Rainer Kussmaul, Wolfram Christ and Georg Faust fromed their Ensemble in 1993. The ensemble’s appearance at the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Maggio Musicale Firenze or the Berliner Festwochen were enthusiastically commented by the major newspapers. During a far-east tour it received a press-award in Tokyo calling it „The best Trio of our times“. In love and admiration for the string trio op. 45 of Arnold Schoenberg which represents a peak in the chamber music of our century the ensemble named itself after the highly appreciated composer.