Concert Tour Hugo Kauder Trio

The Hugo Kauder Trio concert tour was a full success!

We have had wonderful artists at our Whitney Center concerts but none surpassed the great ensemble playing of today's musicians. Superb! Dr. LaCamera,  Chair of Music Committee, Oct. 14, 2014.

Hugo Kauder Trio


Hugo Kauder Trio performed at following venues:

  • Thursday, October 9, 7:30pm, Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY. Free admission. Reservation strongly recommended: 212-319-5300 or Concert program.    
  • Sunday, October 12, 4pm, Whitney Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden, CT.
    2:30pm, talk by Norman Dee, President of the Hugo Kauder Society and one of Kauder's last students. Concert program
    Free admission, suggested contribution at door.
  • Tuesday, October 14, 7:30pm, Embassy of Hungary, 2900 Spring of Freedom, NW, Washington, DC. In partnership with The Embassy Series.  
    Tickets $75 click here to order. Concert program.                                                                           

The Hugo Kauder Society thanks all the venues for their hospitality and support!

The Hugo Kauder Trio was founded in 2008 by Ivan Danko, solo oboist of the State Opera in Stuttgart, Germany, and winner of the 2009 Kauder Competition for Wind Instruments. His idea to establish an ensemble with a unique combination of instruments originated while performing with violist Róbert Lakatos and pianist Ladislav Fanzowitz. The combination of oboe, viola and piano creates an interesting sound alternative to the typical piano trio and opens up an exceptional and innovative repertoire.
In their search for suitable music, the Trio discovered Hugo Kauder. His origin (Tovacov is in today's Czech Republic) and the fact that these compositions contain elements of Central European folk music, inspired the Trio to adopt the name the Hugo Kauder Trio.
In an attempt to unveil lesser known works, the Hugo Kauder Trio is exploring the works by other persecuted composers and unknown authors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Click here for video clip of Hugo Kauder Trio performance on YouTube.

"The performance of these rarities revealed the musicians as the optimally synchronized unit that interpreted the peculiarities of each piece with sensitivity and soloistic accomplishment. Alongside the aforementioned pianist [Ladislav Fanzowitz], the at times profoundly poetic, at times hazardously nimble and accurate bow strokes of Robert Lakatos on the viola were a delight, as well as Ivan Danko on the oboe, that instrument with the shawm-like sound, requireing so much puffing and blowing. Danko shined with unfailingly pitch-perfect embouchure, whether in splendidly dignified crescendi or quick passages, in high interpretive art and did an exemplary job of showing off the mellow-warm tone of the instrument to its best advantage." (review of concert at Castle Haigerloch, Germany, June 2013)

"The Trio showed its strength from the first note on: a good balance between the partners; they listen and react to one another, something that cannot often be said about "accompanying" pianists". (review of concert at Castle Koengen, Germany, June 2013)

"The concert in the St. Wolfgang Church on Sunday came across as a musical treasure box in which the artists, playing positively dense and lively, presented their enchanting sound jewels with finesse." (review of concert at Castle Pfullingen, Germany, Jan. 2010)