Greenwich Trio members are Slovenian violinist Lana Trotovšek, Canadian cellist Heather Tuach and Japanese pianist Yoko Misumi. The Trio has been described by Bernard Greenhouse as the "New Beaux Arts Trio.” It was formed in 2006 originally with cellist Stjepan Hauser.
They won a number of 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 was lucky to receive mentorship from legendary names in chamber music including Amadeus Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Beaux Arts Trio, Trio Fontenay, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Ivry Gitlis, Stephen Kovacevich, Ralf Gothoni, Arnold Steinhardt, Valentin Erben and Eberhardt Feltz.
Greenwich Trio has performed at renowned international festivals including Festival International de Santander, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festival Ljubljana, Festival Estoril, Cheltenham Music Festival, Rye Arts Festival, Chipping Campden, Bath Festival and has performed L. van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with conductor Barry Wordsworth. Notable venues include a debut in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw in 2009 and a performance during the opening festival of London’s Kings Place in 2008. They have also performed a series of concerts in Royal Palaces in Madrid under “Patrimonio Nacional” represented by the Royal Family of Spain. Greenwich Trio released recordings of Beethoven and Mendelssohn piano trios under Meridian Records and Shostakovich Piano Trios independently.
For the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Greenwich Trio is embarking on a recording of the complete Brahms Trios. The sessions will take place at Menuhin Hall in London.
Since her debut with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2012, Lana Trotovsek appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras. She performed Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda, and Tchaikovsky violin concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Payare and Mendelssohn violin concerto in the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre. Over the past few years Lana has given a number of recitals at the Wigmore Hall. She has performed concertos with Tan Dun and Orchestra Teatro Verdi, the Shanghai and Slovenian Philharmonic, as well as Uros Lajovic and the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia under George Pehlivanian, the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, where she was described as “an emerging voice to watch” by Philadelphia Inquirer. Lana has performed double violin concertos with Sergey Krylov and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra on a number of occasions and was touring with John Malkovich and I Solisti Aquilani, performing Bach’s A minor violin concerto in festivals Emilia Romagna, Ljubljana, and Mittelfest. In 2020 Trotovšek performed Deirdre Gribbin's Violin Concerto "Venus Blazing" with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast for BBC 3 New Music Show, premiered Hugo Wolf's Violin Concerto in Villach, Austria with Dissonance Ensemble and performed the complete Beethoven violin sonatas with pianist Maria Canyigueral at Festival Ljubljana. Lana is the recipient of Prešeren Fund Award 2021, the highest recognition in the Republic of Slovenia for achievements in the field of artistic creation. She plays a 1750 Pietro Antonio dalla Costa violin.
Cellist Heather Tuach has appeared at major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and Kings Place and has made recordings for Linn Records and Divine Art Records. Heather joined the Greenwich Trio in 2018 and previously was a member of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. With the Fitzwilliam, Heather toured North America, Europe and South Africa; She appeared live on BBC Radio 3's ‘In Tune’ and was in residence at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.
Heather can be heard on a number of recordings including Bruckner String Quartet and Quintet (Linn Records, 2015), which received 5/5 stars from BBC Music Magazine. Her recording with pianist Patil Harboyan, Music from Armenia for Cello and Piano (Divine Art Records, 2014), has been called ‘A delightful disc of discoveries’ (Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone Magazine). In 2015, the duo performed Music from Armenia at Carnegie Hall, New York. Heather most recently recorded Intricate Web (Metier, 2017), which includes the solo cello suite, "Reflections of an Eccentric English Artist," by British composer Liz Johnson. She has since performed the Suite in concerts in Birmingham, UK and Newfoundland, Canada.
Heather also recorded Liz Johnson's Cello Suite: Reflections Dances and Fantasias, which appears on Intricate Web (Metier, 2017). Heather is a trustee of The Susanne Beer Cello Corner Foundation, which supports young cellists through instrument loans and more.
Born in Kyoto to a musical family, Yoko Misumi started her piano lessons as a young child, showing her talent and musicianship at a very early age. At 14 she was a prize winner of the Kyoto Piano Competition. After graduating from the Kyoto Music High School, she moved to London to continue her studies with Nina Sereda and Martino Tirimo.
As a soloist, Yoko has collaborated with conductors such as James Judd and Barry Wordsworth. She has performed in the Kyoto Concert Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Adrian Boult Hall. She has participated in master classes with Stephen Kovacevich, Menahem Pressler, Bernard Greenhouse, Dietrich Banhoeffer, Neal Larrabee, Elisabeth Dvorak-Weissmar, Kiri Te Kanawa, Ralph Kirshbaum, Rivka Golani, William Aide, Norma Fischer and Dmitri Alexeev.
Yoko is the recipient of several prizes and awards, among them the First Prize of the John Longmire Beethoven Competition, Second Prize of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate competition. As a chamber musician and accompanist, Yoko has performed in Japan, New Zealand, USA and Europe and has recorded for Meridian, Hedone and Denmore records.