The trio has won two prizes from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts worth €18,000 in total

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Trio Delyria © Hansjörg Rindsberg

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Trio Delyria has recently won two prizes which will further its development as an ensemble. The trio, comprising Israeli musicians David Strongin (violin), Uriah Tutter (cello) and Elisha Kravitz (piano), has won the ensemble scholarship for chamber music from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) as well Ina and Gustav Lenzewski Foundation Prize for Chamber Music 2023.

The HfMDK ensemble scholarship for chamber music sees each trio member receiving €5,000, as well as professional support. The prize is awarded to assist an emerging ensemble leaving the university on the cusp of a professional career and is donated by donated by Dr. Alin Adomeit and Michael Hauger, Dr. Christoph Heinemann, Dr. Jens-Peter Schaefer, Dr. Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Dr. Anke Sessler, plus other private sponsors of the HfMDK.

The Ina and Gustav Lenzewski Foundation Prize for Chamber Music 2023 comes with a €2,000 cash prize. The award, which was relaunched in 2021 and presented annually, commemorates violinist Gustav Lenzewski.  Lenzewski taught chamber music at what was then known as the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main and was the director of the Studio for New Music, founded in 1960, as well as a member of the university’s board of directors from 1954 to 1958, together with fellow professors Helmut Walcha and Erich Flinsch. The Lenzewski Foundation formed from his estate was transferred to the newly established Foundation for the HfMDK in 2016.

Trio Delyria began studying with Prof. Angelika Merkle at the HfMDK and has since performed at venues such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, as well as on various radio stations in Germany and in Israel. After winning the second and audience prizes at the 2022 International Schumann Chamber Music Prize, the trio has been invited to perform again at the Alte Oper in the 2023 season.

The trio continues its studies with Merkle, as well as additional studies with Günter Pichler at the International Institute for Chamber Music, Reina Sofía School of Music. The ensemble is competing in the 2023 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and will take part in the piano trio division of the 2023 ARD Competition later this year.

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