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Trio Karénine

Fanny Robillard - Violin

Louis Rodde - Cello

Paloma Kouider - Piano

 

Already awarded several times, the Karenina Trio won the 2013 Munich ARD International Competition, one of the most sought-after prizes in chamber music in the world.

 

The Karenina Trio has already performed in the must-see venues of the Salle Pleyel and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Bourgie in Montreal, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Leiszhalle in Hamburg and the Palazetto Bru-Zane in Venice. He also made his debut at renowned festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron, Les Folles Journées du Japon, the Festival "Croisements" in China, or the Mecklenburg-Vorpormmern Festspiele, which in 2015 awarded them the NORDMETALL-Ensemble Preis for their interpretation of the Schubert Trout alongside Krzysztof Chorzelski and Laurène Durantel. ARTE also invites the trio to participate in its series "Stars von Morgen" presented by Rolando Villazon in Berlin.

 

All three graduates of the CNSM or the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot, the three musicians have individually perfected their skills in the classes of internationally renowned artists in Leipzig, Vienna and Berlin.

 

Founded in 2009 and now composed of Paloma Kouider (piano), Fanny Robilliard (violin) and Louis Rodde (cello), the Karenina Trio has chosen to bear the name of the heroine of Tolsoï's famous novel for the vital momentum that inhabits it. Trained by the Ysaÿe Quartet at the Paris Conservatory, the young ensemble receives valuable advice from Menahem Pressler, Hatto Beyerle, the Wanderer Trio, Jean-Claude Pennetier and Ferenc Rados in master classes.

 

First prize in the Charles Hennen Competition in the Netherlands, winner of the Banque Populaire Foundation grant, the Clos Vougeot Music & Wine Festival grant and the Oulmont Foundation Prize, the trio also won the special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary music at the Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music Competition in Vienna and the "International Pro Musicis Prize".

 

Interested in contemporary musical research, the Karenina Trio regularly plays the works of Wolfgang Rihm, Philippe Hersant, Hans-Werner Henze, Graciane Finzi... He is the dedicatee of the trio "Les Allées Sombres" by composer Benoît Menut and receives the special prize for the best interpretation of Fazil Say's work "Space Jump" at the ARD in Munich.

 

The Karenina Trio has been in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation since September 2010 and has been named "ensemble ECMA". It has received the support of the Académie musicale de Villecroze.