Konrad Elias-Trostmann, violin
Vladimir Waltham, cello
First Prize and Audience Prize winner of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2015, the Linos Piano Trio is increasingly recognised as one of Europe's most creative and dynamic trios.
Drawing on the rich and varied cultural and musical backgrounds of its members, which encompass five nationalities, as well as specialisms in historically informed performance and new music, the Linos Piano Trio possesses a colourful and distinctive musical voice. Praised for its “slow-burning, gripping performance” by The Strad, and an “astounding performance” by the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, the trio’s reputation has taken it to prestigious venues worldwide including the Barbican and Wigmore Halls, Melbourne Recital Centre, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Holzhausenschlösschen in Frankfurt and the György Ligeti Saal in Graz.
Founded in October 2007, the Linos Piano Trio came to prominence in the Tunnell Trust Showcase for Young Musicians. In 2014 the trio was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Albert and Eugenie Frost Prize for an outstanding ensemble. In the same year, the Linos Piano Trio was selected for the prestigious ChamberStudio Mentorship Scheme where it received guidance from Peter Cropper, Eberhardt Feltz, Anthony Marwood and Sir András Schiff.
The Linos Piano Trio recently recorded the complete Piano Trios by C.P.E. Bach to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth. In 2016 the trio embarked on its current, on-going project, ‘Stolen Music’, a rapturously received series of creative arrangements of orchestral masterpieces such as Wagner’s Prelude to Tristan and Isolde, and Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
They hold the position of ‘Artists-in-Residence’ at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, and have been working with the conservatoire since 2017.