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Sunday, March 26, 2023 | 5:30 PM

Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Dörken Trio

The Helen Coplan Harrison Concert

Location: Shriver Hall

A brilliant trio of musicians—violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, and pianist Kiveli Dörken—come together for a rare U.S. tour. The Grammy nominated group is heralded as “richly satisfying” (The Boston Globe) with a “combined musical voice that speaks with incontestable integrity” (The Washington Post). Their program features Schubert’s B-flat Trio, a radiant masterpiece.

“It was sophisticated music making, joyously conveyed and received in kind, a rare and memorable evening” – The WholeNote

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Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Dörken Trio

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Kiveli Dörken, piano

Originally comprised of violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt, the Trio made their debut performance at the Rheingau Festival in summer 2004.  Since then, they have performed to great acclaim in many of the major music centers in Europe and North America.

The Trio made their North American debut in February 2010 and since then have appeared in New York’s Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Orange County, Vancouver, Denver, Toronto, Princeton, Yale, and the Library of Congress. During their fourth North American tour in the 22/23 season, they return to San Francisco for three performances and make their debuts at Duke University as week as in Baltimore, Houston and Troy, NY and at New York City’s 92nd Street Y.

Equally busy internationally, the Trio has performed in Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Bilbao, and Luxemburg among other cities.

The Trio’s first recording of the three Brahms Trios for Ondine received stellar reviews and was nominated for a Grammy.  Their second recording, also for Ondine, featured the Dvorak Piano Trios and was released in the fall of 2018.  Their next release with be the Schubert Piano Trios in November 2022, also for Ondine.

In September 2022, Lars Vogt tragically passed away from cancer.  Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff asked pianist Kiveli Dörken to join them for this tour.  The Tetzlaffs and Lars Vogt worked with Ms. Dörken playing chamber music and recitals for many years and we are all grateful that she has made herself available to participate in the tour.

This tour is dedicated to the memory of Lars Vogt.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Equally at home in the repertoire of classical and romantic music as well as the 20th century, Christian Tetzlaff has set standards with his interpretations of the great violin concertos with the world’s greatest orchestras.  As a soloist and chamber musician, he regularly gives guest performances in all the major international music metropolises. He plays a violin by Peter Greiner. His website is

Tanja Tetzlaff, violoncello
Tanja Tetzlaff performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe as well as in the USA, Australia, and Japan and is a regular guest at international festivals. Ms. Tetzlaff carries an unusually broad repertoire of standard cello works as well as compositions composed in the 20th and 21st century and is particularly active organizing and participating in ground-breaking concert productions which include other art forms and often focus on current events, like climate change. She plays a violoncello by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from 1776. Her website is

Kiveli Dörken, piano
An active performer with orchestras and in recital in Germany, Kiveli Dörken dedicates a considerable amount of her time to playing chamber music and performs regularly with artists such as Christian Tetzlaff, Maximilian Hornung, and Tanja Tetzlaff. She studied with Lars Vogt at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover and is also the Artistic Director of the Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF) on the Greek Island Lesbos, a festival she founded in 2015. Her website is 

“Few could have brought such authority or expressive force to this music” – SF Gate

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3

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Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Piano Trio No 2 in G minor, Op. 26

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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898

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