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Contra Trio

This new type trio was formed by Asako TEDORIYA, the principle contrabass player of Bochum Symphoniker, with Alexander SPRUNG, a first violin player of NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Benyamin NUSS, a multi-talented pianist. 

From Haydn to Piazzolla, there is no limitation in their music.


J.Haydn : Keyboard Trio, in E Major, Hob.XV:28 

W.A. Mozart: Piano Trio, in G major, K. 564, 

L.v. Beethoven : Piano Trio, in B-flat major, “Gassenhauer”, Op. 11 

S. Rachmaninoff : Trio élégiaque No. 1 

J. Brahms : Zwei Gesänge Op.91 

P. Schoenfeld : Rubato-Andante moderato, Allegro from Café Music 

A. Piazzolla : La muerte del Ángel 

A. Piazzolla :Oblivion 

A. Piazzolla : Escualo 

A. Piazzolla : The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires 


[Alexander Sprung ]

Alexander Sprung is a member of the 1st violin section of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg. He studied with Miriam Fried in Boston, USA, and with Antje Weithaas in Berlin, Germany. During this time he won prizes in several international competitions. Mr. Sprung is an avid Chamber Musician and has been part of Chamber Music Festivals such as Ravinia and Yellow Barn. In Germany, he is a member of the Ensemble Polygon, a Hamburg based String Sextet.


[Asako Tedoriya]

Asako Tedoriya, born in Japan, serves as principal Bass at the Bochumer Symphoniker. She studied in Tokyo with Shu Yoshida, in Berlin with Michael Wolf and Klaus Stoll, and with Alexandra Scott in Karlsruhe. Her Chamber Music partners were Kolja Blacher (violin), Antje Weithaas (violin), Andrej Bielow (violin), Lubbe Gareth (viola), Adrian Brendel (cello) and Sebastian Manz (clarinet). In 2018 she performed a Solo Concerto with her Orchestra.

[Benyamin Nuss]
Benyamin Nuss was born in Germany in 1989. He was inspired and encouraged by his father, the trombonist Ludwig Nuss, an internationally renowned jazz musicians.
Benyamin Nuss finished his masters of music at the Cologne/Aachen conservatoire with Prof. Ilya Scheps. He was the featured soloist in the award winning “Symphonic Fantasies” recording and his first CD released by “Deutsche Grammophon” is a tribute to the legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, who scored the music for the most famous Role Play Game of all times, “Final Fantasy”. He  appeared as a major soloist of the “Symphonic Fantasies” and “Distand World” concerts in Tokio, Chicago, Cologne and Stockholm. In 2012, he recorded his second CD for “Deutsche Grammophon” -”Exotica”, which was equally successful and was followed by celebrated concerts in Tokyo and Singapore. Recently, he did recordings and concerts for radio, performing Gershwins “Concert For Piano in F” with the “Deutsche Radio Philharmonie – Saarbrücken” and Gershwins “Rhapsody In Blue” and Ravels “Piano Concert Nr.2″ with the “WDR Rundfunk Orchester”.

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