The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg Presents
Founded in Paris in 2009, Trio Karénine bears the name of Tolstoï’s beautiful and emotionally honest heroine. The trio is lauded for its musical integrity and joie de vivre by critics and audiences alike. Top prize winner at the ARD international Competition in 2013, the ensemble has performed in major halls including Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Musée des Beaux-Arts in Montréal, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, and Prinzregentheater and Herkulessaal in Munich. The trio has toured Asia, both in China with the Festival Croisements, and in Japan.
In Germany, the trio received the prestigious Nordmetall-Ensemble Prize from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele in 2015 with bassist Laurène Durantel and violist Krzysztof Chorzelski. The trio also appeared in the prestigious Arte’s series Stars von Morgen, presented by Rollando Villazon. Trio Karénine received First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in the Netherlands, laureate of the “Joseph Haydn” Competition in Vienna, and the prestigious Banque Populaire grant. The trio was unanimously awarded the International Pro Musicis Prize in Paris, and is laureate of the Maurice Ravel Academy, and the Charles Oulmont Foundation.