Paloma Kouider, piano
Anna Göckel, violon
Louis Rodde, violoncelle

Recently awarded 2d Prize at the ARD International Competition in Munich (1st Prize not awarded), as well as three pecial prizes, the Trio Karénine was founded in 2009 by Anna Göckel, Louis Rodde and Paloma Kouider. A reunion of three literature enthusiasts' personalities, the trio has chosen to bear the name of Tolstoy's famous heroine for the vital impetus that lives in her.

First Prize of the 27th "Charles Hennen" International Chamber Music Competition (NL), laureate of the 5th "Joseph Haydn" International Chamber Music Competition (AT), laureate of the prestigious Banque Populaire grant, the Trio Karénine was unanimously awarded the "International Pro Musicis" Prize in Paris.

The members of the Trio Karenine graduated from Paris CNSM or Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot, and studied further individually with internationally well-known teachers in Leipzig,Vienna and Saarbrücken. They have already received teaching and support from major chamber music artists, such as the members of the Ysaÿe Quartet in Paris, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Jean-Claude Pennetier, the Wanderer Trio, Hatto Beyerle... The Trio was "Guest Ensemble" in the Académie Musique à Flaine, in the "Académie Musicale de Villecroze", as well as the "Académie Internationale du musique Maurice Ravel", where he was awarded the Rotary club's Prize. The Trio Karenine was also named "ECMA Ensemble" by the European Chamber Music Academy.

Current and upcoming highlights include concerts in London's Wigmore Hall, Paris' Salle Pleyel, Cortot and Auditorium du Louvre, Montreal's Musée des Beaux-Arts, Venice's Palazzetto Bru Zane, Vienna's Schönbrunn Theater, Hamburg's Laeishalle, Münich's Prinzregentheater and Herkulessaal, Lille's "Nouveau Siècle", Lyon's "Salle Molière", Roque d'Anthéron Festival, Folles Journées in Tokyo… The Neue Philharmonie of Westphalie invited the trio for a tour to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto in 2015.

Interested by musical innovation, the Trio Karénine regularly plays works by Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Werner Henze, Granciane Finzi… Benoît Menut dedicated to him his second trio, "Les Allées Sombres", named after an Ivan Bounine's short-story. The trio was also awarded the special prize for the best interpretation of Fazil Say's "Space Jump" at the ARD competition.

The Trio is regularly invited to participate in radio broadcasts for France Musique. His concerts has been broadcasted on the Austrian (ORF), Dutch (Radio 4) and German radios (BR).

The trio is holding a residence at the "Singer-Polignac Foundation" in Paris. They receive the support of the « Culture and Music Foundation », in collaboration with the "Fondation de France".

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"TRIO KARÉNINE : CONVAINCANT & SINCÈRE" – Concert on 15 October 2014
2014-10-17, Salle Bourgie – Montréal
( / Benoit Bergeron)
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