Never have I heard piano and stringed instruments meld together so seamlessly.
The Number One Trio in the world!
3 superb musicians who have formed a superb The Greenwich Trio!!
The Greenwich Trio, described by Bernard Greenhouse as the “New Beaux Arts Trio”, is formed of pianist Yoko Misumi, Beethoven Society of Europe top prize winner; Lana Trotovšek, a talent unveiled by Ruggiero Ricci at Salzburg’s Mozarteum; and cellist Duncan Strachan, who was born in Dundee and studied with Colin Carr in Oxford and Robert Irvine at RSAMD.
The trio has won a number of first prizes in international chamber music competitions in UK, Belgium and Italy. They are recipients of the Solti Foundation Award and the Tunnell Trust Award as well as the winners of the Beethoven Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition.
The Greenwich Trio has worked closely with the Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Trio Fontenay, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Ivry Gitlis, Stephen Kovacevich, Ralf Gothoni, Niklas Schmidt, Arnold Steinhardt, Valentin Erben and Eberhard Feltz. They are regular guests at the most prestigious international European festivals, including Santander Festival, Rheingau Music Festival and Festival Ljubljana. Festivals in the UK include Rye, Chipping Campden, Cheltenham and Bath.
They gave a series of concerts in royal palaces in Spain under the organization of Patrimonio Nacional led by Her Majesty the Queen. They have performed several times at Kings Place, St Martin in the Fields and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
The Greenwich Trio has collaborated with conductor Barry Wordsworth and international viola soloist Rivka Golani.
Barely four years after its formation, the ensemble aspires to be the most energetic, passionate and refined trio of the music world, and has given performances that have taken audiences by storm.
Born in Kyoto to a musical family, Yoko Misumi started very early her piano lessons, showing at a very early age her talent and musicianship. At age 14 she was already a prize-winner of Kyoto Piano Competition. After graduating from Kyoto Music High School, she moved to London to continue her studies with Nina Sereda and Martino Tirimo.
Yoko has appeared as a soloist with conductors such as James Judd and Barry Wordsworth. She gave performances in Kyoto Concert Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, St Martin in the Fields, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Adrian Boult Hall. She has participated in master classes with Stephen Kovacevich, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Dietrich Banhoeffer, Neal Larrabee, Elisabeth Dvorak-Weissmar, Kiri Te Kanawa, Ralph Kirshbaum, Rivka Golani, William Aide, Norma Fischer and Dmitri Alexeev.
She is the recipient of many prizes and awards, among them are the First Prize of the John Longmire Beethoven Competition, Second Prize of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate competition.
Yoko is now in demand as a chamber musician and an accompanist, having performed in Japan, New Zealand, USA and Europe. Her CD Portraits together with cellist Stjepan Hauser is available from Meridian Records. Her recent CD Romantic Trios was recorded in December 2010 together with Stjepan Hauser (cello) and Leslie Craven (clarinet) and is available from Dinmore Records.
The winner of international competitions and prizes, Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšek has performed throughout Europe as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in major halls such as Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London’s Kings Place and St John’s Smith Square.
She is frequently heard on Radio and Television Slovenija, and her performance of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She has recorded for Signum, Champs Hill and Meridian Records.
Lana was the recipient of the Prešeren Award of University. Prešeren awards of the Prešeren Fund are the highest recognitions for achievements in the field of art in Slovenia.
Lana was a student of Ruggiero Ricci at Salzburg’s Mozarteum. She has participated in master classes with eminent musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Pierre Amoyal, Tasmin Little, György Pauk, Edith Peinemann, Bernard Greenhouse and Menahem Pressler. Lana also studied with Vasko Vassilev and Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music and at the Royal College of Music in London with Itzhak Rashkovsky.
Since 2011, she has been appointed as a first violinist of the Badke Quartet.
Lana plays on a 1787 Nicola Bergonzi violin, kindly lent by Florian Leonhard.
Born in Dundee in 1987, Duncan Strachan was brought up in the West Highlands of Scotland where he began music lessons at an early age. He studied at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh before going on to read music at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where, as a music and academic scholar, he studied with renowned cellist Colin Carr. He later studied with Robert Irvine at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he won all the major prizes, and upon completion of his Master of Music degree in 2011 was selected as a Young Artist in Residence at the newly named Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Duncan has performed to critical acclaim at major venues across the UK and abroad, as both chamber musician and soloist. He has particularly devoted himself to the performance of contemporary music and has appeared at festivals including Sound Festival, BBC Proms, Akademie der Kunste Festival Berlin, and Cheltenham Festival. He was awarded the Busenhart-Morgan Evans Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2010, and gives his debut recital at St John’s Smith Square, London in March 2012. Duncan is also cellist of the Maxwell Quartet, who are artists-in-residence with Enterprise Music Scotland 2011–13.