Gauvain de Morant, piano
Jean-Samuel Bez, violin
Guillaume Lagraviere, cello
Formed in Brussels, the Spilliaert Trio was named after the famous painter Leon Spilliaert whose works the trio drew his first inspiration. He reunites the pianist Gauvain de Morant, the violinist Jean-Samuel Bez and the cellist Guillaume Lagraviere.
Prize winner of several international competitions, he was awarded in 2017 First Prize at the international ”Svirel” contest in Slovenia. In 2018, they’ve won the City of Lege-Cap-Ferret Prize during the Open Cap Ferret and joined the tours of the Jeunesses Musicales de Wallonie-Bruxelles federation. Performing regularly in France and Belgium, they performed at the Festival international en Poitou (France), Festival Varga (France), Festivals de Wallonie (Belgium), Festival Musicorum (Belgium) and others. The trio is supported by the association Musicabel, affiliate member of Chamber Music for Europe (Brussels) and, since 2019, part of ProQuartet (Paris).
The trio gives his all to interpret and defend the Belgian repertoire: each concert includes one piece of work of a Belgian composer. This approach allows the promotion of heaps of unsuspected treasures, the contributions of famous composers and creators less known by the general public for their Piano Trio works.
Moreover, very concerned about putting forward today music, the three musicians focus on playing and commissioning contemporary works. By this means, they get enriched with the meeting of composers such as Benoit Mernier, Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Jacqueline Fontyn or furthermore Nicolas Bacri.