Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Trio Mondrian
BBT Fellowship 2009

Trio Mondrian - Biography

Trio Mondrian received support from BBT between 2009 and 2012, when this page was last updated. For an up to date biography go to 

Ohad Ben-Ari piano
Daniel Bard violin
Hila Karni cello

Berlin based Israeli-born pianist Ohad Ben-Ari, violinist Daniel Bard and cellist Hila Karni create a unique musical tapestry of exquisite sounds that expresses their extraordinary sensitivity, mature understanding and rich experience of music making. In 2007, the Trio won first prize at the prestigious International Chamber Music Competition in Trieste, Italy, as well as receiving the Special Prize for their interpretation of a Brahms Trio. In addition, they have won the audience prize at the 2008 Bologna Festival. Marcello Abbado, the noted Italian musician and composer dedicated a new work to the group, entitled Trio Mondrian. In 2009 the trio has been awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. Trio Mondrian performs regularly in Israel and Europe. Their first recording has been released with works by Brahms and Dvorak. A second album, with the trio masterpieces of Ravel and Shostakovich was recently recorded in Berlin for release in spring 2012 on Challenge Records. This year the trio is giving their debut performances in London, Berlin and Amsterdam.

We feel honoured and lucky to have been chosen by the BBT for a fellowship. Through the support of this wonderful organisation we were able to have our “Prison-Break Tour” . At the moment we are working on the production of a short promo clip and video recordings of both live and studio performances. Thank you so much for helping us grow!

Photographs by Sharon Derhy