2nd prize (1st not awarded) and 3 special prizes at “Premio Trio di Trieste” competition.
Trio Chagall has recently gained the attention of the musical milieu as a winner of the Second overall Prize (First Prize not awarded) at the 20th edition of the Premio “Trio di Trieste”, where it was also given the special prizes “Dario de Rosa” for best performance of a piece by Schumann, “Fernanda Selvaggio” for best Trio of the competition and “Young award” as most promising ensemble finalist. With an average age of 20 years, the Trio is the youngest chamber group ever awarded in the history of the competition
These are only the latest in a series of successes for Trio Chagall, which include the 1st overall prize of the chamber music category at the Amadeus Factory competition (2018) – the first talent designed for young artists of the Italian Conservatories – and the numerous accomplishments at the Concorso di Giussano in 2019, where the Trio was awarded the 1st overall prize, the special prize “Il Progresso”, the prize “Città di Giussano”, presented to the best contestants of all the categories. Trio Chagall has become a member of Le Dimore del Quartetto since June 2019.
Trio Chagall was founded in 2013 by Lorenzo Nguyen (piano), Edoardo Grieco (violin) and Francesco Massimino (cello) within the Conservatory of Music “G.Verdi” of Turin. The name of the Trio is intended as a tribute to the famous painter Marc Chagall, who has always been a deep source of inspiration has always been admired for his ties to music and his strong expressive power through the use of colour.
The Trio is now continuing its studies under with Rainer Schmidt and Anton Kernjak at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel and is an aspirant group in ECMA – European Chamber Music Academy, where it receives advice from Hatto Beyerle and Patrick Jüdt.
The ensemble also receives the precious advice of Marco Zuccarini, Amiram Ganz and Christian Schuster from the Altenberg Trio Wien and Bruno Giuranna (Trio d’Archi Italiano).
In 2020 the Trio has been selected with scholarship to attend the Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus where it receives advice of Heime Müller, Rainer Schmidt and Péter Nagy, and performs at the Tauberphilharmonie of Weikersheim.
From 2020 Trio Chagall is supported by De Sono Foundation.
Trio Chagall is involved in an intense concert activity all over Italy performing in prestigious venues (Vatican Museums in Rome, Milan Theatre dal Verme and Conservatory, Theatre Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Sala Sassu in Sassari) and as a guest of Unione Musicale, Società del Quartetto, Accademia Chigiana, ACM – Chamber Music of Trieste, Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica, Società Umanitaria and Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino
Trio Chagall has collaborated with Bruno Giuranna, Giampaolo Pretto and Luca Ranieri.
In September 2020 the Trio was awarded the “Giovanna Maniezzo” prize by the Jury of the Accademia Musicale di Siena and in March 2022 the Trio was chosen as the “Ensemble of the year 2020/2021” by Dimore del Quartetto, one of the largest network of young international ensembles.
Hailed with great appreciation from the public and critics, Trio Chagall’s members «strike with a neat playing style, linear and clean, totally free from any kind of exaggeration or artifice, managing with ease both purity of thought and action, not at all intimidated by the technical and expressive complexity».
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Trio Chagall’s repertoire spans four centuries of music: from Haydn to Shostakovich, from Beethoven to Schubert, Brahms and Ravel, without missing contemporary pieces.
Enrico Bronzi said about them: “The vastity of the repertoire, which includes many different composers interpreted with naturalness, completes the table from which Trio Chagall will develop its career”.