Atos Trio


Founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer and pianist Thomas Hoppe, the ATOS TRIO strives to convey the spirit of string quartet playing to the piano trio realm. Never shying from extremes, the ensemble aims to push limits when it comes to sound and dynamics and is known for its honesty of interpretation.

The 'Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award' recognized the achievement of the ATOS TRIO and awarded this distinction to the trio in 2007. It offers the winners twenty important US concerts including a debut concert at New York's Carnegie Hall and performances in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City and Tucson. The Detroit Press proclaimed: "Three voices – one sound: The kind of pitch-perfect unanimity of phrasing, tone, feeling and interpretation that distinguishes the finest chamber ensembles."

In the same year, at the '5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition', the ATOS TRIO took not only the First Prize but also the Grand Prize, the 'Musica Viva Tour Prize', and the 'Audience Prize'. Never before in the history of this competition, held only every four years, has a single ensemble acquired all those honors. One year earlier the ATOS TRIO won First Prize and the distinction for best interpretation of a work by Schubert at the International Competition in Graz, Austria called 'Franz Schubert and the Music of Modern Times'.

Most recently, the ATOS TRIO became BBC Radio 3 "New Generations Artists" for 2009/2011 for a number of recording sessions and to be part of important music festivals in Great Britain during the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.

The ATOS TRIO has performed hundreds of concerts and appeared at prestigious festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Festspiele Schwetzingen, the City of London Festival, Budapest Spring, and Enescu Festival (Bucharest). During the last season, the ATOS TRIO has given important debuts at Wigmore Hall (London), Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), all to capacity audiences and critical acclaim. Under the auspices of Musica Viva Australia, they completed a highly successful 16 concerts - tour of Australia. In the upcoming season, they will appear with national and international symphony orchestras to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Martinu's Concertino, tour the USA with performances in New York City and at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) and perform return engagements at Wigmore Hall.

In 2005, the debut CD was released by Ars Musici with works by Beethoven, Brahms and Kirchner. Two CD's followed in 2008, one on the Azica label with works by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, the other on the CPO label with the complete trios by Heinrich von Herzogenberg, which had sold out its first release. The latest CD, released by CPO in 2010, highlights the works of Czech composer Josef Suk. These recordings attracted critical attention and musical acclaim: "These CD recordings give proof of the exceptional musicality of these young, musical “treasure hunters." (Spiegel Online). The latest CD project is dedicated to Mendelssohn's piano trios and was released in April 2011, edited by CPO.

Annette von Hehn plays the Ex-Neaman Stradivarius which is kindly provided to her by the Neaman family.


Atos Trio's appearance in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Works for Piano Trio

Antonin Dvorak

Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"
Piano Trio no 3 in F minor, Op. 65/B 130

Cécile Chaminade

Piano Trio no. 2 in a minor, Op. 34

Clara Schumann

Piano Trio in G minor Op. 17

Dmitry Shostakovich

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Felix Mendelssohn

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Franz Joseph Haydn

Piano Trio in F sharp minor Hob.XV26
Piano Sonata no. 60 in C Major Hob. XVI:50
Piano Trio in E flat Major Hob. XV:29

Franz Schubert

Piano Trio in B flat Major, Op. 99, D. 898
Piano Trio in E flat Major, Op. 100, D. 929

Gaspar Cassado

Piano Trio in C Major

Giuseppe Martucci

Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 59
Piano Trio in E flat Major, Op. 62

Heinrich von Herzogenberg

Piano Trio No.1 in c minor, Op. 24
Piano Trio No.2 in d minor, Op.36

Henry Charles Litolff

Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 47
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 56
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 100

Jean Francaix

Piano Trio

Johannes Brahms

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

Leon Kirchner

Piano Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio no. 1 in E-flat Major Op. 1/1
Piano Trio no. 2 in G Major, Op. 1/2
Piano Trio no. 5, in D Major. Op. 70/1, "Ghost"
Piano Trio no. 6 in E flat Major, Op. 70/2
Piano Trio no. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 97, "Archduke"
Piano Trio no. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor, op. 1/3

Maurice Ravel

Piano Trio

Mauricio Kagel

Piano Trio No. 2

Niels W. Gade

Noveletten for Piano Trio, Op. 29

Robert Schumann

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63
Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80
Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 88, "Fantasiestucke"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Trio in G Major KV 564
Piano Trio No. 4 in E Major, KV 542
Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat Major, KV 502
Piano Trio No. 5 in C major, KV 548
Piano Trio with Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56
The Age, Melbourne
Tue, 2007-07-17
What marks out the three trio members is the validity of a musical relationship that starts off with a thorough awareness of their interdependence.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Thu, 2007-03-01
With Schubert’s Notturno D 897, the ATOS Trio demonstrated a nuanced consciousness of sound, and gift for seamless lowing of opposing feelings, and approached Brahms’s trio op.101 in c minor with maturity of interpretation.
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Fri, 2007-03-02
Annette von Hehn, Stefan Heinemeyer and Thomas Hoppe present from the very beginning an atmosphere that feasts on artistic care and earnestness as much as from unbounded joy of music-making
Ruhr Nachrichten
Tue, 2006-11-14
Sound of the ATOS Trio is addictive – world class level playing at the series Next Generation
Kieler Nachrichten
Tue, 2006-06-06
From this celebrated trio we may continue to expect great things
Mon, 2006-03-27
As purposeful as the approach, as simultaneously clear the impression of permanent, immediate creativity. And as professional as the mastery of the entirety, as undeniable the visible, spontaneous effect of electrifying expression of utterly unorthodox interpretational curiosity. The splendidly blended ensemble captivates with a successful combination of precision and glowing vivaciousness. The trio’s playing is of a compelling dynamic intensity and richly tone coloured sound. The trio pours its rhetoric into the auditorium with offerings of the most variegated musical gestures, which, well above obvious foreground directness, are simply inspiring. We will doubtless hear much of these musicians yet!
Nordfriesland Tageblatt
Thu, 2005-12-15
The ATOS Trio demonstrated a breathing and vigorous playing, that again and again caught fire: playing whose magic never let up
Dithmarscher Landeszeitung
Mon, 2005-12-05
The ATOS Trio convinced not only through its passion and impulsiveness, but especially by its moving devotion that at times stirred listener
Rotenburger Rundschau
Wed, 2005-11-30
The still young and yet already successful ATOS Trio moved the audience to enthusiastic storms of applause. Soulful and lucid, restrainedly fading the Schumann Fantasiestuecke Opus 88 were played, a beautifully accomplished interpretation, to which one would have gladly submitted oneself much longer
Leo Kirchner, Ludwig van Beethoven & Johannes Brahms Leo Kirchner: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano 1. 1st movement 2. Largo Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviertrio Es-Dur op. 1 Nr. 1 3. Allegro 4. Adagio cantabile 5. Scherzo. Allegro assai 6. Finale. Presto Johannes Brahms: Klaviertrio C-Dur op. 87 7. Allegro 8. Andante con moto 9. Scherzo. Presto 10. Finale. Allegro giocoso
Heinrich von Herzogenberg
Piano Trio No.1 c minor, op.24: 1. Allegro 2. Andante 3. Presto 4. Lento - Allegro Piano Trio No.2 d minor, op.36: 5. Allegro 6. Andante 7. Allegro molto 8. Allegro moderato
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Photo: Steven Haberland

Photo: Steven Haberland

Photo: Steven Haberland

Photo: Gela Megrelidze


  • Annette von Hehn (Violin)
  • Stefan Heinemeyer (Cello)
  • Thomas Hoppe (Piano)