Le Dimore del Quartetto


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Maria Tió Garcia, violin
Ferran Bardolet Rifà, cello
Ricard Rovirosa Cabré, piano

The Tempus Trio was founded with the desire to explore the great repertoire for piano trio and, at the same time, to seek a contemporary dialogue to continue developing their ensemble’s literature.

Critics have described them as one of the most promising of its generation, achieving important successes in various international competitions; they have been awarded the first prize of the International Music Competition ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ in Brussels, the Platinum Medal (First Prize) of the ‘WPTA Singapore International Music Competition’, the Silver Medal of the ‘2nd Vienna International Competition’, the special prize of the ‘BBVA Chamber Music Competition’ and the third prize of the ‘Rising Stars International Competition Berlin’. In 2023 they won the first prize ex-aequo at the international competition “Città di Padova” and the first prize at the “Petrichor International Competition” in New York, USA.

The ensemble will be the first piano trio to have completed a master’s degree at the prestigious Mozarteum University of Salzburg in March 2024 and has been guided by Professor Cibrán Sierra Vázquez, violinist of the Quiroga Quartet. They are regularly invited by the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA, Vienna) and they are selected to join the artistic network “Le Dimore del Quartetto” (Milan).

Their professional career encompasses a versatile facet that has taken them to important festivals and masterclasses in the European concert scene. They were “Artistas en Ruta” (Artists en route) as the AiE foundation (Artists and Players of Spain) selected them during the 20/21 season. Presently, they are enjoying an artistic residency at JMM (Moià’s Musical Youth Association, Spain).
Furthermore, the trio are celebrating their fifth anniversary this season, which will include many concerts in Spain, Holland and Italy and they will represent the Universität Mozarteum at the Musical Chairs Festival in Montreal, Canada.

Maria Tío Garcia plays the violin Wiltrud Fauler 2020
Ferran Bardolet Rifá plays the cello German School 1850

Ph. Sergi Panizo



FERRAN BARDOLET, Cello (German school, 1850) 

Bachelor of Music – ESMUC, Barcelona
Advanced programme – Escuela Reina Sofía Madrid
Master of Kammermusik – HochschuleHannover
Master of Arts, Kammermusik Klaviertrio – Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg

1st cello –  Salzburg Chamber Soloists
1st cello – Philharmonie Salzburg
1st cello – Orquesta Victoria de Los Ángeles

MARIA TÍO, Violin (Wiltrud Fauler, 2020)

Bachelor of Music – ESMUC, Barcelona
Bachelor of Arts, Violine Konzertfach – Univ. Mozarteum
Master of Arts, Violine Konzertfach – Univ. Mozarteum
Master of Arts, Kammermusik Klaviertrio –
Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg

Concertmaster – Philharmonie Salzburg
Artist in residence – Yehudi Menuhin Foundation of Brussels
Concertmaster – Orquesta Victoria de los Ángeles


Bachelor of Music (HONS) Piano Performance – GSMD
Master of Performance, Guildhall Artist – GSMD
Master of Arts, Kammermusik Klaviertrio – Univ. Mozarteum
Doctor of Music. Piano Performance – Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Londres (GMSD)

1st prize – Oxford Music Festival
Debut CD as a solo artist in the recording studios of Abbey Road in London