De Beauvoir Piano Trio

De Beauvoir Piano Trio

| France - Great Britain - Canada

Pion Elisabeth (1996) | Canada
Piano
Khong Enyuan (1992) | United Kingdom
Violin
Kaslin Charlotte (1993) | France
Violoncello

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

| Adrian Brendel

The De Beauvoir Piano Trio is a prize-winning ensemble formed by violinist Enyuan Khong, cellist Charlotte Kaslin and pianist Élisabeth Pion. The Trio seeks to amplify marginalised voices, creating a new narrative of classical and contemporary music-making. They won 2nd Prize at the Virtuoso & Belcanto Competition, and were Finalists of the St-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition, postponed due to Covid-19. They have been invited to participate on scholarships in festivals across Europe, including Jeunesses Musicales in Germany and Musique à Flaine. The Trio regularly performs in venues across the UK and Europe, and will have upcoming engagements this year as a part of the Le Dimore del Quartetto agency. They are under the mentorship of Chamber Studio in King’s Place and are currently undertaking a chamber music residency at the Britten Pears Young Artists’ Programme. They have been invited to participate in Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar under the tutelage of Thomas Ades.The Trio is grateful for the mentorship of Adrian Brendel, Andràs Keller and Ursula Smith, as well as the guidance of Ronan O’Hora, John Myerscough and Richard Ireland. A curious and innovative artist, Canadian pianist Élisabeth Pion distinguishes herself as a soloist, chamber musician, and artistic collaborator both on the Canadian and international cultural scene. In 2020, she co-founded the Festival Unisson in Quebec, inspired by The Artist is Present (Marina Abramovic) and the 1:1 Concerts. Élisabeth is currently finishing the Artist Diploma degree with Ronan O’Hora at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she is a full scholarship holder since 2018. She has recently been selected to receive mentorship from Imogen Cooper, as part of her Music Trust. Élisabeth is grateful for the support of the Prix Sylva Gelber pour la musique 2020, as well as of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Kathleen Trust, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK and Talent Unlimited UK. Cellist Charlotte Kaslin studied in Paris until 2014 where she transferred to the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Josephine Knight and Christoph Richter. She graduated from her Master degree with Distinction, and the DipRam for an outstanding final Recital, before transferring to the Royal College of Music in Artist Diploma in the class of Alexander Chaushian. Charlotte was awarded the Thompson Family Charitable Trust Award, the Peter Halling memorial prize and the Ann Driver Trust Scholarship. An experienced chamber musician, Charlotte participated in the Encuentro Santander 2019, and has collaborated with musicians such as Maxim Vengerov and Miguel Da Silva. Charlotte is guest principal cello in many groups including Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Firebird Orchestra and Orchestra 430 de Vigo (Spain). A versatile soloist, chamber musician, writer and improviser, violinist Enyuan Khong is committed to promoting music as a tool for connection. Recipient of the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Award, the Ivy Sharp Scholarship, winner of the Ivan Sutton Prize, St James Prize, and string finalist in the Royal Overseas League Competition, Enyuan has performed as soloist across Europe with orchestras including the Jenaer Philharmonie, Oxford Philharmonic and Sound Collective Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed in the Santander and Oxford Chamber Music Festivals, and partnered with musicians such as Miguel Da Silva, Andreas Frölich, Carole Presland and Ursula Smith among others. Enyuan is passionate about contemporary and collaborative practices, and is currently involved as an improviser with the Richard Chappell Dance Company. She is also a part of the contemporary ensemble and music project, Sound Salon, a space where performing musicians and composers collaborate, and platform CollideWithUs, where she works with dancer Jasmine Chiu on various cross-arts projects, promoting East Asian artists as agents of change. Enyuan is grateful for the support and guidance of current and past mentors, including Adrian Brendel, Andràs Keller, Thomas Brandis and Felix Andrievsky.

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Trio No. 5 · C major · K. 548
    • I. Allegro
    • II. Andante cantabile
    • III. Allegro
  • Stasys Vainiūnas | Piano Trio
    • I. Andante molto. Allegro moderato
    • II. Andante
    • III. Allegro con brio
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  • Fanny Mendelssohn | Piano Trio · D minor · Op. 11
    • I. Allegro molto vivace
    • II. Andante espressivo
    • III. Lied: Allegretto
    • IV. Allegretto moderato
  • Rebecca Clarke | Piano Trio
    • I. Moderato ma appassionato
    • II. Andante molto semplice
    • III. Allegro vigoroso

  • Performance time: Apr 01 12:40 - 13:30 Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, The Great Hall (Gedimino Av. 42)

    Final

    Cuore Piano Trio Apr 01 16:40 - 17:30
    De Beauvoir Piano Trio Apr 01 12:40 - 13:30
    Duo Andersson-Ivanovaite Apr 01 11:50 - 12:40
    Duo Arborescence Apr 01 11:00 - 11:50
    Duo Sarasvathi - Nowak Apr 01 15:50 - 16:40
    DuoArte Apr 01 18:00 - 18:50
    Meta Piano Trio Apr 01 15:00 - 15:50
    Serebrjakova/Ilves Apr 01 18:50 - 19:40
    Trio Bohémo Apr 01 19:40 - 20:30

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