Introducing Trio Dali

Born out of strong ties of friendship and a shared passion for chamber music repertoire, Trio Dali formed in 2006 and has attracted attention by winning major prizes in international competitions in Osaka, Frankfurt, New York and Vienna; and received the prestigious Chamber Music Award from the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Trio Dali has since become one of the most sought-after chamber ensembles, knighted by the press and compared to the legends that are the Beaux Arts Trio or the Istomin–Stern–Rose Trio.

The Trio’s name is a reference to the precious Asiatic marble from the Chinese city of Dali, a material that is progressively and fastidiously carved to produce works of art. This work, this thoughtful and creative shaping, the symbols of Dali’s marble, reflects the Trio’s essential musical values.

Trio Dali has appeared across Europe, the Middle East, the US and Asia and collaborates with eminent artists such as Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Hope, Lawrence Power, Michel Portal, Jian Wang, José van Dam, Thierry Escaich, Gábor Takács and György Kurtág.

Having studied at the Queen Elisabeth College in Brussels with the Artemis Quartet and Augustin Dumay, with occasional lessons from Menahem Pressler, Trio Dali is now continuing its studies with the Artemis Quartet at the Berlin University of the Arts.

The Trio has released two recordings on the Fuga Libera (Harmonia Mundi) label, both of which have received international critical acclaim and multiple awards: an album dedicated to Ravel, and a disc of Schubert Trios.

Trio Dali holds a residency at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris. From 2008 to 2010, it held a residency and teaching assignments at Royal Academy of Music in London, with the support of the Leverhulme Fellowship.

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