Karolína Františová, piano
Filip Zaykov, violin
Vilém Petras, cello
The trio has won several national and international competitions, for example Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award in Lugano, Coop Music Awards in Cremona, Concorso Musicale “Marcello Pontillo” in Firenze, Kiejstut Bacewicz Competition in Lodz, Concorso “Massimiliano Antonelli” in Latina and Bohuslav Martinů Competition in Prague, where they also gained the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the work by Martinů.
Recently, Trio Incendio took 2nd prize at the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar while the 1st prize was not awarded.
The trio is a member ensemble of the European Chamber Music Academy, which gives the ensemble an opportunity of working regularly with distinguished artists and professors such as Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Julius Berger, Alexander Lonquich, Karla Haltenwanger, Avedis Koyoumdjian, Marianna Shirinyan, Boris Berman, Itamar Golan, Jan Talich and Petr Prause, Vida Vujić, Patrick Jüdt, Minna Pensola, Dirk Mommertz or Hyung-ki Joo. In 2019, Trio Incendio was also invited to join the Le Dimore Del Quartetto organisation.
Trio Incendio took part in a masterclass with Rainer Schmidt and had two sessions of public masterclasses with Alfred Brendel on Piano Trios by Schubert in Rudolfinum in Prague. One of the masterclasses on the Trio No. 1 has been released on a DVD by the Supraphon label.
Trio Incendio participates regularly in the International Summer Academy in Reichenau,organized by the University of Music in Vienna. At the academy, they were awarded the Wiener Klassik Prize, Bohuslav Martinů Prize and AHUV Prize for the best interpretation of Czech contemporary music. The trio also got the Chamber Music Prize for the best ensemble of the academy and the Audience Award.
Trio Incendio performs both in the Czech Republic and abroad. The young ensemble has already given concerts in some of the most important European venues such as Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall or Rudolfinum in Prague and has been invited to festivals like Ticino Musica or the chamber music season of the Prague Spring Festival. This year’s highlights include the debuts of the trio at the Davos Festival and Ohrid Summer Festival.