THE ADAMUS TRIO
Since its foundation in 1985 by Jan Adamus, the leader of the ensemble, till 2013 the Adamus Trio played in unchanged constitution with the violinist Jitka Adamusová. After nearly 30 successful years in the trio Jitka Adamusová ended her active career and devotes her time to pedagogical activities. At present the violin is played by Marie Fuxová. The Adamus Trio has been exploring new sound harmonies and new instrument combinations. Though the ensemble is small, the instruments played by the musicians represent the major groups of instruments. Oboe and English horn stand for woodwinds, violin and viola for strings and piano or harpsichord for struck stringed instruments.
The Trio performs Baroque or Classical as well as Romantic and modern music. As for the Baroque, the Trio has searched for unknown compositions and their effort reached its peak in recording 6 Telemann's Suites for oboe, violin and harpsichord, which appeared as a complete work for the first time ever (production GZ Loděnice, 1993). Another field of the Trio's activities is performing more recent pieces of music. As many compositions, particularly from the Romantic Period, need adapting, the art leader of the Trio makes all necessary transcriptions himself. Some modern compositions were "made to measure" for the Adamus Trio by contemporary music writers, such as "Grand Prix" by Karel Odstrčil, "Tauromaquia" by Emil Viklický or "Quodlibet" by Jiří Teml.
The Adamus Trio has received ovations in concert halls throughout most of the European countries, e.g. in Austria (Salzburg 1991, 1993), Germany (Berlin - Schauspielhaus 1991, Schloß Charlottenburg 1991, Landshuter Hofmusiktage 1994, Deutschland Radio Berlin - Wartburgkonzert – 2002), Spain (1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993), Switzerland (Bern 1988, Bielersee-Festival 1992 - 1995), France (Festival Janáček Paris 1988, L´Automne Musical 1992), Festival Sarajevo 2000 and in the United Arabic Emirates (Abu Dhabi 2000, Dubai 2002).
JAN ADAMUS – oboe, English horn
MARIE FUXOVÁ – violin
MARTIN LEVICKÝ – piano, harpsichord