Stephan Möller first gained prominence as a prizewinner at the 1985 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna. Since then his busy concert schedule has taken him to Japan, China, North and South America as well as all over Europe.
Performing all the standard repertoire, Stephan Möller has concentrated especially on the interpretation of the Viennese Classics, in particular Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas, as well as on Franz Liszt's paraphrases of Wagner opera scenes and his transcriptions of Beethoven Symphonies. Among his CD recordings, there are such rarities as Beethoven's "Grosse Fuge" and the complete piano works by Richard Wagner.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Stephan Möller studied piano and conducting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. From 1983 to 1989 he assisted Herbert von Karajan and other world-renowned conductors at the Salzburg Festival. In 1990, he took up an appointment at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He is president of the Vienna International Pianists Association and their festival, the "VIP Academy".
Klara Elizabeth Pantilllon has been a Professor of Violin at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg since 2005. She was born in Vienna, and studied with Grete Biedermann at the Vienna Conservatory, obtaining her diploma "with honours." She completed her studies with Christian Ferras (Paris) and Arthur Grumiaux (Brussels), and took master classes with Henryk Szeryng, Nathan Milstein and Augustin Dumay.
She is a long-time member of the Flieder Trio and currently a member of both the Leschetizky Trio-Vienna and the Hyperion Ensemble Salzburg. She has performed as both a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout Europe, appearing at Festivals such as the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, and the Midsummer Music Festival Umea in Sweden as well as in concert halls such as the Vienna Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), and the South Bank Center (London).
She has taught at the Music Universities of Vienna and Graz, and taught master classes in violin in Austria, Sweden and Spain.
Eugenie Russo was born in New York, and studied with, among others, Jack Radunsky at the Oberlin Conservatory and Hans Graf at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. Her extensive concert activities include performances in Austria, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, and the USA, where in 1987 she made her successful debut in New York's Carnegie Hall. Eugenie Russo has appeared on the CBS TV series "Bernstein-Beethoven" and made numerous CD recordings of works of American composers such as Gershwin and Copland, the Viennese School, and contemporary music. She is Artist in Residence at several American music colleges and leads a piano performance class at the Josef Matthias Hauer Conservatory in Wiener Neustadt.