Delta Piano Trio
The Delta Piano Trio was founded in 2013 in Salzburg (Austria) by three Dutch performers: violinist Gerard Spronk, cellist Irene Enzlin and pianist Vera Kooper. The trio is regarded as one of the leading piano trios of the Netherlands, and studied in Salzburg, Paris and Basel.
Always on the lookout for interesting repertoire, the trio collaborates regularly with contemporary composers and maintains a collaborative relationship with Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach. They also frequently give chamber music masterclasses and love coaching younger ensembles.
The trio has won numerous awards and prizes, including 1st prizes at the Stasys Vainiunas International Chamber Music Competition in Lithuania (2014), the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Italy (2014), the Orlando International Chamber Music Competition in The Netherlands (2015) and the Orpheus Chamber Music Competition in Switzerland (2017). They have performed extensively in Europe, Russia, Israel, China, Korea, Indonesia and the United States.
Their debut CD was recorded for Naxos Records. Their second CD, The Mirror with Three Faces, with works by Lera Auerbach and Dmitri Shostakovich and produced by the American label Odradek Records, was released in 2018 to international acclaim. Recent highlights include a collaboration on stage with Nobuko Imai, the commissioning by the Orpheus Competition of a trio by Swiss Composer Valentin Villard, the performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Basel Chamber Orchestra and a residency at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
Foto © Sarah Wijzenbeek
Stand: März 2020