The TRIO FONTAINE was founded in 2013 by Werner Neugebauer, Andreas Pözlberger and Vito Lattarulo.
The three artists brought multifaceted experiences from the most diverse chamber music formations.
Already on their first meeting there was such exceptional human and musical understanding that the wish to make music together became simply unstoppable!
Through such blind understanding as well as the particular individuality of each component of the trio could the TRIO FONTAINE develop in a very short time an unmistakable style and sound.
The Italian pianist and conductor Vito Lattarulo is co-founder of the Trio Fontaine and performs as pianist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist and conductor throughout Europe. After graduating in piano with distinction in Palermo, Italy, he continued his studies (piano, chamber music and conducting) in Vienna, at the University of music and perfoming arts and at the Music and Arts Private University.
In 2011 he was solo repetiteur at the Operklosterneuburg Festival (Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart) and in 2012 he had his debut as musical director (La serva padrona by Pergolesi) in Sceaux, France.
In 2015 begins his collaboration with the prestigious Theater an der Wien, in the productions of La straniera by Bellini (solo repetiteur, stage conductor and choir co-conductor) and Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart (solo repetiteur).
In October 2015 Vito Lattarulo had his debut as conductor of The magic flute by Mozart, in Austria.
In September 2016 he was musical assistant and fortepianist in the production of Così fan tutte by Mozart, at the Angelika-Prokopp-Sommerakademie der Wiener Philharmoniker, in Salzburg (Odeïon), Linz (Brucknerhaus), Graz (Musikverein) and Vienna (Konzerthaus).
Since September 2016 Vito Lattarulo is repetiteur and conductor at Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn TOBS, in Switzerland.
In January 2018 he conducted The marry widow by Lehár at the Stadttheater Biel and at the Stadttheater Solothurn.
In March 2018 he was musical assistant in the production of Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky at the Reims opera, in France.
During the season 2018-2019 Vito Lattarulo will conduct La Cenerentola by Rossini, Madama Butterfly by Puccini and Dido and Aeneas by Purcell at the Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn TOBS.
Werner Neugebauer was born in Graz. He studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof Irmgard Gahl where he received his degree with distinction in 1991 and was awarded a special prize from the Austrian Government.
He went on studying the violin with Ernst Kovavic in Vienna. At the same time WN became interested in playing the baroque violin as well as performance practice under the guardianship of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who then taught at the Mozarteum.
In 1993 WN became a member of Camerata Salzburg under Sandor Vegh. Since then he has performed extensively with many ensembles of international repute such as Klagforum Wien, Salzburger Hofmusik, Concentus Musicus and Ensemble Baroque de Limoges. Werner has appeared at many festivals throughout Europe together with musicians such as Benjamin Schmid, Irena Grafenauer, Radovan Vlatkovic, Thomas Riebl, Sergio Azzolini, Pepe Romero, Michael Kofler, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Giulano Carmignola and others.
In 1998 he became a member of the Hyperion Ensemble. This String Sextett hosts its own concert series at the International Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg and also performs at Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Stephaniensaal Graz, Yale University, Beethovenhaus Bonn and the Musikverein Vienna.
Since 1993 Werner Neugebauer has been teaching at the “Mozarteum” University in Salzburg, initially as assistant for Irmgard Gahl and later in the same position for Benjamin Schmid and Lukas Hagen. In 2006 he has been assigned his own preparation class at the same institution.
In addition, he also teaches Instrumental Pedagogy.
In 2008/2009 he also taught at the Bruckneruniversität, Linz
Werner Neugebauer plays a violin by Francesco Ruggieri from 1696, and gratefully acknowledges its extended loan from Fürst Starhemberg.
Andreas Pözlberger is since 1988 cello and chamber music at the Anton Bruckner University.
He is co-founder of TRIO FONTAINE and plays in several other ensembles, including the Upper Austrian David Trio, George Crumb TRIO and Quartetto Serioso.
He has played many concerts, both as soloist and chamber musician, in many European countries, Russia, Asia, USA and Southamerica.
Andreas Pözlberger is lecturer at the Austrian Master Classes.
He started playing cello at the age of five at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz. At twelve he continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Wilfried Tachezi, getting in 1986 his diploma with distinction. After that he studied one year in Budapest with Lazslo Mezö.
He had his chamber music education with Jürgen Geise, Sigmunf Nissel (Amadeus-Quartet), Dino Asciolla (Qartetto Italiano), Sandor Vegh and Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet).