Trio Artio was founded in Vienna by the Austrian violinist Judith Fliedl, the German cellist Christine Roider and the Austrian pianist Johanna Estermann. After successful international performances, the decision was taken to embark on a musical future together in the form of a piano trio. After four years of cooperation, they have proven what constitutes the essence of the ensemble – the shared fun on stage, the intensive communication with the audience and last but not least the urge to make music in an honest way with each other. The ensemble studied at the MDW with Stefan Mendl (Vienna Piano Trio) and Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), by whom it continues to be artistically mentored.
In addition to its debut at the Vienna Musikverein in 2019, the trio has achieved international exposure through concerts in the USA, Canada, England, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Egypt. As prize-winners of the international chamber music competition “Massimiliano Antonelli”, the ensemble has been supported by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Foundation and by “Le Dimore del Quartetto”. The trio received important inspiration during master classes at the ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) and through lessons with Eberhard Feltz, Dirk Mommertz, Jana Kuss and William Coleman.
Trio Artio performed in the 2019/20 season as the first “Featured Ensemble” of Jeunesse Austria. It was thus heard not only in Vienna’s most important venues, but also throughout Austria. A highlight of the last season was the performance in the Mozart Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus with the “Triple Concerto” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Music education is a special focus of the ensemble’s work. Projects such as “Triolino” – a scenic music piece for children and “Concertrio”- a non verbal scenic music educational concept in collaboration with Lilian Genn have been successfully implemented. In the 2021/22 season, the music theatre production “Wut tut gut” which was specially conceived in cooperation with the director Ela Baumann, will be performed.
An important part of the trio’s musical work is the exploration of contemporary music. In addition to performances of works by Johannes Maria Staud, Bert Breit, Werner Pirchner and Clara Ianotta, the trio premiered the piano trio by Kurt Estermann.
Throughout 2020 until 2022, Trio Artio takes part in the “New Austrian Sound of Music” (NASOM) support programme, a project established by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will see the ensemble representing Austria internationally by performing concerts on stages around the world.
Judith Fliedl, the Austrian-born violinist, has distinguished herself in recent years as a concertmaster, soloist and chamber musician. She has performed internationally in the USA, Canada, Korea, England, Germany, Norway, France and many other countries. In addition to engagements at renowned festivals such as the Salzburg Festival, the Windsor Festival, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, the Pablo Casals Festival, the Maribor Festival, the Aurora Festival, the Musiktage Mondsee, the Carinthian Summer and the Impuls Festival Graz, she can be heard regularly at Austria’s most important venues, such as the Vienna Konzerthaus or the Vienna Musikverein.
One of her great passions besides chamber music is contemporary music. In close collaboration with Klangforum Wien, she is dedicated to the constant expansion of her chamber music and soloist modern repertoire. She has already been in intensive exchange with composers such as Johannes Maria Staud, Bernhard Gander and Johanna Doderer.
After studies with Igor Ozim and Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum Salzburg and further training at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music in London, she completed her Master’s degree with Priya Mitchell. At the MDW Judith Fliedl studied chamber music with Johannes Meissl and Stefan Mendl. As part of her postgraduate studies at Klangforum Wien, Judith Fliedl is supported in the form of the residency scholarship. She received further musical impulses from Pavel Vernikov, Leonidas Kavakos, Eberhard Feltz, Stephanie Gonley, Sophie Schafleitner and Heinrich Schiff, among others. Judith Fliedl has won several prizes at national and international competitions such as: A. e V. Marcosig, Gianluca Compochiario, Brahms Competition and Lions Competition.
She plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni, made in 1780, which is privately provided to her.
Christine Roider received her cello tutelage under Professor Michael Sanderling at the Frankfurt University for Music and Performing Arts and under Professor Reinhard Latzko at the Vienna University of Music and Performance. Her instrumental education was complemented by a degree of instrumental pedagogy with Bruno Weinmeister in Vienna.
As a sought-after chamber and orchestral musician, Christine Roider regularly appears at various festivals. She has performed at the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Zermatt Festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Carinthian Summer music festival and the Salzburg Festival. As a soloist, she has performed at the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
She also performs regularly as part of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to her concert performances, Christine Roider also devotes herself passionately to pedagogy. She teaches at the music school in St. Pölten and as assistant to Professor Reinhard Latzko at the Vienna University of Music.
Johanna Estermann was born in Innsbruck, Austria into a family of musicians. At the age ofsix, she takes her first piano lesson.While still attending school, she already takes up the Bachelor degree course “Instrumental (Voice) Pedagogy” for piano at Mozarteum Salzburg and she participates in the auditions for the Bösendorfer Scholarship is awarded first and second place. In 2008 she graduates with honours and obtains the teaching qualification for Piano and her priority subject Organ. She then moves to Vienna in order to attend the Master degree course “Instrumental (Voice) Pedagogy” for piano at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts. She graduates from her studies in June 2011 with honours. Her passions, chamber music, accompaniment and playing with other musicians, motivated her to additionally take up another course: “Major in Piano Chamber Music” with Avedis Kouyoumdjian at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, which she graduates with honours in 2016.
Johanna attended the postgraduate course Piano Chamber Music with Stefan Mendl (ViennaPiano Trio) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She performs extensively in various ensembles and has been heard in America, Indonesia, China and Japan. She currently lives and works in Innsbruck and Vienna