Trio Tempora

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Emese, Madeleine and Marius are dedicated and highly skilled artists; with technical and sensitive refinement already in their young age.”
Jonathan Östlund 
Composer


Founded in 2017 in Salzburg by Romanian clarinetist Marius Birtea, French cellist Madeleine Douçot and Hungarian pianist Emese Badi, the young Trio Tempora has already gathered an enhanced performing experience, being regularly invited to perform in concert venues such as the Marmor Hall of the Mirabell Palace Salzburg or the Konzertrotunde & Wanderhalle of the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie.

The young talents have all studied in the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg under the supervision of Clemens Hagen, Alois Brandhofer, Imre Rohmann and Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch.

Passionate about chamber music, they perform the greatest masterpieces of the Viennese Classicism, like the “Kegelstatt” Trio KV. 498 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or the Clarinet Trios Op. 11 and Op. 38 of Ludwig van Beethoven.
The trio is fond of the romantic repertoire as well, such as the Clarinet Trio Op. 114 of Johannes Brahms, which they recorded in November 2018 in the University of Mozarteum Salzburg, or the 8 Pieces Op. 83 of Max Bruch, which they first performed in January 2019 as part of the “Tangobrücke” concert series in Einbeck, Germany.

Trio Tempora has a successful collaboration with the Swedish contemporary composer, Jonathan Ostlund, who’s trio “Sonatine Lyrique” they premiered in October 2018 in the Arenberg Palace in Salzburg. The trio has signed a recording contract with the Divine Art Records in August 2018 to record and release Ostlund’s Sonatine Lyrique for his double CD, released in April 2019.

In June 2019 Trio Tempora has won an audition to be members of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation Salzburg for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.

The young ensemble has already a great number of engagements for the upcoming seasons including chamber music concerts in the Christophori Salon, Berlin, the famous Tchaikowsky Hall in Hamburg, the beautiful Peles Castle and the Philharmonic “Paul Constantinescu” in Romania.