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Phaeton Piano Trio Availability

February 7 – 18, 2020 | July 10 -  20, 2020

April 5 – 20, 2021

March 17 – 30, 2022

What the critics say:

“Lively, with finely calibrated dynamics, and perfectly balanced… The thrilling piano trio evening ended with energy and much virtuosity.” 

— General Anzeiger (Bonn)

“Pianist Florian Uhlig, violinist Friedemann Eichhorn and cellist Peter Hörr proved already with the [opening] Piano Trio in C Major Hob XV:27 by Haydn, that based on technical perfection they listen closely and can seamlessly communicate with each other.”

“Spirited and virtuosic…” 

— Schwäbische Post

“Highlight of the concert was the thrilling performance of the Dumky Trio by Dvorak... This fantastic achievement brought jubilant applause.“ 

— Wiesbadener Kurier 

“Watch out for Friedemann Eichhorn…” 

— The Strad

“Peter Hörr is a fantastic cellist.” 

— The Guardian

“Florian Uhlig plays in a masterful fashion.” 

— Süddeutsche Zeitung

“The members of the Phaeton Piano Trio are virtuosos who cannot be surpassed in their musicianship and who unconditionally place their art in the service of the interpretation.“ 

— Erlanger Nachrichten

Florian Uhlig, piano | Friedemann Eichhorn, violin 

Peter Hörr, violoncello


The German Phaeton Piano Trio with Friedemann Eichhorn, violin, Peter Hörr, cello, and Florian Uhlig, piano—three German artists with an international career as chamber musician and soloist. As soloists they have been successfully touring the major stages throughout Europe, in Asia and North and South America for more than twenty years. Since joining forces a few years ago, the three musicians have been enjoying the treasures of the piano trio repertoire in concerts throughout Germany, in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and South America. In the spring of 2018, in addition to its performance activities in, e.g., Zurich, Bonn, Munich, Berlin and Paris, the trio also embarked on a cycle of recordings with works by Mendelssohn and his contemporaries. 

For the Beethoven anniversary, the trio will also offer a newly discovered trio fragment by Beethoven that will be published by the Henle Verlag and to which the trio will have the exclusive performance right to the end of 2020.

On its first tour to North America in February of 2020, the trio will make its US debut at the Library of Congress, and will also appear at the Frick Collection in NYC, in Cleveland, in San Jose and Los Angeles. In the summer of 2020, the trio will also make its Canada debut at several festivals.

Friedemann Eichhorn has performed as chamber music partner of G. Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, B. Pergamenschikov and many others. In addition to his extensive recording for Hänssler Classic and Naxos, he is Professor of violin at the Weimar Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” and Artistic Director of the renowned Kronberg Academy.

Peter Hörr is a sought-after chamber music partner, notably as founding member of the Mozart Piano Quartet, an ensemble that performs worldwide, and a catalogue of recordings for the Dabringhaus & Grimm label. He was awarded the ECHO Classic Prize for his recording of the Duport cello concerti and has been Artistic Director of the Hofkapelle Weimar since 2010. Peter Hörr is Professor of cello at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.”

Florian Uhlig made his orchestral debut at the London Barbican and has appeared at leading concert halls across the world, performing with renowned orchestras and conductors. The Hänssler Classic label has released around 20 of his CD recordings, including the complete Schumann and Ravel piano solo works. Florian Uhlig is Artistic Director of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival and Professor of piano at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber.”