofsky Quartett Wien, Siegert has appeared on numeral concert tours throughout Japan since 2011, including in the Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall. Siegert is the recipient of several German national awards, amongst others at the Jugend musiziert-competition, where he was awarded 1st prize in Hamburg in 2001 and 3rd prize in 2000 in Berlin. He has held scholarships from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the Foundation Gustav Mahler (Bolzano), the Stiftung Villa Musica (Rheinland Pfalz) and the Thyll-Dürr-Foundation (Switzerland).
The Austrian cellist Roland Lindenthal studied at the University of Music in Berlin with Wolfgang Boettcher and in London with William Pleeth. As a soloist he worked together with conducters like Kyrill Petrenko, Christoph Eberle, Peter Keuschnig or Claudius Traunfellner. Chamber Music is his special passion. Together with renowned musicians like Rainer Honeck, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Bettina Gradinger, Cornelia Hermann, Florian Krumpöck or his brother Wolfgang Lindenthal he performed in many European Countries and in Asia. Together with Hanna Bachmann and Franz-Markus Siegert he forms the in 2009 established Schwarzenberg Trio. Since 2000 Roland Lindenthal is principal cellist of the Wiener Volksoper.
Being described as ‘a mature personality at the piano’ by the chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Kirill Petrenko, 1993-born Hanna Bachmann has established herself as an internationally recognized pianist. Notable concerts include performances at Vienna’s Musikverein, at the Berlin Philharmonie, at the Beethoven House Bonn, at Bonn’s Beethovenfest, at the Blüthner Concert Series Vienna, at the festival Kultursommer Semmering and at the Bodenseefestival. Furthermore, the proud recipient of the Vorarlberg’s Richard Wagner Scholarship and graduate of the university Mozarteum Salzburg gave her Americas debut with the Orquesta Sinfónicade San Luis Potosí and conducted a masterclass at the renowned UNAM in 2018. Return performances in Mexico as soloist of Clara Schumann’s piano concerto followed in 2019, as well as a promising tour to the US and Canada and her debut in Israel. Besides her solo activities, Hanna Bachmann is a passionate chamber musician and song pianist. She has released two piano albums with Beethoven’s Diabelli variations, amongst others.
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