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“The Amatis Piano Trio is an outstanding ensemble on their way to establishing a great international career” - Prof. Daniel Hope (Beaux Arts Trio)

Photo by Marco Borggreve




The Amatis Trio was founded in Amsterdam in 2014 by German violinist Lea Hausmann, British cellist Samuel Shepherd and Dutch/Chinese pianist Mengjie Han.


Only weeks after forming, the trio won the audience prize in Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival-Concours at the Royal Concertgebouw and the 1st prize at at the “Parkhouse Award” in London’s Wigmore hall- both venues that now invite them as regular performers and to which they returned in the 2018/19 season as ECHO (European Concert Hall Organization) Rising Stars. 


Between 2016 - 2018 the Amatis Trio were selected by BBC Radio 3 for the BBC New Generation Artists scheme and in 2018 they were part of the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland. 


The Amatis Trio today emerges as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation. Their commitment to new music, to education projects and bringing Western music to audiences less exposed has most recently led the Trio to undertaking tours in Indonesia and India; performing in Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts and teaching masterclasses.


Summer 2019 saw the Amatis Trio make their BBC Proms debut and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jamie Phillips at the 2019 Kings Lynn Festival. In an “Amatis Trio and Friends” programme they made their 2019 Edinburgh International Festival debut.

Rising Stars 2018/19

The 2019/20 season sees the Trio perform in Europe’s major concert halls including Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Philharmonie Cologne, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Berlin Philharmonie and Philharmonie Paris amongst others. In addition to performances in many major concert halls in Europe the Trio makes a debut tour of Sweden and Turkey and is artist in residence at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2020. The trio was also appointed a faculty residency of Cambridge University for the 2019/20 season.


The Amatis Trio’s commitment to contemporary music led to the foundation in 2015 of the ‘Dutch Piano Trio Composition Prize’, encouraging young composers to expand the piano trio repertoire. The trio has commissioned and premiered 15 contemporary pieces since- most recently the piano trio “Moorlands”, by Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi.


Since 2015 the trio has worked intensively with Wolfgang Redik (Vienna Piano Trio) and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) and is currently enrolled in the Chamber Music Master Studies at the Hanns Eisler University in Berlin. The Trio is part of the European Chamber Music Academy. Other important musical influences include Hatto Beyerle, the Trio Jean Paul, Lukas Hagen, Fabio Bidini, Ilya Grubert, Anner Bylsma, Christian Schuster, Ib Hausmann, Imre Rohmann, Menahem Pressler and Sir András Schiff.



Other prize-winning accolades include the biggest chamber music prize of the Netherlands; the Kersjesprijs, the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the 2015 International Parkhouse Competition at the Wigmore Hall, winners of the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar, Germany as well as their nomination for the Dutch Classical Talent Award in 2015/2016.

1st Prize Winners of the Parkhouse Award at Wigmore Hall, London 2015

International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, Weimar, Germany 2nd Prize Winner

Dutch Classical Talent

Tour and Award






15 October, 19:30
Stiftung Mozarteum 
Schwarzstraße 26
Salzburg, Austria

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23 October, 19:30
Amatis Trio in Istanbul
Albert Long Hall, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi
Istanbul, Turkey

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26 October, 15:00
Amatis Trio in Sweden
Hanebo församlingshem
Kilafors, Sweden

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27 October, 18:00
Amatis Trio in Sweden
Söderhamn, Sweden

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28 October, 19:00
Amatis Trio in Sweden

Hudiksvall, Sweden

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29 October, 19:00
Amatis Trio in Sweden
Gävle, Sweden

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30 October, 19:00
Amatis Trio in Sweden
Västerås Konserthus
Västerås, Sweden

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23 November, 20:00
Amatis Trio & Ib Hausmann

Schloßgasse 8
Aschaffenburg, Germany

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29 November, 19:30
Privatmusikverein Nürnberg


Münchener Straße 21

Nürnberg, Germany

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30 November, 21:00


Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Concertgebouwplein 10

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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5th of December- 22nd of December

Amatis in ASIA



14th of January, 20:00

Young Classic Europe

European Parliamentary Association

76 allée de la Robertsau

Strasbourg, France

17th of January, 20:00
Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9

Ede, The Netherlands

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20th of January, 19:30
Série jeunes, Tonhalle Zürich

 Zahnradstraße 22

Zürich, Switzerland

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2nd of February, 11:00

Eisler Plus


Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

Charlottenstraße 55

Berlin, Germany

3rd of February, 12:00
Cambridge Residency Recital

Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Hills Road

Cambridge, United Kingdom

5th of February, 12:30

Lecture Recital Schumann Op. 110

KKS, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

Charlottenstraße 55

Berlin, Germany

17th – 29th of February
University of Toronto Faculty of Music

Irene R. Miller Piano Trio Residency

80 Queen’s Park

Toronto, Canada

5th of March, 13:00
Leicester International Music Festival

Victorian Art Gallery, New Walk Museum

53 New Walk

Leicester, United Kingdom

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6th of March, 19:30

Prestwold Hall

Prestwold Lane

Loughborough, Leicestershire

United Kingdom

7th of March, 19:30

Champs Hill

Waltham Park Road

Coldwaltham, Pulborough,

West Sussex, United Kingdom


11th of March, 20:00

Opus Amadeus Chamber Music Festival

Yeldeğirmeni Sanat Concert Hall

Ískele Sk. No:43, Kadiköy

Istanbul, Turkey

13th of March, 19:30
Meisterkonzerte Würzburg

Hochschule für Musik

Hofstallstraße 6-8

Würzburg, Germany

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15th of March, 18:00

Konsertsaal Musikschule Menden

Untere Promenade 30

Menden, Germany

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16th of March, 20:30
Schiermonnikoog Festival

De Stag

Cultureel Centrum Schiermonnikoog

Langestreek 23

Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

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16th of April, 20:30
Teatro Sannazaro

Via Chiaia

Naples, Italy

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17th of April, 19:30

Chiesa di San Benedetto

Via San Benedetto

 Salerno, Italy

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7th of May

Experimental Theatre, NCPA

Nariman Point

Mumbai, India

15th - 22th of May

Osaka, Japan

7th of June

Burg Konradsheim

Cologne, Germany


2nd of July

Beethovenhaus Bonn

Bonn, Germany











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