Biography

Gold medal winners of the 2019 Vienna International Music Competition, the Trio Goldberg was founded when three key members of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (Liza Kerob - Concertmaster; Federico Hood - Principal Viola; Thierry Amadi - Principal Cello), rich with the diversity of their respective cultural backgrounds, joined forces to create this dynamic and eclectic ensemble.

 

With a large repertoire ranging from baroque to present day compositions, the Trio has recorded various albums, all enthusiastically received by the press (5 Diapasons, 5 stars FonoForum, Supersonic Pizzicato, 5 stars HRAudio, Opus d’Or…) These include a first recording devoted to the immortal Goldberg Variations by Bach and arranged for string trio by Dmitri Sitkovetsky (OPMC Classics). Their second CD, “De l’Ombre à la Lumière” (ARS Produktion), features hitherto less familiar trios by Cras, Weinberg, Klein and Dohnányi (nominated for an Opus Klassik Prize). A third disc, « Paris-Moscou » (ARS Produktion) is a musical journey with pieces by Haydn, Schubert, Kodály, Krása, Enescu, Françaix, and Taneyev, and has received the German Critic’s Prize (Preis Der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik) as well as being nominated for the 2021 International Classical Music Awards.

 

The three musiciens' commitment to contemporary music has already resulted in collaborations with prominent composers such as Nicolas Bacri, Alain Fourchotte, and Lucio Amanti who have written and dedicated pieces to the Trio Goldberg. In 2020, the ensemble participated in a recording of Swiss composer Thüring Bräm's chamber music which will be available digitally. The Trio Goldberg frequently collaborates with prestigious musicians such as Jean Ferrandis, with whom they have recorded W.A. Mozart’s flute quartets (Europe&Art), David Bismuth, Matan Porat, Iddo Bar-Shaï, Luis Fernando Pérez, Georges Pludermacher, Shani Diluka and David Fray.

 

The ensemble performs in France (Salle Gaveau, Opéra de Tours, Musée d’Orsay) as well as throughout Europe. It participates in well-known festivals such as ‘La Folle Journée de Nantes’, ‘La Folle Journée de Ekaterinbourg’, the ‘Jeudis Musicaux de Royan, the Chaillol Festival, the Menton Festival, the Festival des Grandes Heures de Cluny, as well as in Vienna, Linz, Bratislava, Budapest and London. 

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