Trio Cammerton plays music from Baroque to early Romanticism. For every epoch the musicians play on different historical instruments as the Chalumeau, a baroque “sister” of the clarinet, the bassoon or the pianoforte. Their programs are very varied. You can hear baroque Trio Sonatas, woodwind-duets, romantic Trios and so on.
„Cammerton“ means the tone all instruments of an ensemble tune on. Before it was defined in 1939, it was different all over the world. It depended on the region music was played in and on the type of music. For example organs in churches were usually tuned higher than harpsicords in courts. And in Italy the „Cammerton“ was higher than in France. Today, we tune on a different tone for every epoch. This is why the name Trio Cammerton shows the variety of the ensemble.
Since many years, Barbara Adamczyk, Karin Gemeinhardt und Jānis Tretjuks are engaged in historical performance: as soloists and in different ensembles like the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, L’Arpa Festante or the Collegium 1704 Prague. All three musicians love chamber music.
In 2012 the Trio had its international debut at the Utrecht Early Music Fringe Festival. Furthermore it was chosen next to five other ensembles to play at the Young Artists Presentation of the AMUZ Festival van Flaanderen Antwerpen.
Barbara Adamczyk was born in South Poland. She graduated with distinction from the secondary music school in piano playing. At the same time she discovered her passion for early music and started to study the harpsicord at the University of Music in Katowice under Prof. Marek Toporowski, which she finished with a diploma. In 2007 she obtained another harpsichord-diploma in Trossingen under Prof. Marieke Spaans. She participated in masterclasses by Christian Rieger, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Jesper B. Christensen, Christine Schornsheim, Bart van Oort a.o.
Since 2008 Barbara has been working as an accompanist at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen. She performes with musicians like Reinhard Goebel, Lorenz Duftschmid, Linde Brunmayr-Tutz und Anton Steck and accompanies numerous courses and competitions.
With Trio Cammerton her dream to go into the works of her favorite composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach comes true.
Karin Gemeinhardt began her musical education with the recorder in her hometown Passau. During her studies with Prof. Karel van Steenhoven in Karlsruhe she turned her hobby, the modern bassoon, into a profession and started playing the baroque bassoon. Karin moved to Trossingen to study historical bassoon instruments from Dulcian to romantical bassoon with Eckhard Lenzing. There she also finished her recorder studies with Carsten Eckert. In 2014 she completed her Master’s degree with Christian Beuse in Bremen. In 2012 Karin was member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and in 2013 she was selected for the expirience scheme of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
She performs with various orchestras such as Balthasar Neumann Ensemble or Collegium 1704 Prague. Furthermore she has contributed to numerous CD and radio productions with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Ars Antiqua Austria, Cantus Cölln and others. You can hear Karin playing chamber music as well as in different orchestras or opera productions.
Janis Tretjuls comes from Riga in Latvia, where he studied with Gunars Klavins, Prof. Sigurds Circenis and Martins Circenis. Since autumn 2011 he studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen with Prof. Chen Halevi. There he discovered the beautiful sound of historical clarinets and chalumeaux and has lessons with Ernst Schlader.
Next to early music Janis is a passionate performer of new music. At the International Festival for Youthorchestra in Neubrandenburg 2008 he played the solo “One more Weber opera” from Petris Plakidis under Andris Veismanis. In 2013, he was soloist of Scott McAllister’s “Freebirds” under Martins Ozolins in Riga and participated at the 8. Rolandseck Festival Künstler-Ich with a piece by Christian Spitzenstätter.
Next to the Trio Cammerton he plays chamber music with different ensembles like the Calamus Consort. Several times he performed as a soloist with the Latvian chamber orchestra Sinfonieta Riga.