Ein deutsches Requiem
Hiemetsberger / Eröd / Chorus Sine Nomine
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Ein deutsches Requiem
For many years, a choir, whose name should not be mentioned, has attracted attention even beyond the national borders with unconventional concert forms and specially designed projects. On their third recording for Gramola, Johannes Hiemetsberger and his Chorus sine nomine devote themselves to a work of the classical vocal repertoire: the German Requiem op. 45 by Johannes Brahms. Nevertheless, both the work itself with its German text and a focus on consoling the bereaved and especially Hiemetsberger's decision to record the composer's own version for piano four-hands, which places greater emphasis on the choir, must be termed unconventional. Hence, the Chorus sine nomine with Elena Copons, soprano, and Adrian Eröd, baritone, as well as the piano duo of Johanna Gröbner and Veronika Trisko again manage to produce something very special.
Chorus sine nomine
Founded by Johannes Hiemetsberger in 1991, the Chorus sine nomine ranks among Austria's leading vocal enembles. They are guests at festivals and venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Vienna Musikverein, Osterklang Wien, the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Styriarte, the Salzburg Festival, 'Pfingsten+Barock' or the Music Festival in Grafenegg and appear regularly in the concert series of the Musical Youth of Austria (Jeunesse), with which the choir is associated in a special partnership. Beyond the Austrian borders, in recent years the Chorus sine nomine could be heard in Germany, South Tyrol, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Croatia, Poland and Hungary as well as on extensive tours to the Philippines, Taiwan, the USA and South America.
Numerous first prizes at major choir competitions (the EBU Competition 'Let the Peoples Sing', the Choir Competition in Spittal an der Drau, 'Florilège Vocal de Tours') and CD productions testify to the quality and significance of the cause closest to the heart of the Chorus sine nomine: the cultivation of a capella music in all its diversity.
Piano Duo Gröbner / Trisko
Johanna Gröbner and Veronika Trisko have played together as a piano duo since 1996. Their joint studies of chamber music with the Altenberg Trio at the Conservatoire of the City of Vienna were followed by diplomas with distinction in 2005. Then came further studies in piano performance with M. Hughes at the University of Music in Vienna and at master classes with M. Fernandes, Tal & Groethuysen, A. Delle - Vigne etc.
Concert appearances have taken place in Austria (Musikverein, Vienna Konzerthaus), Germany (the Rose Garden in Mannheim, the Hercules Hall and Gasteig in Munich), the Czech Republic (the Rudolfinum in Prague), Italy (Auditorio della RAI, Turin), Hungary, Norway, Mexico and the USA (Carnegie Hall).
Many radio and television recordings round off the duo's international presence.