With a cultural background encompassing Russia, Poland, Cyprus, Italy, Switzerland and the UK, it is hardly surprising that the Pirandello Trio has been described by the press as an ensemble with a "strong temperament” and praised for its "communicative sensitivity". It is quickly establishing itself as one of the most dynamic trio of its generation.
Trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Trio’s music-making stands out by its spontaneity, passion and creativity.
Their rich cultural heritage is reflected both in interpretations full of colours and nuances and in the trio’s repertoire, from the classical canon to Argentinean tangos and beyond.
The Pirandello Trio performs both in the UK and on the continent, and was invited in the prestigious concert series 'Great Interpreters' in Switzerland (Neuchâtel), in a concert that was very well received by public and critics alike.
Their début CD, dedicated to the music of Schumann, Shostakovitch and Piazzolla, has just been released on the Quartz Music label.
Litsa Levendis, violin
Having studied with Maciej Rakowsky at the Royal Northern College of Music, violinist Litsa Levendis regularly performs throughout the UK and on the continent.
She has recorded with several ensembles, including for the Decca, Universal and Virgin labels, and has been broadcasted on British and American radios, on UK television (Channel 4 notably) as well as on the Greek TV station PIK.
Now based in Manchester, she plays as soloist, chamber musician and leader of several ensembles (Talbot String Quartet amongst others) in recitals and concerts in such venues as the Lowry Theatre or the Whithworth Hall.
She is interested in a large spectrum of musical styles and genres, and in parallel with her career in the field of classical music she explores with interest those of Jazz, improvisation, Gypsy music and traditional Greek music, performing in such events as the Brighton World Music Festival.
Frédéric Steinbrüchel, cello
Cellist Frédéric Steinbrüchel's activities as a performer have taken him across the UK and Europe - France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Cyprus - whether playing concertos with orchestra, in recital with piano, or in various chamber music ensembles.
In the UK he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues of the country, including the Barbican, Purcell Room and Royal Albert Hall in London, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, the Anvil in Basingstoke and the Haden Freeman Concert Hall in Manchester.
Frédéric studied first at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he received a Bachelor of Music with Honours, before continuing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he completed a Master of Music in Performance. He has also taken part in the masterclasses of Ralph Kirshbaum, Julius Berger, Gary Hoffman and Jonathan Aasgaard.
Delphine Hensler, piano
Delphine’s latest engagements include performances at the Purcell Room in London, in Geneva in the Cour de l'Hôtel de Ville, and as part of the concert series "Les Grands Interprètes” in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
She is also the founder and director of the Geneva International Summer Festival & Academy of Music, which every year welcomes performers and students from the world over for two weeks of masterclasses, concerts and coaching.
Delphine Hensler began her musical studies in her native town of Geneva before starting her professional training at the RNCM in Manchester, where she first obtained a Bachelor of Music (with Honours) and then a Master of Music in performance, studying with Mark Ray and Dina Parakhina.
She also has had the opportunity of taking part in many masterclasses with, amongst others, Norma Fisher, Thomas Hecht, and Joan Havill.
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