We all know HELLO STAGE’s favorite color! What’s yours?
Our favorite color is deep blue -
the name of our trio comes from the word
'Immersion' that we associate with deep waters.
In our case we meant an immersion unto the depths
of the piano trio repertoire :)
What was the best advice a teacher ever gave you?
It had to have been Menahem Pressler,
who told us to always remain honest with ourselves.
How has your practice changed with time?
It became more efficient, polished, precise.
With the piano trio, our work together evolves
in the direction of bringing out new depths
of harmonic colors, and being as exact
with the written text as possible.
What do you think is the most important trait of a successful artist in today’s modern world?
Anna Maria: One has to stay current.
musicians are expected to be good at keeping up with
numerous things such as technology and social media.
Amidst it all, it is still extremely important not
to lose your artistic goals.
How much time do you spend every day on Facebook, twitter, and which other ways do you use to promote yourself?
We spend many hours a week connecting with our
fan-base through various sources.
From the very beginning Facebook was our main social
media outlet. It still is.
But we are also using Instagram and Hello Stage,
How did you meet and decide to start playing together?
Mariam: We all met during our studies at the MUK
in Vienna. It is very common to do a
lot of chamber music projects
during your studies, but we all felt the urge
to do something more substantial
than several rehearsals and performances with one group.
Vira: We had a lot of respect for each
other before we started playing together
but it was still an experiment early on,
to see how well we could connect and
how much dedication we could show for the group.
It's now been almost three years,
and I think it's safe to say that we've become a family :)
Your focus lies in Viennese chamber music - tell us more!
Mariam: Our artistic mission is to
explore the Viennese repertoire through the
prism of time and space.
That means we are
starting at the very beginnings of the genre,
with the J.Haydn piano trios and following
the development of the repertoire through the
classical, romantic eras and all the
way up until our days.
It is fascinating to see how the writing
for different instruments evolved over time,
as well as the fact that the piano trio managed
to move from a house concert performance setting
all the way onto big stage.
What are you working on at the moment?
Vira: May has two important dates coming up for us - on
May 18th, our concert at the Schoenberg Center
in Vienna, and on May 25th, the
official starting date of our crowdfunding
campaign for our debut CD titled
We are going to record Viennese repertoire only and
will include works from three centuries by
J. Haydn, J. Brahms, F. Schubert and B. Gander.
3 musicians, 3 aesthetics, 3 centuries.
Vienna is famous for its coffee culture -
where is your favorite place to tank up on some
All three of us are really into coffee.
What we like to do is purchase
coffee beans when travelling, grinding
them ourselves and exploring the different
tastes in the comfort of our homes or the
However, if we were to chose a cafe in the city
it would have to be
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