Biography

Trio Karenine is prize-winner at the ARD international Competition in 2013, at which they were awarded top prize and several special prizes. Greeted by both the critics and the most respected artists of today for its musical integrity and its special impetuosity, the young ensemble is one of the most promising piano trio of its generation.

Their first recording of the Schumann piano trios was released in april 2016 for the french label MIRARE, and has been rewarded with 5 Diapasons and great reviews from the in- ternational press.
A frequent guest on international scenes, Trio Karenine appears in the most prestigious halls such as Salle Pleyel and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the London’s Wigmore Hall, the Salle Bourgie in Montréal, the Herkulessaal and Prinzregententheater in Münich, the Leiszhalle in Hambourg, in Pékin at the Forbidden City Auditorium, in Venise at the Palaz- zetto Bru Zane… The three musicians make their debuts at Festivals La Roque d’Anthéron and Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, the Folles Journées in Nantes, Tokyo and Varsovie, in Reims for the Flâneries Musicales, at the Chopin Festival in Nohant… They recently per- formed in the prestigious Konzerthaus in Berlin.Established and founded in 2009 in Paris, Trio Karénine is now formed with Fanny Robilliard (violin), Louis Rodde (cello) and Paloma Kouider (piano). The young ensemble choose to bear the name of Anna Karenina as a symbol of the vital energy that lives in her. Led by a common desire to build an authentic chamber music group, they began their studies under the guidance of the Ysaÿe Quartet, while appearing at several international master class, benefiting the advices of prestigious artists such as Menahem Pressler, Hatto Beyerle, Ferenc Rados, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Johannes Meissl, as well as members from the Trio Wanderer.

First prize at Concours Charles Hennen, awarded the Fondation Oulmont prize and the Pro Musicis International Prize, Trio Karénine won in 2013 a second prize (no first prize awarded) at the prestigious ARD International competition in Munich.

Enjoying the many opportunities to expand their repertoire and share stage with other ar- tists, the trio performs alongside Adrien La Marca, Marie Chilemme, Sarah Chenaf, Alena Baeva, Hélène Clément, Raphael Sévère.. In 2015 they were awarded the Nordmetall-En- semble Prize from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festispiele for their outstanding perfor- mance of Schubert’s « Trout » Quintet alongside Krzysztof Chorzelski (Belcea Quartet) and Laurène Durantel.

Also eager to discover the work of contemporary composers, Trio Karenine performs the works from Wolfgang Rihm, Philippe Hersant, Hans-Werner Henze, Graciane Finzi… He is the dedicatee of Benoit Menut piano trio “Les Allées Sombres” . Their performance of Fazil Say « Space Jump » won them a special prize at ARD International Competition.

Regularly invited to various radio programs on France Musique ( La Matinale, Plaisirs du quatuor, Génération Jeunes Interprètes) and Radio Classique (Le Journal du Classique) they also appear on german broadcasts (BR, MDR, SWR …), austrian and dutch.They were the guests of Rolando Villazon on the televisio serie Stars Von Morgen.

Trio Karenine has been generously supported by the Académie de Villecroze, the Culture et Musique Fondation under the auspices of the Fondation de France, the Fondation Banque Populaire, as well as a scholarship from the Festival « Musique et Vins au Clos Vougeot ». Trio Karenine is now supported by Adami.

Their next recording is dedicated to Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré and Germaine Tailleferre piano trios, and will be released in the spring 2018 for MIRARE.

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