Trio Tempestoso is a young and refreshing chamber music formation praised for the convincing expressive interpretations of classical and contemporary music.
The surprising width of the trios’ repertoire invites the listeners to dive into the sonorities of their unique instrumentation ever anew; be it in the compositions of J. Haydn, M. Ravel, I. Stravinsky, … or in the music of modern-day composers.
Ever since the beginning the musicians have been working closely with composers with a goal of growing quality literature for the uncommon combination of instruments.
The members of the trio are Slovenian musicians: clarinetist Andraž Golob (Bass clarinetist, Berliner Philharmoniker), accordionist Sanja Mlinarič and cellist Urban Megušar. The young musicians have been performing on festivals and in concert halls throughout Europe: in 2022 they played a debut concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin, in 2023 they performed at Musikverein Graz, a couple of years earlier they already played at the Slovenian Philharmonic. The performances of Trio Tempestoso have been broadcasted by the German “Deutschlandfunk”, Austrian Radio “Ö1”, Radio Slovenia and Radio New Zealand.
In 2022 they were awarded “Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize” for the interpretation of contemporary music.
In 2019 they were awarded the “Boris Pergamenschikow Prize”. The jury of one of the largest and most prestigious competitions for contemporary music, held every three years under the honorary patronage of Mrs. Tatjana Pergamenschikow and Sir András Schiff, pointed out the "high-level instrumental interpretation" and wrote that with their "exciting performance" the musicians "combine the musical tradition with the spirit of the present and indicate the direction of the future".
The musicians first met in 2017 while studying at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria), where the trio had the privilege to work with Janne Rättyä, Gerald Pachinger and Julian Arp.
Trio Tempestoso is currently based in Berlin, where they study Chamber Music Masters with Professor Martin Spangenberg at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.
The musicians are thankful for the kind support of "Stadt Graz", "Fromm Foundation - Harvard University" and "RVW Trust".