On 22 September four of the world's finest emerging piano trios will arrive in Trondheim for the 8th Trondheim International Chamber Music Academy. The jury have now chosen an international selection of accomplished musicians of the highest standard.
Lena Yokoyama, violin, Alessandro Copia, cello and Diego Maria Maccagnola, piano are ready for the academy. Trio Kanon will perform a movement from Dvorak Piano Quintet nr 2 A-major op 81 with Annette von Hehn at the Academy Concert Sunday 28 September. Trio Kanon comes from Italy and Japan and arises from the friendship between three musicians of different origins but with the same purpose to make music together. Selected from over 50 participants Trio Kanon qualified in March 2014 as a finalist group at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition performing at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD – USA.
From New York and the United States comes Pala Garcia, violin, John Popham, cello and Renate Rohlfing, piano. In addition to their trio repertoire, Brahms Piano quintet f-minor op 34 will be studied and performed with Annette von Hehn from ATOS Trio.
The trio has made several world premiers, and music press in USA have already noticed this up and coming ensemble:“[Longleash] navigated an incredible breadth of musical styles with technical expertise and expressive innovation. Keep an eye out for future performances...” - Zoe Gorman, Feast of Music
Trio Sten, Mark & Hallon
The Scandianavian representative at the Academy is all Swedish. Henrik Naimark Meyers, violin, Antonio Hallongren, cello and Viktor Stener piano, convinced our jury, and will study and perform Faurè Piano quartet g-minor op 45 with professor Miguel da Silva from Ysaÿe Quartet. The trio have been awarded scholarships for their playing such as the Royal Academy of Music Ensemble Award. StenMark & Hallon qualiﬁed to the ﬁnal of Sweden's most prestigious chamber music competition, ”Young & Promising” where they clearly established themselves as an ensemble of high repute. StenMark & Hallon has been acclaimed in Swedish press as a rising star ensemble.
Based in the Netherlands, German Lea Hausmann, violin, British Samuel Shepherd, cello and Dutch Mengjie Han, piano, played their way to Trondheim in September. Together with professor Miguel da Silva they will interpret Schumann Piano quartet Ess-major op 47. In April the Amatis Trio performed in a rising stars concert as part of the Amsterdam Chamber Music Festival and they will be participating in various competitions and festivals over the next year. We are looking forward to welcoming the ensemble to Trondheim.