Described by Bernard Greenhouse as the ‘New Beaux Arts Trio’, Greenwich Trio comprises Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšek, Canadian cellist Heather Tuach – who replaced original cellist Stjepan Hauser in 2006 – and Japanese pianist Yoko Misumi. Since its formation in 2006, the group has won numerous prizes in the UK, Belgium and Italy, including the Solti Foundation and Tunnell Trust Awards, and the first prize of the Beethoven Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition. Greenwich Trio has been mentored by some of the greatest names in chamber music such as Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartett, Guarneri Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Trio Fontenay, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Ivry Gitlis, Stephen Kovacevich, Ralf Gothóni, Arnold Steinhardt, Valentin Erben and Eberhardt Feltz. Greenwich Trio has performed at renowned international festi- vals including Festival Internacional de Santander, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Festival Estoril Lisboa, Cheltenham Music Festival, Rye Arts Festival and The Bath Festival. The ensemble made its debut in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 2009 and also appeared during the opening festival of London’s Kings Place in 2008. They gave a series of concerts in Madrid’s Royal Palaces organized by Patrimonio Nacional. Greenwich Trio has released recordings of Brahms for Linn Records, Beethoven and Mendelssohn piano trios for Meridian Records and Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio for Hedone Records.
A student of Ruggiero Ricci, violinist Lana Trotovšek has won admi-
ration for her expressive playing and unique musicality. Since her solo debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2012, Trotovšek has appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras and musicians, such as the Moscow Soloists, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Maxim Rysanov, Yuri Bashmet, Gianandrea Noseda, Rafael Payare and Vasily Petrenko.
Other highlights includes a performance of one of Wieniawski’s violin concertos with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Deirdre Gribbin’s violin concerto Venus Blazing with the Ulster Orchestra broadcast by BBC Radio 3, a premiere of Hugo Wolf’s violin concerto, Mendelssohn’s violin concerto with the RTS Symphony Orchestra in the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Tan Dun violin concerto with Tan Dun and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Brahms violin concerto with Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, recitals at Wigmore Hall and the
performance with pianist Maria Canyigueral of all ten Beethoven violin sonatas in three consecutive days at the Festival Ljubljana. Trotovšek has been a guest at renowned international festivals including Rheingau, Aix-en-Provence, Festival Internacional de Santander and Aldeburgh. She was the recipient of the 2021 Prešeren Fund Award of the Republic of Slovenia.
Trotovšek recorded for Meridian records, SOMM recordings, ZKP RTV Slovenia, Toccata Classics, Signum, Champs Hill records and Hedone Records.
She plays Antonio Dalla Costa violin made in 1750.
Heather Tuach studied cello at Memorial University of Newfoundland, with Antonio Lysy at McGill University, at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland, and with Colin Carr at Stony Brook University in New York. With the Fitzwilliam String Quartet she has performed throughout the UK, and toured North America, Europe and South Africa. In 2018, Tuach joined Greenwich Trio.
Tuach made her Carnegie Hall recital debut with pianist Patil Harboyan in 2015. She has recorded for Linn, Divine Art, Métier and Hedone Records.
Her Linn recording of Bruckner Quintet and Quartet with Fitzwilliam
String Quartet received five stars in the BBC Music Magazine and was nominated for the 2016 Gramophone Award. Tuach has made a number of videos for ‘The Cello Corner’ YouTube channel. She is most proud of videos of three commissioned solo cello works: Laude, Stone and Bird, written by British composer
Marcus Barcham Stevens. Her cello, a Goffriller copy, was made by Yorkshire luthier Roger Hansell.
Born in Kyoto to a musical family, pianist Yoko Misumi studied at
Kyoto Horikawa Music High School under Kazuyo Baba. She was mentored by the internationally acclaimed pianist Martino Tirimo, and completed her Master degree at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Caroline Palmer, Eugene Asti and Gordon Back. Misumi has appeared in major concert halls and festivals such as Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw, Rheingau Musik Festival,
Festival Ljubljana, Kyoto Concert Hall, Yokohama Minatomirai Hall, Kings Place, Barbican Centre, Milton Court Concert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square and Adrian Boult Hall. She made her Chopin piano concerto debut with acclaimed conductor James Judd, and performed in China and Japan with Lana Trotovšek.
Misumi has released an album with Lana Trotovšek and Stjepan
Hauser on Meridian Records, and with Boris Bizjak and Marko Zupan for Hedone Records.
Her collaboration with clarinetist Leslie Craven led them to record
a Romantic trios album with Hauser, which was nominated for a BBC MusicMagazine award and given five stars in the magazine.