Wouter Vossen
Storioni Trio

“The Storioni Trio …

the flagship of Dutch culture…”

NRC 2006

Bart van de Roer - piano

Wouter Vossen - viool

Marc Vossen - cello

The Storioni Trio was founded in 1995 and is widely regarded as one of the most successful young chamber music ensembles of Europe. The Trio derives its name from the Laorentius Storioni violin from Cremona, which dates from 1794 and is played by Wouter Vossen. In order to perfect 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 stimulating works by contemporary composers. Composer Kevin Volans has written a triple concerto for the 10th anniversary of the Storioni Trio Amsterdam, of which the world première was performed in October 2005. The Trio has received various prizes and awards, and performs regularly on radio and television. The CDs recorded by the Storioni Trio Amsterdam have all received great critical acclaim internationally.(www.pentatonemusic.com)

The Storioni Trio is artistic director of the annual international Storioni Festival and performs chamber music with artists such as Gidon Kremer, Nobuko Imai, , Vladimir Mendelssohn, Rainer Kussmaul, Herve Joulain, Emma Johnson and Dmitri Sitkovetsky. Also, the Trio has been invited to play as soloists with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Winterthur Chamber Orchestra, the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and the Flanders Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Storioni Trio Amsterdam regularly performs at all major venues in the Netherlands, such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philips Hall in Eindhoven.

At an international level, the Trio is also highly active, giving concerts at the most important music centres in the world, such as the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), the Frick Collection in New York, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Kuhmo Festival in Finland. Moreover, the Trio regularly performs at various festivals, gives concerts throughout Europe, and goes on tour to India, the Middle East, Japan China and the United States.