(Maria Gîlicel – violin, Jobine Siekman – cello, George Todica – piano)

The Chloé Piano Trio, current RPS Henderson Prize for Chamber Ensemble Award winners, was formed in 2017 by talented emerging musicians at the Royal College of Music, London. They have performed across the UK and abroad (France, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands), including at London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Charlton House, Royal Academy of Arts, Champs Hill (Sussex), Austrian Cultural Forum, Lichfield Festival, Banstead Arts Festival and Hargrave Festival. 

Notable appearances include performing for HRH Prince Charles during his President Visit at the Royal College of Music in March 2020. The trio also performed at the Ticino Musica Festival in Lugano, Switzerland in July 2020 and participated in the European Chamber Music Academy sessions in August 2021 in Fiesole.

In April 2018 the Chloé Piano Trio, at the time known as the Daphnis Trio, was nominated by the RCM for the Birmingham Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition and won the Third Prize. The repertoire of the trio ranges from Baroque and Classical periods to the modern and newly commissioned music. They are also highly interested in the performance of works written by women composers, having already recorded Trios by Clara Schumann and Rebecca Clarke as well as Lili Boulanger’s “D’un Soir Triste” and “D’un Matin Du Printemps” at Abbey Road Studios. 

The ensemble has received tuition from high profile musicians like Norma Fisher, Johannes Meissl, Ricardo Castro, Vera Martínez-Mehner, Ulrich Koella, Patrick Jüdt, Alexander Lonquich, Lucy Gould, Richard Lester, Ben Hancox, Mark Messenger, Simon Lepper, Suzie Meszaros, Leonid Kerbel, and others. 

Upcoming activities include the release of a CD album with music by women composers in collaboration with the Abbey Road Institute, as well the launching of a concert series in South East London that highlights women in music and arts. 

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