Maria Gîlicel – violin
Jobine Siekman – cello
George Todică – piano
The Chloé Piano Trio, current winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Henderson Prize for Chamber Ensemble Award, was formed in 2017 by talented emerging musicians at the Royal College of Music, London. They have performed across the UK and abroad (France, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands), including at London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Charlton House, Royal Academy of Arts, Champs Hill (Sussex), the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, Austrian Cultural Forum, Lichfield Festival, Banstead Arts Festival and Hargrave Festival.
In February 2022 they were selected as Kirckman Trust Young Artists and thus will perform in a major London concert hall as well as several UK concert societies in the 22/23 season.
Notable appearances include performing for HRH King Charles during his President Visit at the Royal College of Music in March 2020.
In April 2018 the Chloé Piano Trio, at the time known as the Daphnis Trio, was nominated by the RCM for the Birmingham Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition and won the Third Prize. The repertoire of the trio ranges from Baroque and Classical periods to the modern and newly commissioned music. They are also highly interested in the performance of works written by women composers, having already recorded Trios by Clara Schumann and Rebecca Clarke as well as Lili Boulanger’s “D’un Soir Triste” and “D’un Matin Du Printemps” at Abbey Road Studios.
The Chloé Piano Trio has recently received tuition from pianist Alasdair Beatson as part of the Chamber Studio sessions, as well as worked in the past with high profile musicians like Norma Fisher, Johannes Meissl, Ricardo Castro, Vera Martínez-Mehner, Ulrich Koella, Patrick Jüdt, Alexander Lonquich, Lucy Gould, Richard Lester, Ben Hancox, Mark Messenger, Simon Lepper, Suzie Meszaros, Leonid Kerbel, and others.
The trio also performed at the Ticino Musica Festival in Lugano, Switzerland in July 2020 and participated in the European Chamber Music Academy sessions in Manchester (March 2022) and Fiesole (August 2021).
Upcoming activities include the release of a CD album with music by women composers in collaboration with the Abbey Road Institute, as well the launching of a concert series in South East London that highlights women in music and arts.