Trio con Brio Copenhagen will be celebrating its Twenty-Year Jubilee Season in 2019. During the past twenty years, the Trio has performed more than 1,400 concerts on four continents. We will be celebrating with them on February 10, 2019.
Trio con Brio is an award winning piano trio based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in Vienna in 1999. Winning the most prestigious award at the German ARD International Music Competition in 2002, brought the Trio into the spotlight. They continued to win awards at competitions and festivals around the world. This made it possible for the Trio to receive concert and recording engagements, and thus, bring their gorgeous music to people everywhere. The artists are: Jens Elvekjaer, a Steinway Artist, Soo-Jin Hong, plays a Guarneri violin, and Soo-Kyung Hong plays an Amati cello.
Trio con Brio has accrued volumes of critical acclaim. AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE - “One of the greatest performances of Chamber Music I've ever encountered...What stands out from this ensemble is the range of tone and sound... They command an amazing range of timbres. Melodies sing with aching sweetness, seduce with wild eroticism or haunt with impenetrable mystery.”
THE STRAD – UK “From the first note, Trio con Brio Copenhagen exudes class...both explosive and exquisitely intimate, aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache.”
Korean violinist Soo-Jin Hong was born in Seoul and studied with Dora Schwarzberg, Mihaela Martin and the Alban Berg Quartet. At present she lives in Copenhagen where she is the concertmaster of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
Soo-Kyung Hong was born in Seoul and moved to Vienna at the age of 14. She studied with Angelica May, Frans Helmerson and the Alban Berg Quartet and received excellent musical guidance from Ferenc Rados in Budapest and Ralph Kirshbaum in London.
Elvekjær studied in Århus, Denmark; Cologne, Germany; and in the Vienna Conservatory and Salzburg Mozarteum, Austria. His teachers included John Damgaard, K.H. Kämmerling, Leonid Brumberg, Lazar Berman, Ferenc Rados, and the Alban Berg Quartett.