Greenwich Trio brings together Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšek, Canadian cellist Heather Tuach, who has replaced original cellist Stjepan Hauser, and Japanese pianist Yoko Misumi. Since their formation in 2006, the ensemble has earned a distinguished reputation, garnering awards such as the Solti Foundation and Tunnell Trust Awards, as well as the top prize at the Beethoven Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition.
The Trio has been mentored by the Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartett, Guarneri Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Trio Fontenay, and legendary musicians such as Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Ivry Gitlis, Stephen Kovacevich, Ralf Gothóni, Arnold Steinhardt, Valentin Erben, and Eberhardt Feltz.
They captivated audiences at international festivals including the Festival Internacional de Santander, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Festival Estoril Lisboa, Cheltenham Music Festival, Rye Arts Festival, and The Bath Festival. They regularly perform at Conway Hall Sunday Concerts in London. Their journey also includes a debut at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in 2009 and a performance at the opening festival of London's Kings Place in 2008. Notably, they toured at Madrid's Royal Palaces, organised by Patrimonio Nacional.
Greenwich Trio has recorded Beethoven and Mendelssohn piano trios for Meridian Records, Beethoven's 'Archduke' Trio for Hedone Records, and most recently the complete Brahms Trios for Linn Records. For this most recent recording, Greenwich Trio achieved critical acclaim, receiving five stars from BBC Music Magazine, Classica, Diapason, and more. This recognition further emphasises their dedication to delivering exceptional performances that resonate with both critics and music lovers alike.
A student of Ruggiero Ricci, violinist Lana Trotovšek has won admiration 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 Records, Divine Art, Métier and Hedone Records.
Her Linn Records 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 Music Magazine award and given five stars in the magazine.