Osiris Trio to teach master's specialisation in Piano Trio at Conservatorium van Amsterdam

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As of September 2014, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam offers a new specialisation in Piano Trio to Classical master's degree students. The principal subject teachers will be pianist Ellen Corver, violinist Peter Brunt and cellist Larissa Groeneveld, who together form the Osiris Trio.

Sven Arne Tepl, Associate Director and Head of Classical Music: 'We are very proud to have one of the most promiment ensembles in the Netherlands join our teaching staff. These three musicians know like no other how to prepare young ensembles for the professional field.'
It is the second ensemble specialisation in the Classical master's degree programme: previously the CvA developed in collaboration with the Netherlands String Quartet Academy a master's degree programme for string quartets.

Since its formation in 1988, the Osiris Trio has made an impressive international career. The trio won various prestigious prizes and performed the world over, in all major concert halls in cities such as Cologne, London, Vienna, Stockholm, Birmingham, and Carnegie Hall, NewYork. The repertoire ranges from Haydn piano trio's to works by contemporary composers, many of which were commissioned by the trio. In this way composers such as  Klaas de Vries,Willem Jeths, Theo Verbey , Maarten van Norden, Jan van Vlijmen and Robert Nasveld have made important contributions to the piano trio repertoire.