The 6 ensembles progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Competition have been announced – in Munich, Germany.
The 2018 2nd round piano trio candidates are:
- Aoi Trio (Japan)
- Lux Trio (South Korea)
- Trio Adorno (Germany)
- Trio Cascara (South Korea)
- Trio Marvin (Kazakhstan/Russia/Germany)
- Trio Sōra (France/Latvia)
Open to young international musicians, aged 17 to 35 who are ready to launch an international career, the winning ensemble will receive €10,000 – and a number of important debut concert and recording invitations.
The 2018 piano trio competition jury comprises: Vincent Coq, Jens Elvekjær, Amiram All, Stefan Mendl, Sølve Sigerland, Tanja Tetzlaff and Quirine Viersen.
Previous ARD Competition category prize winners include: Christian Tetzlaff, Jessye Norman, Natalia Gutman, Christoph Eschenbach, Mitsuko Uchida, Yuri Bashmet, Igor Ozim, Dora Schwarzberg – and VC Artists Bomsori Kim and Sarah Christian.
As the ARD Competition’s official 2018 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from the venue.