Many of history's greatest composers wrote brilliant works for the formation, yet the String Trio remains an underestimated and neglected form of chamber music. High demands are placed on each member of this democratically organised group of 3: strong solistic skills coupled with a great sensitivity to balance, and a highly individual approach to sound, expression and dramaturgy. Another appealing aspect of the formation string trio is to discover and work on great pieces of music that have not yet found their way into the regular programming routine of major international concert halls.
One of the Darian Trio's main focuses is on music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works written by living Austrian composers. The trio's approach to programming combines Baroque, Classical and Romantic masterworks with lesser known works by composers of all musical eras.
A shared passion for and a desire to share the masterpieces of the string trio repertoire was the inspiration behind the formation of the Darian Trio in 2012. Anaïs Tamisier (violin), Kimi Makino (viola) and Alison Frilingos (cello) are based in Vienna, Austria and play in the Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, the Wiener Kammerorchester and as guest players in many other renowned ensembles such as Klangforum Wien and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Important musical impulses for the group have included studies with Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartett, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien), Erich Höbarth (Quatuor Mosaïques, Concentus Musicus) and Ferenc Rados. The Darian Trio were prizewinners at the international Pro Musicis Competition in Paris in 2012. After a successful audition in October 2013, the trio was granted entry into the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy.
Darian is an ancient Persian name meaning „upholder of the good".