Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Trio Rafale_SWAAC 2014_UK tour_oct

The Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert Series 2014 saw Trio Rafale - Maki Wiederkehr (piano), Daniel Meller (violin) and Flurin Cuonz (violoncello) - play to enthusiastic audiences at Wigmore Hall in London, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and the Ulster Bank Festival at Queen’s in Belfast. The concert programme, including Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor and Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 2, was not just a vehicle for this outstanding Trio but also offered an opportunity to hear a work by Swiss composer Jannick Giger: “Caprice”, commissioned by Trio Rafale, was almost brand new. The young Trio was described as “an exceptionally gifted group of players who play as an entity, reflecting one another’s individuality within a group mentality”.