Trio Ventapano

Trio Ventapano
Trio Ventapano

Werner Neugebauer, violin
Firmian Lermer, viola
Heike Schuch, cello

Wednesday 2. 9. 2015   20:00
Franciscan monastery in Piran


  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Two Fugues KV 404a. in D minor and F Major
  • Dietrich Buxtehude: Sonata for viola and B.C. in D major

Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Presto - Allegro

  • Giuseppe Tartini: Piccola sonata for violin and cello in C major

Cantabile andante - Allegro assai - Presto

  • Georg Friedrich Händel/Johan Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin and cello
  • Franz Schubert: Trio for strings in B flat major D 471


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento for string trio in E flat Major KV 563

Allegro - Adagio - Menuetto. Allegretto Trio - Andante - Menuetto. Allegretto Trio I/II - Allegro


Werner Neugebauer

was born in Graz. He studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Irmgard Gahl where he received his degree with distinction in 1991 and was awarded a special prize from the Austrian Government.

He went on to study the violin with Ernst Kovacic in Vienna. At the same time he became interested in playing the baroque violin as well as performance practice under the guardianship of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who also taught at the Mozarteum.

In 1993 Werner Neugebauer became a member of Camerata Salzburg under Sandor Vegh. Since then he has performed extensively with many ensembles of international repute such as Klagforum Wien, Salzburger Hofmusik, Concentus Musicus and Ensemble Baroque de Limoges. Werner has appeared at many festivals throughout Europe together with musicians such as Benjamin Schmid, Irena Grafenauer, Radovan Vlatkovic, Thomas Riebl, Sergio Azzolini, Pepe Romero, Michael Kofler, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Giuliano Carmignola and others.

Since 1993 Werner has been teaching at the Salzburg University, Mozarteum, initially as assistant for Irmgard Gahl and later in the same position for Benjamin Schmid and Lukas Hagen. In 2006 he was assigned his own preparation class at the institution.

 Werner Neugebauer plays a violin by Francesco Rugieri from 1696, and gratefully acknowledges its extended loan from Fürst Starhemberg.


Firmian Lermer, viola

Firmian studied in Vienna with Thomas Kakuska and the Alban Berg Quartet. He received inspiration from G.Kurtag, S.Celibidache and S.Végh. For many years Lermer has been solo violist of Camerata Salzburg and as a result was invited several times as leader to Claudio Abbados Mozart Orchestra in Bologna, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera.

In 1996 he founded the string sextet Hyperion Ensemble, which has played in many important venues all over the world.

As a soloist he has performed with the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt and the Panonische Philharmonie.

Firmian Lermer is currently teaching at the “Haydn Konservatorium” in Eisenstadt and at the “Landeskonservatorium” in Innsbruck.


Heike Schuch, cello

The daughter of German émigré’s from Romania, Heike was born in Neuss, Germany, where she received her first cello lessons at the age of 7. She continued her musical education at the music university of Cologne with Maria Kliegel (starting as a junior student), until she became a student of Enrico Bronzi at the famous Mozarteum Salzburg. Further important musical influences she gained through the work with Clemens Hagen (Hagen Quartett) and in master classes with David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Heinrich Schiff, Frans Helmerson and Arto Noras.

As soloist and especially chamber musician she has been a guest of festivals in Europe, Asia, North- and South America and has performed with musicians like Arto Noras, Pavel Vernikov, Jörg Widmann, Tommaso Lonquich and Jeffrey Swann. She is also the prize-winner of several national and international competitions. Her history of awards includes the Grant for Arts from her hometown of Neuss, the Grant for Arts of the International Summer Academy and the city of Salzburg, and the European Award for Young Artists of the European Foundation for Culture, “Pro Europe”.