How did you decide on the name “Trio Alpin” and why did you change the original name?
“We have Paul Steinlechner to thank for that! We were at the musicians table at the Thaler Tränke and introduced ourselves as the Heimatklang-Trio. Peter, the experienced leader of the Schürzenjäger band, thought we should use a shorter, catchier name. He casually suggested TRIO ALPIN. We’ve used the name ever since and have been very successful with it!”
With their Styrian harmonica, guitar and violin, Markus, Walter and Josef have travelled the country, filling festival halls, marquees, and performing at weddings. Thanks to their hard work, the three boys from Finkenberg, Mayrhofen and Gerlosberg have been able to enjoy great success.
Their hard work and dedication quickly paid off. The TRIO ALPIN have received multiple awards for their music including “the golden microphone”, two gold records and a gold CD. They have been invited to take part in over 250 television shows such as “Musikantenstadl”, “Melodien der Berge”, “Wenn die Musi spielt” and “Herzlichst Hansi Hinterseer”. The highlights of their career to date are winning the 1992 “Grand Prix der Volksmusik” with their hit “A bisserl G’mütlichkeit” and twice topping the ORF television folk music chart.
However, Markus, Walter and Seppi haven’t only performed in our region, they have also made appearances in Oklahoma, Texas, Las Vegas and California. As ambassadors for Tyrol, they have introduced the American population to our values, music and traditions.
The musical sound of the ALPIN TRIO is based on the violin and yodelling, but also includes virtuoso harmonica pieces, as well as modern and international easy-listening and pop music.
So, if you see a poster advertising a performance by the TRIO ALPIN, we highly recommend you check out the music of these three rugged guys from the Ziller Valley!