Trio Orelon awarded 1st prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Trio Orelon © Anna Fiolka

At the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Trio Orelon with Eisler alumnus and pianist Marco Sanna won the A$22,500 1st Prize and the Barry Jones Commission Performance Prize in the piano trio category. The Melbourne competition is one of the most important international chamber music competitions; most recently in 2018, Trio Marvin with Eisler alumna and violinist Marina Grauman won the Grand Prize and 1st Prize for Piano Trio.

Trio Orelon with Judith Stapf (violin), Arnau Rovira Bascompte (cello) and Marco Sanna (piano) has already enjoyed international success. It was artistically supervised by Prof. Jonathan Aner at the Centre for Chamber Music at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, and since 2022 it has been studying with Prof. Thomas Hoppe at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Most recently, the trio won 2nd prize at the Pinerolo e Torino Città metropolitana International Chamber Music Competition in Italy in 2023 and 1st prize at the 11th Franz Schubert and Modern Music International Competition in Graz in 2022. 

Founded in Cologne in 2018, the piano Trio Orelon traces its name back to the Esperanto word "Orelon" for "ear" to symbolise the many aspects of hearing in music. Trio Orelon has performed in renowned concert halls throughout Europe, including the Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Berlin, Beethoven-Haus Bonn and Gewandhaus Leipzig.