"If young musicians get together for playing chamber music it is always a treat. But to listen to the young Trio Rafale no journey should be too long."
Highlights have also been their debut at the Wigmore Hall London (October 2014) with the Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert, followed by performances in Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as concerts at the Prague Spring Festival and at the „Niedersächsische Musiktage” in Hannover.
|During the season 2015/16 the Trio Rafale was performing in the Berlin Philharmonie, the „Alte Oper” in Frankfurt and in Moscow at the „December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter” among others. In November 2015 they were extensively touring Japan followed by a concert in South Korea (Tongyeong Concert Hall). The Trio Rafale won 1st prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (July 2011) and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition (May 2014). Both are among the most prestigious chamber music competitions in the world. Also worth noting are the 1st prize at the "Concours National pour Trio Instrumental Prix Geraldine Whittaker" of the Jeunesses Musicales de Suisse (2010) as well as the 1st prize and the audience prize at the Migros Culture Percentage Ensemble Award 2013. In 2014 the trio was awarded an important scholarship by the city of Zurich, distinguishing their musical achievements. In 2016 they made a guest appearance at Lucerne Festival with works of Beethoven, Boulanger and Schoenberg. Since the same year the trio is part of the Mentoring Program of Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. In this context the trio will play a debut concert in spring 2017.
Highlights of the current season are an engagement at Konzerthaus Berlin and a collaboration with the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden.
Their debut CD with works by Schumann and Ravel appeared in 2012 (label monton). A second CD with works by Vasks and Brahms was released in 2013 (label Acousence). Soon they will be launching a new CD with early works of Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovitch and Henze, further a piece written for the trio by Swiss composer Jannik Giger.