The Panufnik Trio exists since 2003. Three young musicians: Pawel Zuzanski (violin), Lynda Anne Cortis (cello) and Artur Pacewicz (piano) have chosen for their patron Andrzej Panufnik - Polish composer (1914-1991) who imigrated to Great Britain.

They are all not only winners of renowned solo competitions and experienced musicians, but above all, it is fascination for chamber music that connects them.

Outstanding personalities with whom the trio has collaborated, including Shmuel Ashkenazi, Hatto Beyerle, Elmar Budde, Erich Höbarth, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Ferenc Rados, Christoph Richter, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Gérard Wyss, Gerrit Zitterbart and ensembles like Artis Quartet and Jean-Paul Trio have greatly influenced their direction and concept.

The ensemble was in 2006-2008 member of the ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) which promotes international leading young string quartets and piano trios, and participated in numerous sessions and lectures given by their tutors in Hannover, Oslo, Vienna and Zurich.

In 2005 the trio won the 3rd prize at The Charles Hennen International Chamber Music Competition in Heerlen, Netherlands, and in 2006 the trio took part at the 4th Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and Academy, during which the ensemble was coached by Joseph Kalichstein and Lars Anders Tomter. The trio had also the opportunity during this event to work on its modern repertoire with David Harrington from the Kronos Quartet.

In 2007 the trio received a scholarship from the Märkischer Culture Conference. The jury was impressed by "high standards of the individual players, which, nonetheless, always served the ensemble recognisably" and "interpretations of youthful freshness and intoxicating momentum".

The trio performs throughout European countries - has played during Musikfest Goslar (Germany), Braunschweig Classix Festival (Germany), Kalkalpen Kammermusik Festival (Austria), Festival Pablo Casals Prades (France), Festival di Pasqua e Pentecoste (Italy), in Krönungssaal of the Aachen Rathaus, Philips Hall in Eindhoven (Netherlands) and has performed the Triple Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven with the 'Philharmonie Gotha-Suhl' and the 'Märkisches Youth Orchestra'.

About Us

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ARTUR PACEWICZ
Piano

The pianist Artur Pacewicz was born in Poland and graduated at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy as a scholar of Prof. Waldemar Wojtal. He continued his education at Hanover University for Music, Drama and Media. There he studied with Prof. Gerrit Zitterbart taking another exam in 2004.

Of the numerous competitions at which Artur Pacewicz  was awarded with prizes three are most important to him: a first prize at the International Chopin Competition in Varna, Bulgaria and Award of the Milos Magin Competition in Paris, France.

From 2009 to 2011 he was a lecturer at Hanover University for Music, Drama and Media. The pedagogical side, the aspect of teaching music, struck him right from the beginning. So, master classes were a logic development. Classes and courses followed in Poznan (Poland) and alongside with the festivals „Music without borders“ and „World Classics at the piano“ in Rysum (Germany).

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PAWEL ZUZANSKI
Violin

Pawel Zuzanski was born in a family of musicians in 1977 in Kielce, Poland. At the age of twelve, he debuted with The Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra performing the concerto in A minor by J. S. Bach. He studied with prof. Zenon Ploszaj at the Music Academy in Lodz, Poland and prof. Adam Kostecki at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany.

As a leader of the 'Polish Camerata Chamber Orchestra' and 'New Philharmonic Orchestra Cologne' he toured throughout Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand and performed as well as soloist at 'Vendsyssel Festival' (Denmark), 'Berliner Sommerklassik Festival' (Germany), Sydney Opera House (Australia) and Paladium in Malmø (Sweden).

He is a member of the chamber orchestra “musica assoluta”.

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LYNDA ANNE CORTIS
Cello

Lynda Anne Cortis was born in 1986 in Hamburg. As the daughter of two professional musicians, she began to study violin with her mother already three years old. At the age of six years of piano lessons followed. At age 10, she switched from the violin to the cello.

She is a multiple first winner in the competition "Jugend musiziert", won in Leipzig Piano Competition of the Music School "Johann Sebastian Bach", received in 2003 the Hans Sikorski Memorial Award and the special prize of the NDR Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 she won the first prize in the competition for solo strings at the University of the Arts Bremen.

She has studied at the University of the Arts Bremen with Prof. Alexander Baillie. In 2011 she completed her diploma in the class of Stephan Schrader.

Lynda Anne Cortis was during her studies for many years a member of the ‘Junge Deutsche Philharmonie’ and now is a regular substitute in the ‘Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen”.

Repertoire 2017/18

CLASSICAL

J. Haydn - Trio E Minor Hob.XV: 12

J. Haydn - Trio E-flat Major Hob.XV: 27

W.A. Mozart - Divertimento B-flat Major KV 257

L.v. Beethoven - Trio E-flat Major Op. 1 No. 1

L.v. Beethoven - Tripel Concerto C Major Op. 56

ROMANTISM

F. Schubert - Trio E-flat Major Op. 100 D 929

R. Schumann - Trio D Minor Op. 63

J. Brahms - Trio C Minor Op. 101

J. Brahms - Piano Quartet C Minor Op. 60

A. Dvořák - Trio E Minor Op. 90 „Dumky”

P. Tchaikovsky - Trio A Minor Op. 50

G. Fauré - Piano Quartet C Minor Op. 15

20th CENTURY

J. Turina - Trio B Minor Op. 76

D. Shostakovich - Trio E Minor Op. 67

A. Panufnik - Trio Op. 1

A. Piazzolla - Revolucionario

R. Muczynski - Trio Op. 24

P. Schoenfield - Café Music

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Upcoming Concerts

  • 22nd Oct OBERHAUSEN

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  • 7th Nov BAD OEYNHAUSEN

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References

  • Mönchehaus Museum Goslar
  • Braunschweig Classix Festival
  • Kulturhaus Lüdenscheid
  • Goethe Institut Göttingen
  • Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Coburg
  • Schloss Gracht
  • Musikverein Eilenburg e.V.
  • Die Glocke Bremen
  • Kulturinitiative TonArt Wolfenbüttel e.V.
  • Burgdorfer Schlosskonzerte
  • Mündener Kulturring
  • KulturPur Höxter
  • Kalkalpen Kammermusik Festival / Austria
  • Trondheim Kammermusikk Festival / Norway
  • Festival Pablo Casals Prades / France
  • Festival Puccini e la sua Lucca / Italy
  • Bonbonniere Hall Maastricht / Netherlands
  • Philips Hall Eindhoven / Netherlands