The Ernest Piano Trio


Since its creation in 2019 in Geneva, the Trio Ernest has been performing on a regular basis throughout Europe. The Franco-Swiss ensemble has been appointed ensemble in residence at the Queen Elisabeth musical Chapel, at ProQuartet, at the European Chamber Music Academy and at the”Le Dimore del Quartetto” program. It has won many international awards, among them the Pro Musicis International Award (Paris), the first prize in the Verao Classico Chamber Music Award (Lisbon), the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition (Zürich) or the Chamber Music Award in the ISA Festival (Vienna). The trio is a laureate of the Villecroze Academy and completed a Master’s degree in the Hochschule der Künste Bern in the class of Patrick Jüdt.


Taking a modern and committed look at classical music, the three musicians never cease to renew their relationship to the repertoire by discovering little-known masterpieces, and regularly commissioning new pieces or arrangements for their formation. They received the Christian Zeller Award for their interpretation of the Trio by romantic composer Amanda Maier, created in 2020 the Trio by Carlos Roque Alsina, and are at the origin of arrangements of pieces by Bartók, Brahms, Gonzaga, or Ravel for piano trio. They also perform Franck’s Grand Trio CFF 108 for the Complete Chamber Music recordings of the composer by the Outhere label (Diapason d’Or). Their next recording project will be released in 2024 by the Aparté label. The trio will honour their favourite composer, Joseph Haydn, in a musical tribute full of surprises.


This strong identity opens the doors to concert series of concerts such as the Bozar Next Generation (Center for Fine Arts in Brussels), the Swiss Chamber Music Festival, the Festival Ravel, the Midis Minimes Festival, the Schoenberg Center in Vienna, the Verein Kulturraum Hirzenberg, the Schubertiades de Sion, the Verão Clássico Festival in Lisbon, the Matinées Musicales d’Arles, Puplinge Classique, the Moments Musicaux de Chalosse, Ponticello, the Festival Romantique du Loir, the Musiques en Périgord Festival, the Ondes Classiques Festival, etc. The three musicians are also regular guests on France Musique and RTS. Always fond of new musical encounters, they collaborate with artists such as Noémie Bialobroda (Aviv Quartet), Ophélie Gaillard, Patrick Genet (Quatuor Sine Nomine), Patrick Jüdt, Stephan MacLeod, Gabriel Pidoux, Vassilena Serafimova, Miguel da Silva, Manuel Vioque-Judde or Orchestre Juventutti. Since 2021, the trio has been the artistic director of the Bee Classical! series of concerts in Geneva.


The media receive these various appearances with great enthusiasm: [TTT] “A beautiful journey” – Télérama Sortir, “A young and fast-growing formation” – RTS Culture, “The Swiss musicians of the Trio Ernest are making waves on the Geneva Lake” – Clément Rochefort, France Musique, “The youthful spirit of Trio Ernest from Geneva” – Thierry Hillériteau, Le Figaro , “The trio shares a strong bond which was palpable during the performance: the musicians were glad to be onstage, sharing their music wis a captivated audience” – Julien Lucas, La Presse de la Manche, etc.


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