Bonded by a musical consensus and shared vision, the Heathcliff Trio was founded in late 2020. Created from a decade-long collaboration between childhood friends Ashley Tong and Sebastian Kolin, who studied together at the Yehudi Menuhin School, they encountered Danish pianist, Jonathan Siahaan, upon completing their studies, whose resonating philosophy pronounced himself the final choice of a long-lasting search.
The Heathcliff Trio recently won 1st prize in the 9th International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition with two additional special prizes including the best interpretation of a piece by Brahms. The Trio recently made their debut at Wigmore Hall for the final concert of The Parkhouse Award International Competition for Chamber Music.
Despite their short existence, the Trio brings together their extensive individual experiences in chamber music, which include collaborations with artists including Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Kathryn Stott, Enrico Pace, and Barnabas Kelemen.
The Heathcliff Trio is currently based in Copenhagen under the guidance of Tim Frederiksen and has received further tutelage from Johannes Meissl, Caroline Palmer, Members of the Cuarteto Casals and Danish String Quartet, Magnus Ericsson, and Marianna Shirinyan. From Autumn 2022, the Trio will become members of the European Chamber Music Academy.
|Haydn||Piano Trio in A Major Hob. XV:35|
|Brahms||Trio in C minor Op. 101|
|Beethoven||Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”|
|Shostakovich||Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8 “Poeme”|