was founded in Berlin in 2009. The musicians perform in many European countries as well as in Korea and Japan.
Norie Takahashi first came to prominence by winning awards at numerous competitions, including the International Beethoven Competitions in Bonn and Vienna, the Schubert Competition in Graz, the Leeds International Piano Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. After gaining a music diploma in Tokyo, she continued her studies with Klaus Hellwig at the Universität der Künste Berlin. She also received artistic inspiration from distinguished musicians such as Bruno Leonardo Gelber, Robert Levin, Ferenc Rados, Pascal Devoyon and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Norie Takahashi appears as soloist and chamber musician in many European countries as well as in Asia.
Björn Lehmann studied in Hamburg, Lausanne and at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Klaus Hellwig. He also received important artistic inspiration from Ferenc Rados, Leonard Hokanson, Robert Levin, ZoltanKocsis, members of the Amadeus Quartet,HartmutHöll and Irwin Gage. In 2011 Björn Lehmann was madeprofessor at the Universität der Künste Berlin. He regularly gives master classes and appears as soloist andchamber musician in Europe, Latin America and Asia.