Formed in 2009, the internationally award- winning Fournier Trio has rapidly established itself as one of the leading young chamber ensembles. 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.
Fournier Trio has given recitals at other major venues such as St John’s Smith Square in London, St David’s Hall in Cardiff and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Festival appearances including Bath International Music Festival, Newbury Spring Festival, Chichester Festivities, Dartington International Summer School, Trondheim International Music Festival (where they collaborated with Lawrence Power and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies), Brighton, Lamberhurst, and Devizes Festivals. The Trio toured Scotland extensively as part of their Tunnell Trust Award, and made their debuts across the Far East in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. They have performed live on BBC Radio 3, RTHK (Hong Kong), NRK (Norway) and KBS (South Korea).
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. Since 2011, the Trio has been Artist-in-Residence at Wolfson College, Oxford.
With a commitment to expand the piano trio repertoire, the Trio has premiered works by leading British composers such as Gary Carpenter, Hugh Wood, Timothy Salter and Daniel Kidane.
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.
‘[...] awesome but restrained technical ability and chamber-music antennae’
‘The fine Fournier Piano Trio’