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

Trio Mondrian - Biography

Trio Mondrian received support from BBT between 2009 and 2012. The Trio gave its last concerts in February 2019.

Ohad Ben-Ari piano
Daniel Bard violin
Hila Karni cello

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 and the “Young Award”. In addition, the Trio recently won the audience prize at the Bologna Festival. Marcello Abbado, the noted Italian musician and composer dedicated a new work to the group, titled Trio Mondrian.

Trio Mondrian performs regularly in Israel and Europe and has been invited to venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. The trio was awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2009. The BBT-supported album of Ravel & Shostakovich piano trios was released on Challenge Records in 2012.

Last updated: October 2018

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