"Where words leave off, music begins." - Heinrich Heine

The Storioni Trio has established itself as the leading Dutch piano trio, with concerts in Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall and the most prestigious European festivals. The Trio has worked with national and international orchestras, like the Münchner Kammerorchester, the RTE Orchestra Ireland and Orchèstre de Chambre de Wallonie. The recordings by the Storioni Trio, for the Pentatone label, have received great international acclaim.
The members of the trio are artistic directors of the annual Storioni Festival in Eindhoven, of which the 5th edition will take place in January 2012. Guest musicians from all over the world will join the trio for a festival during which unique chamber music programmes with top international musicians as well as upcoming talented musicians of the highest calibre are presented. In the last editions they had special guests like Gidon Kremer, Vadim Repin, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Natalia Gutman, Mischa Maisky, the Brentano and Skampa Quartets and many others. In addition, the Storioni Festival presents a yearly commission for a new work for piano trio.
The Storioni Trio was founded in 1995 by Bart van de Roer (piano), Wouter Vossen (violin) and Marc Vossen (cello). The trio derives its name from the Laurentius Storioni violin from Cremona, which dates from 1794 and is played by Wouter Vossen. Marc Vossen plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from Milan, dating from 1700. In order to develop its ensemble-playing, the trio has worked over the years with great musicians such as Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich, Menahem Pressler, and Ralph Kirshbaum, as well as members of the Emerson Quartet and the Vermeer Quartet.
The Storioni Trio offers an expansive repertoire ranging from Haydn and Mozart via Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel and Shostakovich, to exciting works by contemporary composers. Composer Kevin Volans wrote a triple concerto for the 10th anniversary of the Storioni Trio. The season 11-12 saw performances of the Martinu Triple Concerto with Musikkolegium Winterthur and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden and the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Jan Willem de Vriend. In the 2012-13 season the Storioni Trio returns to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2013-14 the Storioni Trio will undertake a huge task: to perform all Beethoven’s piano trios in Switzerland (Fribourg), the Netherlands (Eindhoven) and in other countries.
The 2012 Storioni Festival showed two world premières: a new piano trio by Peteris Vasks and a special commission by the Storioni Festival: a Triple Concerto by Willem Jeths. Recently the Storioni Trio has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the orchestras of Limburg, Brabant, Enschede, Mannheim and Dortmund. The performance of Beethoven’s triple concerto during the New Ross Piano Festival will be the 27th time the Storioni Trio performs this masterpiece.
The trio has received various prizes and awards, and performs regularly on radio and television. The 4 CDs recorded for the label Pentatone - including the piano trio’s of Brahms, Röntgen, Schubert and Beethoven – gained international recognition from the music press, like the Gramophone and The STRAD. In July 2012 the Storioni Trio recorded the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Jan Willem de Vriend. Together with this piece the Storioni Trio will record Beethoven’s Archduke trio. The CD will be released on Challenge Classics during the Storioni Festival 2013.
On an international level, the trio is also highly active, giving concerts at various festivals like Kuhmo, Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, Osnabruck Kammermusiktage, Trio Festival in the Philharmonie Moscow, and goes on tour to India, the Middle East, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and the United States.

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Complete Symphonies & Concertos (box set)
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend
Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio
Storioni Trio / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend