Nine piano trios will take part in this year’s competition from 26 to 30 September

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British violinist Anthony Marwood will chair the jury at this year’s competition

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The 12th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition has announced nine piano trios that will take part in this year’s competition. The trios will compete for the chance to win the top prize of €15,000, plus concert engagements.

The nine competitors winning the online preselection round in 2023 are:

  • Albéniz Trio 
  • Amelio Trio 
  • Holm Trio 
  • Paddington Trio 
  • Rilian Trio
  • Trio Castus 
  • Trio Incendio
  • Trio Luminescense 
  • Trio Tokava 

Chairman of the jury, violinist Anthony Marwood, will also perform at the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival arranged parallel to the competition, along with jury members Anja Lechner , Arisa Fujita, Berit Cardas, Christian Ihle Hadland, Daniel Müller-Schott and Stefan Mendl.

Each ensemble must prepare five works, including the commissioned work Shining through by Ellen Lindquist. The best performance of the work will be awarded the Kim Trio commission prize of €1000 donated by the South Korean Kim Trio.

Other prizes up for grabs include second prize of €10,000, third prize of €5,000 and the audience prize, which consists of a festival engagement in 2024.

The Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition is held every second year, alternating between piano trios and string quartets. The 2021 competition was won by Quatuor Confluence.

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