Featured in the London-based international MUSO magazine as one of the leading chamber groups of its generation, the Zodiac Trio has been praised by critics for their "truly exceptional talent" (Nice-Matin, France) and "musicality of rare intensity" (La Tribune de Lyon, France), and been declared "excellent, talented and committed" by the New York Concert Review and "awe-inspiring" by NYC.com. Formed at the Manhattan School of Music in 2005, the Zodiac Trio was the protégé of the famed Ysaye Quartet at the Paris Superior Conservatory.
The young ensemble has been welcomed on many leading stages throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. Since its formation, the Zodiac Trio has been awarded prizes at a number of national and international competitions, including the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition (OH), FNAPEC Ensemble Competition (Paris), International Chamber Music Competition of Duchi D'Aqcuaviva (Italy), Val Tidone International Music Competition (Italy), the Cziffra Foundation (France), Joyce Dutka Foundation for the Arts (New York), International Peninsula Young Artist Festival in California and the ProMusica Ensemble Competition (France), among others. The ensemble has also received a Recording Grant and Commission Grant from Co-Op press, is a laureate of the 6th International Osaka Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and was recently awarded the Encore Grant from the American Composers Forum to support the collaboration with composer Andrew List.
Individually, the trio members have performed throughout the United States, South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. As soloists, members of the Zodiac Trio have appeared with the Ghent Symphony Orchestra, Geneva Symphony, Marseille Symphony Orchestra, Cannes Philharmonic Orchestra, Couer d'Alene Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, and others, collaborating with such legendary musicians as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pierre Boulez, Paquito D'Rivera, Kurt Masur, and many others. The ensemble's debut commercial recording continues to receive airplay throughout the U.S.
As strong advocates of new music, the trio has commissioned new works in order to expand the clarinet-violin-piano trio repertoire, and strives to serve as a platform of exposure for up-and-coming composers. Their debut commercial recording included two works written for the ensemble. Currently the Zodiac Trio is involved in a number of collaborative projects with emerging composers both in the United States and France.
In 2007, the Zodiac Trio made Paris their headquarters, where they are on the artist roster of the Cziffra Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting Europe's top young artists. The ensemble was chosen by Culture France to receive moral and financial support from the Declic Program, partner with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Mecenat Musical Societe General. The Zodiac Trio also enjoys the generous support of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation, and is represented in Canada by Kanon Artists.
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