The Trio is among the most successful of its kind. Since its foundation in the year 2001, the sisters Katharina Cording, Karla-Maria Cording and the cellist Peer-Christoph Pulc have constantly expanded and polished their abilities, in their sound harmony they give the effect of being in unison. The press critics stated "excellent competence" and "impressive virtuosity" combined with " wide-awake spontaneity" and "moving swing", the result of years of work and concert performance.
The Würzburg Piano Trio gives guest performances year-round and internationally, including the UK. They have performed on prestigious music stages and festivals, for example Mozart Festival Würzburg, Mendelssohn Festival Leipzig, Munich Gasteig, Hamburg Friedrich-Ebert Hall, the Nuremberg Master Singer Hall, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Concert Hall Frankfurt, Church of our Lady Dresden, Bode Museum Berlin, Marais Paris, Joseph Haydn Hall Vienna, Wildt House Basel, Heidelberg Chamber Music Festival, Jewish Cultural Days Bad Kissingen, Oberstdorf Music Summer, Fehmarn Art Days...
The Trio has also performed for the German Culture Prize awarded to Daniel Barenboim in the Munich All Saints Court Church.
The repertoire of the ensemble includes at the moment over 70 piano trios – among these some rarely performed works but also contemporary pieces by Erkki Sven Tüür or Thomas Stöss.
In cooperation with musicologist Prof. Dr. Ulrich Konrad, the trio presents a chamber music cycle every year in the Würzburg Residence. In more than 30 concerts the complete piano trios by Beethoven (including the triple concerto), Dvořák, Schumann and Brahms, for example, have been performed.
Recordings of the Würzburg Piano Trio have been broadcast by many radio programmes such as BR, NDR, WDR3, MDR, Radio Bremen, rbb, SR, hr2-culture, Deutschland Radio Kultur and SWR 2.
Piano trios by Carl Maria von Weber (2015), Saint-Saëns/ Dvořák (2012), Brahms/ Zilcher (2008), Mendelssohn/ Chopin/ Liszt (2005) have been released by the lable Keferstein Records.
At the age of 12, the violinist Katharina Cording started studying at the music academy in her home town under Prof. Conrad von der Goltz. Two years later, she was allowed to perform in front of Wanda Wilkomirska in Mannheim and remained her student for the next seven years. She won prizes at youth competitions and began to perform, especially in duo with her sister Karla-Maria. Later, she also started playing solo concerts with orchestra i.a. in the Bremer Glocke (Paganini 2nd Violin concert). She received her degree "with distinction" at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where she has been studying for a year under Prof. Helmut Zehetmair and Prof. Ruggiero Ricci. However, she spent most of her studies at the Würzburg Music Academy as a student of Prof. Sören Uhde's class, where she also completed the master's class. She is teaching at the University of Music and the Music Academy in Würzburg. Peer-Christoph is a cellist, born in Berlin. At the age of five, he received his first lessons on the cello. He also painted, was enthusiastic about mathematics and sailed on the Baltic Sea. His musical studies led him through the Music Academy in Lübeck to Würzburg, where he met his two trio partners. During his studies, he was performing with the orchestra of the Landestheater Coburg. He also played a lot of contemporary music i.a. at the "Tage Neuer Musik" in Würzburg. Having his artistic diploma, he applied in Mannheim and there graduated the master's class as a student of Prof. Michael Flaksman and Prof. Siegfried Palm. In the final exam, he played "Schelomo" by Ernest Bloch with the University Orchestra. Furthermore, he got inspired on master classes by Heinrich Schiff, David Grigorian, Boris Pergamenschikow, Arto Noras, Victoria Yagling and Eleonore Schoenfeld. He often performs as a soloist, is a sought-after teacher and teaches violoncello and chamber music at the University of Würzburg. The pianist Karla-Maria Cording has already earned numerous prizes in piano competitions in early youth. At the age of eleven, she was permitted to the class of Prof. Marta Sosinska. Soon after, she was allowed to participate in university events. After she, now a student of Vassilia Efstathiadou, had won the national competition "Jugend musiziert" as the winner of her age group, performances in the Kölner Philharmonie, in Meran, on Crete, at the EXPO Hannover and the first radio recordings followed. In Hannover, she began her studies after high school with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. At the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich she studied under pianist Prof. Margarita Höhenrieder. Moreover, she studies musicology and music education at the University of Würzburg, where she graduated as Magistra Artium. As a music accompanist she gained valuable experience in courses of the Deutsche Schubert-Gesellschaft. She works in Würzburg teaching piano and chamber music at the university.