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.