Trio Elegiaque

The Trio Elégiaque asserts for over ten years as one of the key chamber music ensembles in the musical landscape. Composed by Philippe Aïche violin (concertmaster of Orchestre de Paris and conductor), Virginie Constant, cello (winner of the Maria Canals Competition) and François Dumont on piano (Chopin Competition and winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition) The Trio Elégiaque embraces a wide repertoire: their complete Beethoven Trios, in concert (at the Opéra Comique in Paris, Molière hall in Lyon, Rennes, Lugano, the Festival of Ljubljana in Solvenia …) and the disc ( publication at Brilliant Classics in 2013) is particularly noticeable; “Shine the game is breathtaking,” writes Tom Deacon particular about Beethoven cabinet. The elegiac Trio is also involved in the rediscovery of unknown works: witness their Trios records of Henry Napoleon Reber (published by Timpani in 2013) and the trio of Rimsky-Korsakov (disc “Trios Russians” published by Triton in 2010, “Heart of Stroke” Alain Duault on RTL). Very attached to the willingness to take an active part in the music of our time, the Trio Elégiaque performs the world premiere recording of the Trio Rombach Pascal Dusapin (published by Triton in 2007, awarded a Diapason d’Or). It ensures the creation of the 4th trio of Nicolas Bacri (dedicated to him) at the Invalides in 2011, the Quartet op.28 piano Florentine Mulsant and “Memorah” Serge Kaufmann. A creation is expected soon at the Festival of Meije. The Trio is regularly invited to various programs: “un Mardi Idéal” of Arièle Buteaux, “Generation Young Performers” Gaelle Le Gallic, “Plaisir d’amour” by Frédéric Lodéon and on television, “The Music Box “by Jean-François Zygel. In residence at the Polignac Foundation, the Trio Elégiaque won the Weimar contest (Prize for the Best Interpretation of a contemporary work) and Theo Lieven Chair in Lugano, where they receive advice from William G.Naboré. By the light of their respective artistic experiences and teaching masters such as Bernard Greenhouse and Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Amadeus quartet, the musicians of Trio Elégiaquefit into the tradition of the great piano trios while seeking by a vibrant and innovative approach to renew the genre and transmit their passion for a  repertoire that is exceptional by its richness, diversity and beauty.