Biography

Munich ARTISTrio was founded by Solovenian siblings Maruša and Matjaž Bogataj and pianist Katharina Khodos. Upon successful completion of solo master studies, they finished their chamber music master degree in July 2014 under the guidance of Prof. Michael Schäfer (piano) and Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with highest distinction.

In September 2013 the Munich ARTISTrio was the only piano trio in the finals of 14th competition ACM Trio di Trieste and was awarded the Second Prize.

In March 2013 the trio recorded Ravel’s Trio in A Minor for RTV Slovenia, and in May 2013 and
2014, Bavarian National Radio (BR) recorded their live concerts of Ravel, Brahms (B-major) and Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat major. In February 2014 the trio gave a concert in Graz together with the Schumann Quartet at the series “Europäisches Podium”, which was recorded live by Austrian Radio (ORF). Later in the same year the trio presented a recital at the Festival »Imago Sloveniae« in Ljubljana.
In 2015 the Munich ARTISTrio returned to Bavarian National Radio to record Rachmaninoff’s trio Elegiague No.1 and in the same year gave a performance of the winning work of Harald-Genzmer-Kompositionswettbewerb (Stufen by Martin Sadowski) in Munich, as well as giving a recital at Chamber music festival ACM Trieste in Italy.

The Munich ARTISTrio took a short break while Maruša focused on her position as the principal-cellist of Slovenian Radio Orchestra and Matjaž as Second Violin co-leader of Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra. Starting next season Matjaž will serve as a leader of Second Violins in the orchestra of Bayerische Staatsoper. The trio makes a return this season joined by Japanese pianist Miki Aoki.

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