Invited to perform in prestigious venues such as London's Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Bonn’s Beethoven-Haus, Verbier Festival, Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Folle Journée de Nantes, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Trio Sōra is a charismatic ensemble recognised for its daring interpretations.
Honoured with numerous awards in international competitions - Hans Gal Prize (2021), Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship (2020), Laureates of the Charles Oulmont Prize (2020), Special Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy (2018), HSBC Laureates of the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence (2017), Parkhouse Award (2017) - the musicians have benefited for several years from collaborations with great masters such as Mathieu Herzog, András Schiff, Menahem Pressler, the Ebony Quartet and the Artemis Quartet. In the Autumn of 2020, the Trio Sōra unveiled its first album, a collection Beethoven's six great piano trios on the Naïve label, which was critically acclaimed: CHOC Classica, The Times Best Classical Album of the Year, Top Mezzo, Takt1 Gold, ... "The musicians have taken it to heart to reveal - in opposition to an image that is too often widespread of Beethoven as an austere, asocial, introverted and rebellious character - all the sensitivity and extraordinary modernity of the composer." The ensemble is also committed to highlighting the work of female composers and figures of contemporary music such as Dieter Ammann, Camille Pépin, Wolfgang Rihm and Éric Tanguy. This approach led them to commission Kelly-Marie Murphy to write a Triple Concerto that will be premiered in Paris in February 2022 with the Radio Franck Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mikko Franck. Another highlight of the season is a concert cycle "La Belle Saison" around female composers who are dear to them.
Trio Sōra is in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, Le Dimore Del Quartetto, ProQuartet- CEMC, and is supported by the Boubo-Music Foundation, the Günther Caspar Foundation, Spedidam, Pleyel, the CNM, the Ile de France region as part of the FoRTE scheme, and the music
patronage of the Swiss Life Foundation.
The programme was Schubert Trio in Bb and the Brahms Trio in B.
For the concert, pianist Pauline Chenais was unable to perform at the last minute and we were very grateful to Caroline Palmer for stepping in at very short notice.