Music and Beyond: Vienna Piano Trio, with cellist Clemens Hagen, in Ottawa in February

The Vienna Piano Trio — David McCarroll, Clemens Hagen, Stefan Mendl — will be performing in Ottawa next Feb. 24.

One of the world’s finest piano trios will be warming up February in Ottawa.

The Vienna Piano Trio will bring a program into the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre that includes Haydn’s Trio in E Minor, XV:12; Brahms’ Trio No. 3 in C Minor,  Op. 101 and Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, Op. 97. Joining the ensemble is the newest member, the cellist Clemens Hagen.

In addition, Music and Beyond is announcing some of the acts coming to the 2020 festival this July including: Germany’s Auryn Quartet, the Alliage Saxophone Quintet, pianist Gregory Charles, the Gesualdo Six and Montreal’s klezmer stars, Kleztory.

Clemens Hagen, considered one of today’s foremost cellists, was a founding member of the 37-year-old Hagen Quartet with brother Lukas and sisters Angelika and Veronika.

Hagen, who plays a Stradivarius cello from 1698, has performed around the world with such chamber partners as Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Mitsuko Uchida, Valery Afanassiev, Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bachmet and Sabine Meyer.

He is also a regular soloist with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony and the Royal Concertgebouw. He performs on a superb

“The Vienna Piano Trio has been a favourite with Music and Beyond audiences since the festival was founded 10 years ago,” said festival director Julian Armour in a media release. “I am delighted that Ottawa will be the first Canadian city to hear them at this exciting new stage of their career. Clemens Hagen is a spectacular cellist, and I know the audience will be in for a very special evening.”

The trio will perform works by Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven.

The announcement coincides with a new Member Pass that includes savings on events such as the Christmas with Music and Beyond on Dec. 21 and the Vienna Piano Trio event. 

For more information on the range of passes and ticketing options please see

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.