Marsyas Trio

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Location: London

Website: www.marsyastrio.com/

The London-based Marsyas Trio, formed in 2009 by graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, is dedicated to music for flute, cello & piano from the Classical era onwards. Aiming to inspire a generation of new works for this genre, they are uncovering lesser-known repertoire and are proactive in commissioning new music. 

The Trio has toured in Europe and China, and performed recently at the Vale of Glamorgan and Three Choirs Festivals, Spitalfields Music in the City, St John’s Smith Square and the Holywell Music Room (Oxford Chamber Music Society). Their concert in Switzerland at the Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne, was broadcast on the Swiss Radio station RTS Espace 2. They have performed live on BBC Radio 3 “In Tune”, Classic FM Bulgaria, and Bulgarian National Television. Their CD, A Triple Portrait (Meridian Records 2015) received airtime on European radio and reviews internationally, including Cambridge Music Journal Tempo, The Strad, and Australia’s Limelight magazine. The trio performs in rural Wales as part of the Arts Council of Wales’ Night Out scheme. The ensemble was joined in January 2017 by pianist Zubin Kanga, internationally acclaimed as a leading exponent of contemporary music, and in October 2017 by associate pianist, the award-winning soloist Olga Stezhko. The Marsyas Trio has generously been funded by the PRS Foundation (Open Fund & Women Make Music award;), Ambache Charitable Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation, Fidelio Charitable Trust, Britten-Pears Foundation, Arts Council England, and twice by the RVW Trust. 

Their latest CD, In the Theatre of Air, released in October 2018 on the NMC label, debuted at No. 7 on the Classical Charts, with reviews in Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and the Sunday Times. The Marsyas Trio has worked with many of Britain’s leading composers, including Michael Finnissy, Judith Weir and Elena Firsova. The Marsyas Trio takes its name from Greek mythology.

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