“Trio Vitruvi Make a Rapturously Vivid North American Debut at Carnegie Hall”
“These are clearly virtuoso performers who have their own take on this music.”
Niklas Walentin, violin
Jacob La Cour, cello
Alexander McKenzie, piano
At Danish National Radio’s Chamber Music Competition in Copenhagen in the autumn of 2014, 1st Prize Winner Trio Vitruvi not only won the hearts of the jury but also those of the audience.
Winning the competition they followed in the footsteps of now world famous Trio con Brio, Copenhagen and The Danish String Quartet. At the award ceremony, the jury described Trio Vitruvi as “… a totally extravagant ensemble”. Since then, the trio is one of the most sought after ensembles in Denmark, and they have performed in a number of European countries and China.
Shortly after their victorious participation in Danish National Radio’s Chamber Music Competition, Trio Vitruvi won first prize at the Jurmala International Music Competition in Latvia.
In January 2017, Trio Vitruvi played for the first time in London’s wonderful Wigmore Hall preceeded by a live appearance on BBC Channel 3. The Trio returned to the Wigmore Hall on January 2018 for a performance of Schubert’s great E flat major Piano Trio and again in January 2019, that time playing Shostakovivh and Dvoráks “Dumky” Trio.
Trio Vitruvi’s American debut took place on April 2018 at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie in New York coinciding with the release of their recording of Schubert’s E flat major Piano Trio and “Notturno”.
The trio is composed of three individual soloists who add to their musical interaction a warmth, energy and musical insight that is rarely seen and heard in a group this young – Trio Vitruvi is the essence of chamber music! They play with burning enthusiasm and musical integrity and give their audiences a unique experience.
The three young musicians have played together since the summer of 2013, when they made a rather sensational debut at “Festspiele Junge Elite 2013” in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany.
Since then, Trio Vitruvi have given concerts throughout Europe and in China in concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall, London, Mariinsky Theater, Saint Petersburg, Salle Cortot, Paris, Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen and Schloss Grafenegg in Austria
Following Trio Vitruvi’s performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Adam Fischer and the Danish Chamber Orchestra, Maestro Fischer said: “The young Trio Vitruvi showed the highest technical and musical qualifications in their very own and breathtaking style. I can recommend them everywhere.”
Trio Vitruvi is recipient of the prestigious grant ‘The Young Elite’ from the Danish Arts Council and has also been awarded a very generous grant from the Augustinus Foundation towards their activities during the next few years including two new recordings. Furthermore, the Augustinus Foundation supports the trio’s string players with loans of wonderful old Italian instruments: Niklas Walentin plays a violin by Joannes Franciscus Pressenda / Q. Raphael, Torino 1837 and Jacob la Cour plays a Giovanni Battista Ruggeri cello, Cremona 1700.
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