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One of David’s major passions as a musician is chamber music performed by small ensembles. He maintains a very regular concert agenda, particularly with the two projects that follow…
MADE IN TRIO
Chamber Music Ensemble created in 2013 in the Hochschule für Musik Basel, Haute École de Musique de Genève and Hochschule für Musik Luzern (Switzerland), under the tutelage of François Benda, Michel Bellavance, Sarah Rumer, Claudio Martinez Mehner and Anton Kernjak.
The repertoire is based mostly from XX and XXI century, with composers like Bruno Mantovani, Guillaume Connesson, but also repertoire from the classic period as C. P. Emmanuel Bach (originally for quartet with flute, pianoforte, viola and basso continuo), and romantic style, especially from French composers like Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, as well as a few transcriptions like Nino Rota’s Trio (originally for flute, violin and piano).
They were awarded the 1st prizes at the 2015 “Marianne und Curt Dienemann-Stiftung Competition” in Luzern, Switzerland and in 2017 at the “International Chamber Music Competition” in Chieri, Italy. Also distinguished with a special prize at the “Orpheus Chamber Music Competition” in 2015, Switzerland and in 2019 the public prize at the
“Internacional Chamber Music Competition” of Illzach, France. They were finalist at the prestigious 2016 “Concert Artists Guild Competition” in New York.
They performed at the Swiss Chamber Music Festival, at the concert cycle of Altstadtserenaden in Switzerland organized by the BOG Stiftung, at the Festival da Primavera in Viseu, Portugal, and many other festivals. They are regular artists at the association “Amici della Musica” of Trapani and Alcamo in Italy and as well at the KlangBasel and Zeiträume Festivals, both based in Basel, Switzerland. Recently they did a tournée in Canada performing around the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Above all, "Made in Trio" pretend to extend the repertoire to this rarely formation and aims to create a new sonority, capable of providing real moments of music.
Rute Fernandes - Flute • David Dias da Silva - Clarinet • Sinforosa Petralia - Piano
Chamber Music Ensemble for clarinet, viola and piano, created at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel, Switzerland, in 2011. They studied with Rainer Schmidt, Claudio Martínez Mehner and Anton Kernjak and took private lessons with Eberhard Feltz in Berlin, teacher of the Hanns Eisler Music School.
Starting with the main pieces for this setting (Mozart, Schumann, Bruch, Francaix, Kurtág), they kept building and extending their repertoire with rarely played pieces, contemporary works, and transcriptions like: L. von Beethoven Trio op. 11, Vincent D'Indy Trio op. 29 (both pieces original for clarinet, cello and piano), the two songs op. 91 by J. Brahms (original for viola, voice and piano), and many others.
They were semi-finalist in 2015 at the International Chamber Music Competition of Illzach, France and at the Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy. In the same year they were invited to the ProQuartet masterclasses in Paris with Jörg Widmann and during the fall of 2017 they were at the residencies of Banff Music Center in Canada, where they record their first album, soon to be released, with the label Analekta studios.
David Dias da Silva - Clarinet • Adam Newman - Viola • Camilla Köhnken - Piano
To be distinguished as a group with a remarkable sensitivity for sound and for an inner respect for music as the highest link between human beings, that's the ensemble main objective.