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THE HAMBOURG TRIO

Autographed postcard photograph by all three members of the acclaimed Hambourg Trio.

The Hambourg brothers were the progeny of the pianist and pedagogue Mikhail Hambourg, a pupil of Nikolai Rubinstein and Serge Tanayev at the Moscow Conservatory.  Mark (1879-1960) was the pianist, Jan (1882-1947) was the violinist and Boris (1885-1954) was the cellist.  All three received their early music training in Russia, Mikhail initially taught Mark, where he made his debut as a wunderkind in 1888.  The Hambourg family left Russia in 1889 and arrived in Great Britain in 1890.  Mikhail established himself as music professor and taught in London.  His boys went on to study with many of the greats in Europe, Mark with Theodor Leschetiszky in Vienna and began touring in 1895.  Jan studied with Emile Sauret and August Wilhelmj in London, Otakar Sevcik in Prague, Hugo Heermann in Frankfurt and Eugene Ysa˙e in Brussels.  He made his debut in 1905 in Berlin.  Boris studied with Herbert Walenn in London and when he could not teach the prodigious cellist any more, he sent him to his teacher Hugo Becker in Frankfurt.  He made his debut in Pyrmont, Australia in 1903 and then toured that Continent and New Zealand before making his London debut in 1904.  In 1905, the brothers together after many years began making music together and toured Europe as The Hambourg Trio.  The family music making of the Trio only lasted a few years, as Mikhail, Jan and Boris moved to Toronto where they established the Hambourg Conservatory with Mikhail running the school, Boris running the cello department and Jan running the violin and viola departments.  Mark’s career had grown to the point that he was one of the leading concert pianists on the circuit.  Jan and Boris continued to play chamber music in duets, trios and quartets with various other performers.  There was also a fourth brother, Clement, (1900-1973) also a pianist who occasionally performed with Jan and Boris.   

A rare tri-autographed image of the three brothers during their Hambourg Trio years, c. 1905.

The image has a little surface rubbing as seen in the scan.

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