Pauline Chenais, piano
Clémence de Forceville, violin
Angèle Legasa, cello
“The Trio Sōra is a very fine ensemble indeed. Their understanding of the composition, their listening of each-other, their sensitive and lively music- making — all these have given me joy and pleasure”, said Sir András Schiff.
Founded in Paris in 2015, the Trio Sōra is a feminine and charismatic ensemble, which displays one of the most appealing artistic identity of its generation.
Regularly invited to perform in such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Bonn’s Beethoven-Haus, Verbier Festival, Philharmonie de Paris and Auditorium du Louvre and such festivals as Folle Journée de Nantes and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Trio is recognised for its daring interpretations.
Winners of numerous awards — HSBC Laureate of the Académie du Festival d’Aixen-Provence (2017), Parkhouse Award (2017), Special Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy (2018) —, the Trio enjoys regular collaborations with great instrumentalists such as Mathieu Herzog, András Schiff, Menahem Pressler, Antonio Meneses, Andreas Keller, Tabea Zimmermann, the Quatuor Ebène and Artemis Quartet.
In Autumn 2020, the Trio Sōra will release its first CD of the complete Beethoven Piano Trios with Naïve Records. Their aim is to celebrate the composer’s humanity and tremendous modernity. The ensemble is also committed to promoting the work of female composers and contemporary figures such as Dieter Ammann, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Camille Pépin, Wolfgang Rhim and Eric Tanguy.
The Trio Sōra is in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, Le Dimore Del Quartetto, ProQuartet-CEMC, and is supported by the Günther Caspar Stiftung, Spedidam, the Swiss Life Foundation and Adami. In 2019 it was selected to take part in Le Dimore del Quartetto. Recently it has been awarded the BBT Fellowship 2020.
Clémence de Forceville plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1777) and Angèle Legasa a Giulio Cesare Gigli cello (1767), instruments generously loaned by the Fondation Boubo-Music.
Ph. Astrid di Crollalanza