Trio Messiaen

David Petrlik, violin, Volodia Van Keulen, cello
Théo Fouchenneret, piano

It is through the meeting of three young soloists that the Trio Messiaen was born in 2014.

All three graduated of the CNSM in Paris and winners of prestigious competitions (Jascha Heifetz competition, Felix Mendelssohn competition, Rodolfo Lipizer contest, competition of the societa umanitaria di Milano and Gabriel Fauré contest), they unite their musical personalities at the service of this joint project sealed by a friendship born between the walls of the Conservatoire.

The Trio Messiaen is thrown on the international stage after winning in 2018 – unanimously with congratulations from the jury – the 1st Prize of the International Chamber Music Competition of Lyon, as well as 5 special prizes.

Already acclaimed and distinguished by the media, the Trio Messiaen performs among others at the festivals de la Roque d’Anthéron, Deauville, Bélaye, Povoa de Varzim, at the Folles Journées in Nantes and Tokyo, at La Folle Nuit de Grenoble, and is the guest of France Musique for the show Plaisir du Quatuor hosted by Stéphane Goldet.

Accomplices since their debut with the clarinetist Raphaël Sévère, they approach together the repertoire of the quartet in “Messiaen formation” of which the famous Quartet for the end of time is the masterpiece.

The first recording in this formation has been released in 2018 (Mirare) and is naturally devoted to Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and Thomas Adès’s Court Studies from the Tempest.

The Trio Messiaen has been in residence since 2014 at the Singer-Polignac Foundation.