With the founding of the Boulanger Trio in 2006, pianist Karla Haltenwanger, violinist Birgit Erz and cellist Ilona Kindt fulfilled their dream of dedicating their lives to chamber music. The trio, which is based in Hamburg and Berlin and still plays in its original line-up, has gained an excellent reputation in the chamber music scene in a very short time. Die Welt described the ensemble as "irresistible", and composer Wolfgang Rihm wrote in a letter: "To be interpreted like this is probably a dream come true for every composer."
The 2020/21 season begins for the Boulanger Trio at the Conservatorio "Claudio Monteverdi" in Bolzano together with the baritone Andrè Schuen and creates a musical evening at the Moosbrand Festival under the title "Menschen in Landschaften - Gefühlte Natur" (People in Landscapes - Felt Nature), which is accompanied by readings on the theme of nature. This is followed by a performance at the Max Reger Days in Weiden and several concerts presented by Raphael Amed at the Saitenspiel Wuppertal. The Boulanger Trio performs at the Florian-Waldeck-Saal in Mannheim and at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. Together with clarinettist Sebastian Manz, the trio will perform works by Fauré, Rabl and Messiaen at the Wolfgangsaal in Regensburg.
The season will also be marked by their tenth album Teach me!, which is due to be released almost exactly on the occasion of the trio's 15th birthday at the beginning of 2021. On the album, the musicians dedicate themselves to the pupils of their namesake Nadia Boulanger and play a highly varied programme of works by Jean Françaix, Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, Leonard Bernstein, Quincy Jones and Astor Piazzolla.