Three piano trios will compete for the top prize of €15,000 and future concert engagements in the finals on 30 September

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Clockwise from left: Trio Tokava, Trio Incendio and Rilian Trio

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The Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition (TICC) has announced its finalists for 2023. The competition is held every two years, alternating between string quartet and piano trio disciplines. This year’s edition is dedicated to piano trios.

Whittled down from seven participating ensembles, the finalists are Trio Incendio (Czech Republic), Trio Tokava (Malaysia/Taiwan/US) and Rilian Trio (Canada).

The final will be held on Saturday 30 September in the Free Mason Hall in Trondheim, Norway. In the final round the trios will perform music by Beethoven and Schubert, competing for the top prize of €15,000 and future concert engagements. In addition, the winners will receive a print by the artist Håvard Homstvedt.

The jury is led by violinist Anthony Marwood and comprises Anja Lechner, Arisa Fujita, Berit Cardas, Christian Ihle Hadland, Louise Hopkins and Stefan Mendl.

The Trondheim Competition has enjoyed a growing international reputation, with a growing number of international applicants each year. Previous winners include ensembles such as the Danish Quartet, Van Kuijk Quartet and Trio Con Brio Copenhagen.

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