Inspired by Ernest Chausson's stirring and at the same time sparkling music, which is significantly characteristic for an important era of the French art, the ensemble gave its very first concert in the course of the festival de Clairac. This was the beginning of the Trio Chausson's successful career. Trio Chausson gave numerous concerts in Europe, the United States and Brazil. Within the series Rising Stars the trio has performed in major European concert halls as well as the Carnegie Hall New York.
They gave highly successful concerts at festivals as Folles Journées Nantes, La Roque d'Anthéron, Tours, Prades, Echternach, Vendsyssel and Heidelberg. They lately appeared in Frankfurt, Munich, Venice, Metz, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris and played the first performance of the Triple Concerto by Chausson/Mathieu Lamboley with the Orchestre d’Auvergne and a number of concerts of this composition in France. Forthcoming highlights of the trio are concerts in Paris Philharmonie and Opera comique, Festival des forêts, Pontlevoy, Nancy and Wiesloch among others.
Boris de Larochelambert and Antoine Landowski studied individually at the Conservatorium in Paris and had chamber music classes with Pierre-Laurent Aimard together. After graduating they continued studying under Claire Désert, Ami Flammer and Alain Meunier. Admitted to the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), which supports young and aspiring cutting edge ensembles, the trio subsequently gained important impulses by collaborating with significant chamber musicians such as Hatto Beyerle, Anner Bylsma, Gérard Wyss, Eckart Heiligers, Shmuel Ashkenazy, Rainer Kussmaul and Johannes Meissl. Especially by Hatto Beyerle the Trio was intensely fostered.
The Trio Chausson drew the attention as the winner of the International Chamber Music Competition Joseph Joachim in Weimar 2005 as well as laureate of the Joseph Haydn Competition Vienna 2004 with an award for the best interpretation of contemporary music. Owing to these outstanding results, the French Association for Artistic Action (AFAA) chose the Trio to participate in its "Déclic" programme in 2005, which includes a live recording at Radio France and international concert tours. The Trio also received grants from the Société Générale and the ADAMI.
Mirare Records has released five CD’s with trios by Chausson, Ravel, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Cécile Chaminade, René Lenormand, Haydn and Hummel which garnered great acclaim. The Trio Chausson received the Gramophone Editor's Choice of the month for their latest CD with trios by Haydn and Hummel.
Matthieu Handtschoewercker, violonist at the Orchestre de Paris, started playing the violin when he was four years old. Studying with Jean-Paul Gariglio, he entered the Paris CNSM in 2005. His teachers there were Boris Garlitsky and Régis Pasquier. He obtained his Masters in 2010.
Passionate about chamber music, he obtained his chamber music diploma in 2011 with highest honors. He was the winner of the Charles H and Maria Canals prize in Lyon with the Werther trio.
Matthieu Handtschoewercker thereafter created the Cavatine quartet with Guillaume & Marie Chilemme, and Bruno Delepelaire. Together, they won the third prize and the Haydn prize of the Hamburg competition in 2012, followed by the second prize of the prestigious Banff quartet competition in 2013.
From 2012 to 2015, he was a solist at the Luxemburg Philarmonic Orchestra under the direction of Emmanuel Krivine.
Matthieu plays the violin “the little prince” from J F, tailormade for him in 2003.
Antoine Landowski began studying the cello with Paul Boufil and Marcel Bardon prior to entering Philippe Muller's class at the Paris Conservatoire, where he obtained his diploma with highest honors.
During his years at the Conservatoire, he participated in an exchange at the Berlin Hochschule, studying with Wolfgang Boettcher, principal cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition, Antoine Landowski has participated in masterclasses with Mistlav Rostropovitch, Christoph Henkel, Frans Helmerson and Marc Coppey, and has performed under the batons of Georges Prêtre, Armin Jordan and M. Gielen.
In addition to his activities with the Chausson Trio, Antoine Landowski founded the Chamber Music Festival at Beaulieu - Saint Jean Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera in 2002, and has been directing the "3 saisons de la Plaine" Festival for two years. He also teaches chamber music at Anger Conservatoire.
Antoine Landowski plays on a Charles-Adolphe Mocotel cello (1852).
Boris de Larochelambert
Boris de Larochelambert began studying piano in Mulhouse and then at the Regional Conservatoire in Strasbourg prior to entering the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in 1999. There he studied with Gérard Frémy and Nicolas Angelich, obtaining his piano diploma with honors.
He further pursued his piano studies with Rena Shereshevskaya as well as analysis studies with Michaël Levinas. Prize winner at the Besançon European Musical Institute in 1994 - with the highest grade ever given - he was named Best Potential Young Pianist in Regio (France-Germany-Switzerland) in 1997, leading to his performance of Chopin's First Piano Concerto in Bâle with the Regio Orchestra. He was in 2nd prize winner at the Concours Musical Français in 2003.
Boris de Larochelambert is the author of most Trio Chausson transcriptions. He also teaches chamber music and piano in Torcy Conservatoire.