The ATOS Trio is a German piano trio that was founded in 2003 and has played with the same line-up since then.
The name ATOS stands for A nnette - T h O mas - S tefan, the members of the trio. The trio has its center of life in Berlin.
" Three voices, one sound: It is this absolutely perfect unity of phrasing, sound, feeling and interpretation that sets the ATOS Trio apart from all others." (Detroit FreePress, USA).
The ATOS Trio has established itself as one of the best piano trios to perform in public today. After intensive studies with Ilan Gronich, Menahem Pressler and the Alban Berg Quartet , the trio won the German Music Competition , the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition. A New Generation Artists Award from the BBC and a Borletto Buitoni Award soon followed.
Since then, the ATOS Trio has played in many renowned halls around the world - in Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, to name just a few - with a repertoire containing all the masterpieces of piano trio literature as well as many lesser known treasures.
"... they were Austrians in Haydn, Czechs in Dvórak and Russians in Shostakovich." ( O Estado de Sao Paulo , Brazil) .
With exciting interpretations and unbridled enthusiasm, with absolute commitment and always refreshingly genuine, the ATOS Trio continues to delight its listeners at concerts all over the world.
"... one of the elite piano trios playing before the public today." (The Washington Post, USA)
Annette von Hehn (* 1978 in Kiel) received her first violin lessons at the age of four. From 1996 to 2000 she studied at the New York Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman . After successfully completing this, she went to Berlin, where she completed a postgraduate course for soloists in Professor Ilan Gronich's solo class, which she graduated with distinction in 2003. From 2001 to 2003 she was a scholarship holder of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra . In 2001 she won the ARD International Music Competition in the violin category. She plays an instrument made by violin maker Julia Pasch (Vienna).
Stefan Heinemeyer (* 1980 in Berlin) also received his first violoncello lessons at the age of four. His teacher was Friederike Bauer-Eschen. He continued his musical training as a young student at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin in the class of Markus Nyikos, where he began his main studies in 1998. From 1997 to 1998 he was tutored by Stanislav Apolín in Prague. He deepened his musical education through master classes with Arto Noras, Zara Nelsova and György Sebok, among others . Early on, Heinemeyer won numerous prizes at renowned national and international competitions in both the solo and chamber music categories. In 1996 he won the national competition “ Jugend musiziert”Won a first prize in the“ solo cello ”category and also won a prize in the“ contemporary music ”category. He also won prizes and awards at the “Roberto Caruana” competitions (1999) in Milan and at the Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Provincia di Caltanissetta (2000), where as a member of the Schickedanz Quartet he received the special prize for the interpretation of the string quartet by E. Krenek was awarded. At the 36th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition in 2001, he won first prize. Concert tours have taken him to Europe, America, Japan and Korea.
Thomas Hoppe (* 1971 in Bad Kreuznach) is considered to be one of the most outstanding piano partners of his generation and has given concerts with artists such as Itzhak Perlman , Antje Weithaas , Tabea Zimmermann , Alban Gerhardt , Jens Peter Maintz and Frans Helmerson . Hoppe went to the USA in 1993 as a student of Lee Luvisi and later completed his training at the Juilliard School in New York City. There he was a long-time studio pianist for Dorothy DeLay and Itzhak Perlman. For almost two decades now, Thomas Hoppe has been working as a piano partner for international competitions, including theConcours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels, the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hanover or the Indianapolis Violin Competition. The pianist gives master classes for piano accompaniment and chamber music in Europe, Australia, China, South America and the USA, most recently as a lecturer at the Zhuhai Violin Festival 2020 or as a jury member at the Trondheim chamber music competition TICC 2019. Concert tours with the ensemble 4.1 piano winds as well as with string quartets - the Shanghai Quartet, the Modigliani Quartet, the Mandelring Quartet or the Simply Quartet - round off his tour plan. Thomas Hoppe lives in Berlin with his family and a small dog. In April 2018, he accepted a call at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been professor for piano chamber music there ever since.
- 2005: Debut / Ludwig van Beethoven , Trio Es-Dur op. 1/1 - Johannes Brahms , Trio No. 2 in C-Dur, op. 87 - Leon Kirchner (1919–2009), Trio (1954) ( Primavera)
- 2008: Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843–1900) / Two piano trios - Piano Trio No.1 in c-minor, op.24 - Piano Trio No.2 in d-minor, op.36 (CPO)
- 2009: Ludwig van Beethoven , Trio in E flat major, op.70 / 2 / Franz Schubert , Adagio in E flat major, op.148, D 897 / Robert Schumann : Trio No.3 in G minor, op.110 ( Azica)
- 2010: Josef Suk / Trio in C minor, op. 2 - Four pieces for violin and piano op.17 - Elegy for piano trio in D flat major op.23 - Ballad and serenade for cello and piano op.3 - Piano quartet in A minor op.1 (CPO)
- 2011: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy / Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op. 49 / Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Op.66 (CPO)
- 2013: the french album  / Cécile Chaminade , Trio Nr.2 in a-moll, op.34 - Jean Françaix , Klaviertrio (1986) - Claude Debussy , Klaviertrio in G-Dur (1880) - Lili Boulanger , D ' un matin de printemps für Klaviertrio  (Pharaoh)
- 2014: the russian album  / Sergei Rachmaninoff , Trio elegiaque in g-moll, op.posth. - Anton Arensky , Trio Nr. 1 in D minor, Op.32 - Dimitry Schostakowitsch , Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67 (Pharaoh)
- 2016: the czech album  / Bedrich Smetana, Trio in g-moll - Antonin Dvorak, Trio Nr.3 in f-moll, op.65 (Farao)
- 2019: the vienna album  / Erich Wolfgang Korngold , Trio in D-Dur, op.1 - Ernst Krenek , Triophantasy, op.63 - Fritz Kreisler , Wiener Marsch / Oh Danny Boy / Old Refrain / Syncopation ( Eigenvertrieb )
- 2020: Ludwig van Beethoven , Piano Trios (live from Wigmore Hall ) - Vol.I / Trio in G-Dur, op.1 / 2, Trio in D-Dur, op.70 / 2 (Geistertrio), Trio in B- Dur, op.11 (Gassenhauer), Trio in E flat major, op.70 / 2 ( Wigmore Hall ) 
- 2020: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trios (live from Wigmore Hall) - Vol.II / Trio in Es-Dur, op.1/1, Trio in c-moll, op.1/3, Trio in B-Dur, op.97 (Erzherzog) (Wigmore Hall)