Trio Gaon was formed in 2013, with the idea of bringing together musicians with very different cultural and professional backgrounds who share a common musical vision. The word Gaon, which in Korean (가 온) means both “centre of the world” and “generating warmth”, is a metaphor for the musicians’ aspiration to make the musical work the “centre of the world” at each concert, generating warmth and energy.
The members of the Trio, who graduated from the Munich Academy of Music and Performing Arts and continued to perfect their skills together, each hold important soloist and educational roles. They have been recognised by some of the most important international chamber music competitions, winning the “Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition” in Vienna and the “Kulturkreis Gasteig Musikpreis” in Munich, amongst others.
With a unanimous decision from judges, Trio Gaon took first place at the 18th International “Premio Trio” of Trieste, also receiving two special awards. They came second in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, winning all of the special awards. They perform regularly in Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and South Korea, taking their vast repertoire to the most prestigious concert halls, from the Seoul Arts Centre to the Salle Cortot in Paris.
Along with the extraordinary soloistic capabilities of the three players, one was also astounded by their highly refined sense for transparency and balance of sound, as well as by the presence of that very spirit of what playing chamber music together can mean.
Harald Eggebrecht, Suddeutsche Zeitung
JOHANNES BRAHMS (Amburgo 1833 – Vienna 1897)
Scherzo in mi bemolle minore, op. 4
Trio n. 2 in do maggiore, op. 87
- Thema mit variationen - Andante con moto
- Scherzo. Presto (do minore) e Trio: Poco meno presto
- Finale. Allegro giocoso
MAURICE RAVEL (Ciboure, 1875 – Parigi, 1937)
Jeux d'eau, M. 30
Trio in la minore
- Pantoum. Assez vite
- Passacaille. Très large
- Final. Animé