Trio Chagall

Trio Chagall

The Chagall Trio has recently distinguished itself in the music scene, thanks to winning second prize (the first prize not having been awarded) in the 20th “Trio di Trieste” awards, in which they also won the special “Dario de Rosa” awards for the best execution of a piece by Schumann (“Fernanda Selvaggio”), for best Trio, and the “Young Award” for most promessing finalists.  With an average age of just 20, the Chagall Trio is the youngest chamber ensemble in the history of the awards to have received a prize.

These are just the last in a series or successes that the Chagall Trio has already gained; to mention a few: they won the category of “chamber music” at the Amadeus Factory (2018) – the first talent award dedicated to young artists in Italian Conservatories; at the  National Instrumental Competition “Città di Giussano” (2019), they were judged as absolute first, for the special “Progress” award and the “Città di Giussano” award dedicated to the best participants in all categories.

 

In addition to being awarded absolute first at the 13th

International Music Competition in Cortemilia, and at the European Music Competition “Città di Moncalieri” in 2016, they won third prize and the special award “Città di Venaria” reserved for the best young musicians in the 2016 “Luigi Nono” Competition in Venaria, and second prize in the “Gasparo da Salò” Competition in Brescia, in 2019. Since June 2019, they have taken part in the Le Dimore del Quartetto project.

Described as «a very young trio but already very mature in their search for refined interpretative solutions» (ARCHI magazine), The Chagall Trio was established in 2013 by Edoardo Grieco (violin), Francesco Massimino (cello) e Lorenzo Nguyen (piano) at the  Conservatorio di Torino. The name Chagall is a homage to the famous painter, who has always been a source of inspiration for the trio, and is admired for his ties to music, as well as the expressive power of his use of colour.  

Currently, the Chagall Trio are continuing their studies with Antonio Valentino, and the Debussy Trio, and are taking a Master’s degree in chamber music with the Parma Trio and Pierpaolo Maurizzi. In 2018, they attended summer courses held by the Parma Trio,  at the Fondazione Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro, gaining a study grant as the best chamber group.  The group receives precious guidance from Marco Zuccarini, Amiram Ganz and Christian Schuster of the Altenberg Trio (Vienna) and from Bruno Giuranna (Italian Trio Archi), with whom, in 2017, they performed, in concert, Mozart’s Quartet for piano K. 493.

In 2020, the Trio gained a study grant to bè admitted to the Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus where they received the guidance of Heime Müller, Rainer Schmidt and Péter Nagy, performing in the Tauberphilharmonie in Weikersheim.

Since 2020, the trio has been supported in perfecting their studies by the Fondazione De Sono.

The Chagall Trio is busy with an intensive programme of concerts, that has seen them perform in many prestigious venues (Musei Vaticani, Teatro dal Verme and the Conservatorio in Milan, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Sala Sassu in Sassari, Accademia Chigiana) and as guests of important institutions, among which are the Unione Musicale in Turin, Bologna Festival, Società del Quartetto in Milan, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, ACM – Chamber Music in Trieste, Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica, Società Umanitaria in Milan.

Always welcomed with sincere appreciation by audiences and critica alike, The Chagall Trio’s musicians “impress with a sober, linear and clean style of execution, totally free from any idea of exaggeration or artificiality, smoothly combining purity of thought and action, not at all intimidated by any technical and expressive complexity”.