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PAWEL ZUZANSKI - violin

LYNDA ANNE CORTIS - cello

ARTUR PACEWICZ - piano

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

They are all winners of renowned solo competitions and experienced musicians, but above all, it is their fascination for chamber music which unites them.

The trio has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Shmuel Ashkenazi, Hatto Beyerle, Elmar Budde, Erich Höbarth, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Ferenc Rados, Christoph Richter, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Gérard Wyss and Gerrit Zitterbart. The ensembles like Artis Quartet and Jean-Paul Trio have also been a great influence on their concepts and direction.

The Panufnik Trio was a member of the ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) from 2006-2008. The ECMA promotes young international string quartets and piano trios, and the ensemble participated in sessions and lectures given by the 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, The Netherlands, and in 2006 the trio took part at the 4th Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and Academy, during which time 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 the "high standards of the individual players, which, nonetheless always enhanced the ensemble and "interpretations of youthful freshness and intoxicating momentum".

The trio performs throughout European countries – it has played at the Musikfest Goslar (Germany), the Braunschweig Classix Festival (Germany), the Kalkalpen Kammermusik Festival (Austria), the Festival Pablo Casals Prades (France), the Festival di Pasqua e Pentecoste (Italy), in Krönungssaal of the Aachen Rathaus, the Philips Hall in Eindhoven (The 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 prizes, two 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 aspect of teaching music appealed to him from the start. 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 into 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 soloist and member of the 'Polish Camerata Chamber Orchestra' and the 'Hannover Chamber Orchestra' he toured throughout Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand and performed as well at the Vendsyssel Festival (Denmark), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), the London's Conway Hall (UK), the Berliner Philharmonie (Germany), the Kölner Philharmonie (Germany), the Paladium in Malmø (Sweden) and the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer (Germany).

Pawel is a prizewinner of the Orlando Prize for music at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), as violinist of the Henschel Quartet. Currently he is a member of the chamber orchestra 'musica assoluta'.

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LYNDA ANNE CORTIS
Cello

Lynda Anne Cortis was born in Hamburg in 1986, and began violin at the age of three with her mother. She started piano lessons at the age of six, and at the age of ten changed from violin to cello. She studied cello at the “Hochschule für Künste Bremen” with Prof. Alexander Baillie, Stephan Schrader and Johannes Krebs, and concluded her studies in 2014 with a degree in 'Master of Arts'.

Lynda has, on several occasions, won special prizes donated by the NDR Symphony Orchestra and the Hans Sikorski Memorial for her outstanding interpretation of works of living composers.

She plays regularly with the “Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen”, and is a full-time member of the Ensemble New Babylon. She performs regularly her solo programme "Looping Lynda" and works regularly with the actress Claudia Spörri in productions at the “Mensch, Puppe!” theatre in Bremen. She has a teaching contract at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.

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Repertoire 2019/20

CLASSICAL

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

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

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

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

L.v. Beethoven - Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2

L.v. Beethoven - Trio in C Minor, Op. 1 No. 3

L.v. Beethoven - Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1

L.v. Beethoven - Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2

L.v. Beethoven - Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97

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

ROMANTISM

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

F. Mendelssohn - Trio in C Minor, Op. 66

R. Schumann - Trio in F Major, Op. 80

J. Brahms - Trio in C Major, Op. 87

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

P. Tchaikovsky - Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

E. Grieg - Andante con moto in C Minor

20th CENTURY

F. Bridge - Phantasie Trio in C Minor

J. Turina - Trio in B Minor, Op. 76

D. Shostakovich - Trio in C Minor, Op. 8

A. Panufnik - Trio Op. 1

A. Piazzolla - Revolucionario

R. Muczynski - Trio Op. 24

P. Schoenfield - Café Music

M. Górecki - Six Bagatels

Press Reviews

Upcoming Concerts

  • 3rd January '19 SCHWERIN

    Programme: Beethoven, Mendelssohn

  • 12th May '19 MANDELSLOH

    Programme: Beethoven, Brahms

  • 20th June '19 EINBECK

    Programme: Beethoven, Muczynski, Brahms

  • 22nd June '19 BRAUNLAGE

    Programme: Beethoven, Muczynski, Brahms

  • 29th June '19 BAD REHBURG

    Programme: Beethoven, Muczynski, Brahms

  • 24th October '20 SANITZ

    Programme: Beethoven, Muczynski, Schubert

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