Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Competition

The 20 opening-round ensembles have been announced for the 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Competition

ARD Competition

The 20 opening-round ensembles have today been announced for the 2018 ARD International Piano Trio Competition – to be held in Munich, Germany from the 7th - 16th of September, 2018.

The 2018 opening-round piano trio candidates are:

  • Affetto Piano Trio (Poland)
  • Amatis Piano Trio (Netherlands/Germany/Austria)
  • Aoi Trio (Japan)
  • Berliner Trio (Russia/Germany)
  • L'Ondine Trio (Bulgaria/Latvia/Germany)
  • Lux Trio (South Korea)
  • Rodem Trio (South Korea)
  • Saint-Petersburg Piano Trio (Russia)
  • Trio Adorno (Germany)
  • Trio Ambra (Japan)
  • Trio Cascara (South Korea)
  • Trio Charis (South Korea)
  • Trio Elyon (Bulgaria/France/Hungary)
  • Trio Hélios (France)
  • Trio Idea (South Korea)
  • Trio Incendio (Czech Republic)
  • Trio Isimsiz (Great Britain/Spain/Bulgaria)
  • Trio Marvin (Kazakhstan/Russia/Germany)
  • Trio Metral (France)
  • 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 will comprise: 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.