Omar Massa and Markus Däunert met at a music festival in England in 2018 whilst performing in a concert with soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic. Markus was a regular guest artist of the orchestra and Danusha Waskiewicz had also played with the Philharmonic as a solo violist. Markus and Danusha had known one another for many years as they played together in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (GMYO) where they also formed a close relationship with the founder and conductor, Claudio Abbado.
The original cellist in the trio was Bruno Delepelaire but due to other commitments, he had to move on and at that point, to find the right fit for the Trio seemed a tall task as Delepelaire was irreplaceable. Thinking outside the box as far as a cellist was concerned, Markus remembered his connection with Danusha and immediately brought her on board.
This was the catalyst for a musical experiment that proved highly successful. Omar had to write arrangements for this exciting ensemble in a very short space of time, as the trio’s first concert was scheduled for the Mantua Chamber Music Festival in a matter of weeks. The cello parts had to be arranged into a score suitable for the viola and the programme featured music from the Baroque to Tango Nuevo. The pieces were chosen to specifically represent the broad range and capability of the bandoneon throughout the last four centuries. The bandoneon was originally intended as an instrument for religious music to be played on the streets of 19th century Germany. Around 1870 it was brought to Argentina by European families emigrating to South America.
The ardeTrio, as it was named at a later date, is an acronym that makes use of the initials of the native countries of its international members.
More about the members of the ardeTrio:
Prelude & Fugue in d minor, BWV 554 (4 min)
Joseph de Torres y Vergara
“Obra de lleno de séptimo tono”. Latin american baroque from National Cathedral of Mexico (5 min)
violin sonata no.3 Op. 5 (12 min)
viola sonata no. 3, BWV 1029 (14 min)
“Ave Maria” (6 min)
“Pedro y Pedro” (3min 30s)
“Bruno & Sarah” and “Calambre” (5 min)
Bordel 1900 (4 min)
,, Cafe 1930″ (6 min)
,,Nightclub 1960″ (5 min)
“Oblivion” (5 min)
“Adios Nonino” (6 min)
“Avincis Tango” (4m 30s)
encore: Astor Piazzolla “Libertango” (2min 30sec)