trio tempestoso: our story

Trio Tempestoso, formed in Graz in 2017, quickly gained their reputation as the winners of the Boris Pergamenschikow Award 2019 in Berlin. 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".

In 2022 the Trio was awarded "Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize" for the interpretation of contemporary music. The prize winner's concert will take place on the 27th of June 2022 at the Konzerthaus Berlin.


The members of Trio Tempestoso are young Slovenian musicians: accordionist Sanja Mlinarič, clarinetist Andraž Golob and cellist Urban Megušar. Their repertoire consists of original compositions, written for the unique combination of instruments, as well as well-thought-out arrangements defined by a seemingly orchestral sound of the ensemble. The young musicians have been performing in concert halls throughout Europe, most recently their performances have been broadcasted by Austrian Radio Ö1 and Radio Slovenia.

The highlights of the upcoming season include a debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Musikverein Graz, Unerhörte Musik (Berlin) and collaboration with Slovenian section of ISCM.

The trio was formed at the University for Music and performing Arts in Graz, Austria - the musicians had the privilege to work with Janne Rättyä, Gerald Pachinger, Julian Arp, and Martin Rainer.

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".