Ohrknacker (Ear Cracker) is a series of Trio Catch concerts in Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg Hamburg, sponsored by Elbkulturfonds.
Here, the audience’s ears are opened to new sounds, the like of which they have never heard before, with no age limits, and no need for prior musical knowledge. 

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New CD

Trio Catch’s second album "Sanh" is out now on col legno. It includes pieces by Christophe Bertrand and Bernhard Lang as well as the Brahms Trio in A minor, Op.114. 

The album is available as CD and digital download.

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Rising Stars Tour

Trio Catch is to be given a new piece by the Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud for the Rising Stars tour.
The piece will be played for the first time on September 20 at the Kölner Philharmonie.

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New pieces for Trio Catch

The next premiere of pieces by Manfred Stahnke and Benjamin Helmer will take place on June 12 at the Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Mannheim.


New piece for solo clarinet

Psychogramm II by Márton Illés will be premiered at the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik on April 25 at 7 p.m.
The concert will be broadcast live on WDR3.


Paris residency

Trio Catch will spend three months in Paris from February 2015.

The schedule will include concerts, work with composers and preparation for the second CD, which will be recorded this spring at Deutschlandradio Kultur.

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New CD

Our first CD is out now on the col legno label. 

works by Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Franco Donatoni, Morton Feldman, Marton Illés, John Bull and Mark Andre.

feat.: Sabine Meyer and Reiner Wehle, clarinets (Feldman)

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Rising Stars 2015/16

Trio Catch have been chosen by the European Concert Hall Organisation to take part in their Rising Stars series!
As such we will have the opportunity to perform in some of the biggest concert halls across Europe during the 2015/16 season.
The international concert series began in 1995 and has since aided the careers of many young artists.


teaching post at the Musikhochschule Hamburg

Trio Catch will hold a teaching post at the Musikhochschule Hamburg from the summer semester of 2014.


Berenberg Kulturpreis 2014

Trio Catch have been awarded the 2014 Berenberg Kulturpreis.

Endowed with 15,000 euro in prize money, it is one of the biggest prizes for emerging artists in Germany.
The award ceremony in February will also give us the opportunity to demonstrate our musical virtuosity; we will perform compositions by Franco Donatoni and Ludwig van Beethoven.

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International Darmstadt summer courses for new music

Trio Catch has been selected for the boost! Project as part of ENSEMBLE 2014 at the International Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music.
The Summer Courses take place from August 2-16, 2014.
More info at


Concert of the German Radio Philharmonics on November 15,2013

On November 15, 2013, I will play with Nina Janssen (Clarinet) as a soloist at the 1st Studio-Concert Saarbrücken of the German Radio Philharmonics.

The concert will be broadcasted live directly from the Great Hall of the broadcasting studios Halberg of Saarbrücken by SR2 culture radio at 8:00 p.m..

It can also be listened to via live stream online. For more information go to:

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New Website

The new website of Trio Catch is finally online.
There, you can find news, photos, videos and concert dates of Sun-Young Nam (piano), Eva Boesch (violoncello) and me (clarinet).
Feel free to visit at and lots of fun at exploring the site.

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Cité International des Arts Paris

In 2015, I will be a fellow at the Cité International des Arts in Paris and as part of this scholarship I will live and study in Paris for several months.
I am looking forward to this new experience and many new impressions.


German Music Competition with wind instrument trio "3R"

The Wind Instruments Trio "3R", that I am part of together with Gregor
Schulenberg (Flute) and Paul Hübner (Trumpet), took part in the German Music Competition in Stuttgart at the end of March.

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We got to the finals and won the scholarship of the German Music Council, which
means we got admited to the Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler (BAKJK), a
project that supports young professional musical talent.


Trio Catch will be Ensemble in Residence at Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg

Trio Catch is excited, that we will be Ensemble in Residence at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg starting this April. As part of this engagement we will be holding workshops.

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Furthermore, we are looking forward to rehearse and perform new compositions, that students of the
field of composition will write for us.


Trio Catch at Ultraschall Festival on radio Kulturradio

Trio Catch’s performance at the Ultraschall Festival will be broadcasted on Kulturradio on February 27. Tune in between 21:04 and 22:00 o’clock. More info about the show can be found here:


Eva Boesch: New at Trio Catch

Trio Catch is welcoming cellist Eva Boesch to the team.

She studied at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and at Musikhochschule Cologne. A central focus of her artistic work is the intense analysis and consideration of contemporary music.

In season 2010/2011, she was awardee of the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt.

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Trio Catch at „Alte Druckerei Ottensen“

On the 1st advent, Trio Catch played at the old printing house in Ottensen.

The program of the evening contained only a small dose of  Christmas spirit and contemplation and a lot of energy and passion.

We played the Trio d-moll of Alexander von Zemlinsky followed by Iannis Xenakis, whose composition ranged from lyrically to dramatic. After playing Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy we closed this beautiful evening by playing  “Musique de table” – as a big surprise for the audience.

Altogether it was a great and successful concert.  

Trio Catch at „Alte Druckerei Ottensen“Trio Catch at „Alte Druckerei Ottensen“


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Finally, my new website is online as of today. Besides new photos, videos, a schedule of my next concerts and performances and press reviews, you will also find news on this site, from now on.

You are welcome to stop by frequently, to see what’s new.

A big thank you to Ines Lopin (, who designed the website and made it so beautiful.

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Ankunft: Neue Musik at Central Station Berlin

„Ankunft: Neue Musik“, meaning Arrival: New Music – this was the motto of a series of concerts, operas, movies and performances from August 22 till September 01 in the Central Station of Berlin.

I had the pleasure of performing there with Trio Catch on August 29 – in the middle of the Central Station, next to escalators and timetables, amidst a lot of train passengers. It was a great experience.

A short recording of us performing Thierry de Meys’ “Musique de tables” can be found on YouTube:

Ankunft: Neue Musik at Central Station BerlinAnkunft: Neue Musik at Central Station Berlin


Photo Exhibition “Music” at Hamburg Town Hall

Today was the opening of photo exhibition “Music” at the town hall of Hamburg. Photographies by Rebecca Hoppé are shown in the foyer until July 21. You can see a portrait of me as Little Harlequin as well as of my Trio Catch fellow members Yen-Ting Liu and Sun-Young Nam next to a lot of other musicians of the city.

Photo Exhibition “Music” at Hamburg Town HallPhoto Exhibition “Music” at Hamburg Town Hall

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