Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Trio Sōra
Piano Trio
BBT Fellowship 2020

Trio Sōra - Biography

The Trio Sōra is a very fine ensemble indeed. Their understanding of the composition, their listening of each other, their sensitive and lively music-making — all these have given me joy and pleasure.

Sir András Schiff

Pauline Chenais piano
Clémence de Forceville violin
Angèle Legasa cello

Regularly invited to perform in such venues as London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Bonn’s Beethoven-Haus, Verbier Festival, Philharmonie de Paris and Auditorium du Louvre and such festivals as Folle Journée de Nantes and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Trio Sōra is a charismatic ensemble recognised for its daring interpretations.

Winners of numerous awards — HSBC Laureate of the Académie du Festival d’Aixen-Provence (2017), Parkhouse Award (2017), Special Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy (2018) —, the Trio enjoys regular collaborations with great instrumentalists such as Mathieu Herzog, András Schiff, Menahem Pressler, Antonio Meneses, Andreas Keller, Tabea Zimmermann, the Quatuor Ebène and Artemis Quartet.

In Autumn 2020, the Trio Sōra will release its first CD of the complete Beethoven Piano Trios with Naïve Records. Their aim is to celebrate the composer’s humanity and tremendous modernity. The ensemble is also committed to promoting the work
of female composers and contemporary figures such as Dieter Ammann, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Camille Pépin, Wolfgang Rhim and Eric Tanguy.

The Trio Sōra is in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, Le Dimore Del Quartetto, ProQuartet-CEMC, and is supported by the Günther Caspar Stiftung, Spedidam, the Swiss Life Foundation and Adami.

Clémence de Forceville plays a Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin (1777) and Angèle Legasa a Giulio Cesare Gigli cello (1767), instruments generously loaned by the Fondation Boubo-Music.

Photographs by Astrid di Crollalanza