The Trio Wanderer, winner the ARD Competition 1988 in Munich and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition 1990 in the USA, has performed on the most prestigious music stages of the world: Berlin Philharmonic, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Wiener Musikverein, London’s Wigmore Hall, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica, Washington’s Library of Congress, Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Municipal, Tokyo’s Kioi Hall, Zürich’s Tonhalle and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.
Trio Wanderer has recorded 16 CDs released by Harmonia Mundi since 1999 as well as recordings produced by Sony Classical, Accord-Universal, Cyprès, Cappricio and Mirare.
In 2014, Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian and Raphaël Pidoux took the position of Professor of violin and violoncello at the Paris’ Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse.
Vincent Coq is Professor of Chamber Music at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne since 2010.
In 2015, Trio Wanderer’ members are bestowed the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres)
The Spyros Piano Trio is considered to be one of the most distinguished Swiss and European ensembles.
All members of Spyros Piano Trio are professors at the Berne University of the Arts. Apart from their rich pedagogical experience in Bern, all of them have their own impressive career paths: violinist Bartek Niziol is also a Concertmaster in the Zürich Philharmonia Orchestra, the pianist Tatiana Korsunskaya is a Professor at the University of the Arts in Luzern, as well as Denis Severin teaches at the University of Music in Geneva and Neuchatel.
In the year 2015 Spyros Piano Trio was awarded with a renowned ECHO Classic Prize in the category “Best Chamber Music of the year” (19th century, mixed ensemble).
The Equilibris Piano Trio was founded in 2018 by two Swiss string musicians—Anna Abbühl (Cello) und Simon Wiener (Violin)—together with Russian pianist Igor Andreev.
Anna was studying with such professors as Antonio Meneses, Martti Rousi and Ivan Monighetti, she is a winner of Bischofszell music competition. Simon is a former student of Zakhar Bron and Renaud Capuçon, member of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and winner of Kiefer Hablitzel music competition. Igor is a concert pianist and at the same time an accompanist at the Bern University of the Arts, winner of prestigious Rina Sala Gallo piano competition amongst others.
All three young musicians are internationally active as soloists, they were joined together by their mutual passion for chamber music.
The Equilibris Piano Trio gives concerts in 2019 at the Interlaken Classics Festival and St. Petersburg Piano Trio Festival as well as at the Zelt-Musik-Festival in Freiburg im Breisgau; other concert appearances are scheduled in Cyprus, Germany, Russia and Switzerland.
The NevaArte Piano Trio was founded in 2007 in St. Petersburg by three young graduates of Special Music School for talented children of the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
The three established musicians, Pavel Tovpich (Piano), Vladimir Pogoretsky (Violin), Evgeny Pilipchuk (Cello), who already in their first concert performances have shown themselves as an ensemble of an incredible homogeneity and technical perfection, within the next years have developed a flawless reputation and a special connection with demanding Russian audience.
In addition to performing in NevaArte trio, the three musicians form successfully their own career paths.
Pavel Tovpich (Piano) studied at St. Petersburg Conservatory, Klagenfurt Konservatory, University of Music and Arts in München and took part in masterclasses of A. Perl and V. Portnoj. He is a prize winner of many national and international competitions, has a versatile repertoire, performs widely solo and chamber music.
Vladimir Pogoretsky (Violin) was awarded various prizes and awards during his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Prof. Kazarina). He was a concertmaster of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic Orchestra 2008–2011 and a concertmaster of the Mikhailovsky Theater St. Petersburg in 2012–2018. Since 2011 he is a concertmaster of St. Petersburg Capella Orchestra. At a current time Vladimir is educating at the Bern University of the Arts (class of Prof. Bartek Niziol).
Evgeny Pilipchuk (Cello) studied with Prof. Nikitin at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. After winning prizes in numerous competitions as a soloist and as a member of various chamber music ensembles, Evgeny became a principal cello in the Orchestra of Mikhailovsy Theatre and a sought-after pedagogue in the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
The Chamber and Symphony Orchestras of the St. Petersburg Capella accompany the ensembles at two concerts of the festival.
Founded in 1882 as one of the first Russian symphony orchestras and closely associated with Russian musical culture, the ensemble was restructured in 1991 under the artistic direction of Alexander Chernushenko. Since then the State Kapella Symphonic Orchestra has become one of the leading Russian collectives with a large number of proposals by performers and composers.