The Trio Koch, consisting of two violins and a piano, is a family affair. The father, Philippe (violin), his daughter Laurence (violin) and son Jean-Philippe (piano), explore the original and little-played repertoire of trio works for two violins and piano, performing music from all periods, from Bach to Shostakovich and Berio, taking in Mozart, Moszkowski, Martinu and Bartók along the way. The Trio Koch is the Classical Music music:LX Export Artist of the Year in 2016. Their projects include performances in France,Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, UK, Spain and Japan. The audience has witnessed the keen musical empathy their family’s long artistic heritage has given them. In 2016 the Trio released an album on the Belgian label ET’CETERA which features original works for two violins and piano: Moszkowski’s suite in G minor Op. 71, Milhaud’s Sonata Op. 15 and Martinů’s Sonatina H. 198. The album has been nominated at the International Classic Music Awards 2016, it has received a good attention from the media as well as some excellent reviews (Klassik Heute, WDR 3, Radio Klassik, Klassieke Zaken, Pizzicato).
Photo (c) Lucie von Lucilin