The Trio Chimera was formed in late 2021 and, since its creation, has attended the Hochschule der Künste in Bern, where they obtained a Master’s Degree in Chamber Music under the direction of Patrick Juedt, and the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona with the Quartetto di Cremona.
Additionally, they have perfected their art with Mischa Maisky, Amiram Ganz (Altenberg Trio Wien), Antonio Meneses (Beaux Arts Trio), Ivan Rabaglia (Trio di Parma), Pierpaolo Maurizzi, Eckart Runge (Artemis Quartet), and Clive Greensmith (Tokyo Quartet). The Trio was immediately selected to be part of the Le Dimore del Quartetto network.
In 2023, they were officially admitted to the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), after being invited to the Vilnius session, where they performed at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, and the Bern session. Thus, the group attends classes with Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Ernesto Molinari (Klangforum Wien), and Minna Pensola (Meta4 Quartet).
In 2022, they received the award for best Italian ensemble at the 2nd International Chamber Music Competition Filippo Nicosia in Faenza, also achieving the second prize at the 26th International G. Rospigliosi Competition.
In 2023, the Trio won first prize at the Lancaster International Piano Festival Competition (USA).
In less than two years, the group has performed in venues such as Spoleto, at the 66th Festival dei Due Mondi; Città di Castello, at the 55th Festival delle Nazioni; Vercelli, at the 25th Viotti Festival; Jesi, at the 23rd Pergolesi Spontini Festival; Genoa, at the 11th Evento Gems à la Paganini; Latina, during the International Music Campus, and finally in Budapest and Bölcske (Hungary).
The Trio has collaborated with Simone Gramaglia for a concert in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and with the AltreVoci Contemporary Music Ensemble for two concerts at the University of Arts in Tirana (Albania).
In December, the group will perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in Budapest, together with the MAV Symphony Orchestra.
Marta Ceretta, piano
Stefano Raccagni, violín
Giorgio Lucchini, cello
With the collaboration of:
Consolato Generale d’Italia, Barcelona
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Barcelona