Trio No. 1 by Rachmaninoff
Trio No. 2 by Schubert
The METRAL Trio
"The Metral Trio has all the qualities of a great chamber music ensemble. A fine career
which allows them to rub shoulders with some of the most famous names in the field.
The Metral Trio, originally formed by a group of musical siblings, now brings together the pianist
Victor Metral, founder of the trio, cellist Laure Hélène Michel and violinist Nathan Mierdl.
Laure Hélène succeeds Justine Metral and joins the adventure after a first experience
family trio. Nathan, recently appointed concertmaster of the Orchestre Philharmonique de RadioFrance, is the newcomer. These three young concert performers are united in a single spirit,
devote themselves to their passion for the great chamber music repertoire. With their enthusiasm
In their rhythm, they transport their audience into a world of passion, virtuosity and sensitivity. Their journey, in
Trio as well as individually, has won numerous awards: more than fifteen,
including the First Prize as well as the Audience Prize and the Prize for the best performance of the Trios of
Haydn Competition in Vienna in 2017.
A first recording of Mendelssohn's two trios, very warmly received by the critics and the critics' press.
complimented by pianist Martha Argerich, is published by Aparté. The second opus, recorded at
the Arsenal in Metz, brings together the Shostakovich Trios and the Weinberg Trio, and marks the beginning of
a collaboration with the La Dolce Volta label. This CD has also been praised in numerous
magazines including Diapason, Classica, the Strad, the violin channel, the classical review, Monde, etc.
The Trio Metral regularly appears on the radio, notably on France Musique, and takes part in the
Classic Club" by Lionel Esparza, "Générations Jeunes Interprètes" by Gaëlle Le
Gallic, "Générations France Musique, le live" by Clément Rochefort and "la matinale" by Saskia de
Ville. Their concert at Les Invalides was broadcast on Radio Classique.
Trained at the Conservatoires Supérieurs de Paris and Lyon, they are respectively students of Yvan
Chiffoleau (cello), Roland Daugareil (violin), and Michel Dalberto (piano).
Together, they studied with Claire Désert, Amy Flammer, Yovan Markovitch ("Their
instrumental level and their respective talents command admiration, but even more than that, their
profound artistic research, going to the very heart of the human, emotional and spiritual message.
is particularly touching"), and François Salque, in whose class they completed their Masters at the
CNSM de Paris, then obtained a doctorate in concert performance under the tutelage of Michel Dalberto, for
The Trio has all the qualities of a great ensemble. A fine career that allows them to rub shoulders
the most famous ensembles of the genre". The group also receives advice from the Quatuor Belcea and
by Gary Hoffman, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Johannes Meissl, Alfred Brendel,
as part of the European Chamber Music Academy at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth and of
ProQuartet - of which he is successively a member and resident. He also takes part in the master-classes
the Trio Wanderer, the Quatuor Ysaÿe, the Quatuor Ebène and Renaud Capuçon (at the Festival de Paris).
Radio-France in Montpellier and the Mozartfest in Würzburg).
He performed at the Cité de la Musique in Paris in Beethoven's Triple Concerto conducted by
by Philippe Aïche, at the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the
Folles journées de Nantes and as part of the Académie du Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron, at the
Festival Pablo Casals, the Rencontres artistiques de Bel-Air and the "Jeunes Talents" Festival in Paris.
They have been heard at the "Musicales de l'Orangerie" and the "Nuits Romantiques" Festivals, at
Besançon and Sully sur Loire. They are also part of the Concerts de Poches family,
organised by Gisèle Magnan.
The Trio Metral is regularly invited to play in Italy (Turin, Florence, Milan, Rovereto) and abroad.
in various European countries (Vilnius, Belgium's Festival de l'été Mosan, Morocco and the United Kingdom).
United Kingdom - a recital at Piano in Oxford, at the invitation of Alfred Brendel and Menahem Pressler).
They also took part in Jean-François Zygel's famous "music lesson" and performed at
the Queen Elisabeth Chapel in Belgium as a resident.
Winners of the Fondation Banque Populaire, the Metral Trio are in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac.
They are currently preparing their new recording, this time dedicated to French music, from
Trios by Ravel and Chausson. To be published in 2023 by La Dolce Volta.