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Fournier Trio

Formed in 2009, the internationally award-winning Fournier Trio has
rapidly established itself as one of the leading young chamber ensembles
in the UK. Described by Classical Source as having "awesome but
restrained technical ability and chamber-music antennae", they were
winners of the prestigious 2013 Parkhouse Award at Wigmore Hall, finalists
at Hamburg in 2012 and were recipients of 2nd Prize and Audience Prize
at the 6th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2011.
The trio has made critically acclaimed debuts at both the Wigmore Hall and
Purcell Room in London and in 2012 embarked on its first European Tour
after their selection for 'New Masters on Tour' at the International
Holland Music Sessions, culminating with their debut at the Amsterdam
Concertgebouw.

The Trio made appearances at major UK festivals including the Bath Inter-
national Music Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Chichester Festivities,
Brighton, Lamberhurst and Devizes Festivals and toured Scotland
extensively as part of their Tunnell Trust Award. Abroad they made regular
visits to the Trondheim International Music Festival, in 2010 performing
Faure's Piano Quartet No.2 with Lawrence Power and in 2012 collaborating
with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in a performance of his Piano Trio in addition
to giving masterclasses. Last season their performances included three
major London recitals at St John's Smith Square, Purcell Room and Wigmore
Hall, a live performance for BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', and their first visit to
the Far East making debuts and masterclasses at Singapore's Yong Siew
Toh Conservatory 'Ones to Watch' Series, Hong Kong Academy for
Performing Arts, and the brand new Eslite Performance Hall in Taipei.

David Takeno has been a continuous influence on the Trio's development
since the formation of the ensemble. During the Trio's founding years they
were Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music
where they worked with renowned pedagogues Thomas Brandis, Christopher
Elton, Michael Dussek and Sung-Won Yang in addition to their duties as
mentors to student chamber groups. They have participated in masterclasses
by Ralph Kirshbaum, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Susan Tomes, Leif Ove Andsnes,
Daniel Hope and Martin Lovett. Since 2011 the Fournier Trio has been 'Artist-
in-Residence' at Oxford University's Wolfson College where they continue to
perform recitals and conduct masterclasses.

Committed to expand the piano trio repertoire, the Trio has premiered
new trios by leading British composers Gary Carpenter, Hugh Wood,
Timothy Salter and Daniel Kidane. This season the trio looks forward to
releasing two albums. The first for USK Recordings, which includes
Timothy Salter's Piano Trio alongside the Faure and Ravel Trios, and
the second with Resonus Classics featuring the Mendelssohn Piano Trios.

The Fournier Trio is grateful to Wolfson College Oxford University, Royal
Academy of Music, Kirckman Concert Society, Park Lane Group and
Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF for their generous support.