Three Swiss students formed the Trio Elvetico with the unusual flute, violoncello, piano combination following the encouragement of their chamber music teacher Prof. Franz Holetschek at the 'Wiener Hochschule für Musik' (Viennese School of Music). With the critical support and subsidisation of Prof. Wilhelm Stross of Munich the ensemble soon attained international acclaim. Competition success in Colmar and Stockbridge Massachusetts (USA) opened up the way for tours in the USA, with concerts in the Library of Congress in Washington and in the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Further highlights include tours of the Far East with performances in Hanoi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul and numerous other large cities in China.
As a result of the excellent Czech violist Lubomír Malý, as well known as a member of the Prague String Quartet as he is as soloist, the trio has experienced a shake-up which has brought with it new and delightful timbral facets. Both the flutist Marianne Keller and the pianist Hans Walter Stucki are specialists in chamber music and also perform in other formations. In the constant search for new and unknown works it has been known for Swiss composers such as Arthur Furer to write compositions for the Trio Elvetico. Despite the unusual instrumental combination of this ensemble the repertoire stretches astoundingly from Baroque to the present day.
Maurice Duruflé: Prélude, Récitatif et Variations, op. 3 für Flöte, Viola und Klavier
Vaclav Felix: Trio, op. 62 für Flöte, Viola und Klavier
Arthur Furer: Reminiszenzen für Flöte, Viola und Klavier
Joseph Lauber: La Gentille Batelière für Flöte, Viola und Klavier
Bohuslav Martinu: Trio für Flöte, Viola und Klavier