Bohemia by Trio Helios

Friday 11 October 2024 at 7pm

Programme : Smetana, Fibich, Novak

The Trio :

  • Alexis Gournel piano
  • Eva Zavaro violin
  • Raphaël Jouan cello


The Helios Trio was born in 2014 out of a shared passion among three friends for the varied world of the piano trio repertoire. Camille Fonteneau (violin), Raphaël Jouan (cello) and Alexis Gournel (piano) created an ensemble that has established itself over the years on French and international stages.
He performs in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Salle Cortot and the Phoenix Hall in Osaka, and is a regular guest at festivals such as the Festival d'Auvers-sur-Oise, the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, the Festival International de Violoncelle de Beauvais, the Festival des Arcs, the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, the Pianissimes, the Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron and the Folle Journée in Nantes, Warsaw and Tokyo. He has performed Beethoven's Triple Concerto on several occasions in Paris, Rennes and Lyon, and will soon be appearing at the Arsenal de Metz.
The Trio Hélios has won numerous international competitions, including second prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition (2019), second prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition (2018), the Kammermusikpreis at the ISA Festival in Reichenau, Austria (2019), and the Franz Liszt Special Prize at the Joseph Joachim Competition in Weimar (2019) ... 

"D'un matin de printemps", their debut album featuring works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Lili Boulanger, has just been released on the Mirare label. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMD) in the classes of Claire Désert, Itamar Golan and François Salque, the Trio Hélios regularly benefits from the advice of such luminaries as the Trio Wanderer, the Ebène, Talich and Modigliani quartets, Emmanuel Strosser and Gary Hoffmann. Since 2018, it has also been selected as an ECMA Ensemble - European Chamber Music Academy - enabling it to perfect its skills throughout Europe with teachers such as Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Patrick Jüdt and Avedis.
The Trio Hélios is supported by the Fondation Safran and the Fondation l'Or du Rhin, and is represented by Agence Claire Laballery. It has also just entered a residency at the Fondation Singer-Polignac. Raphaël plays a cello by Frank Ravatin from 2020.

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