The Raffaello Trio was established in 2008 at the prestigious school of the Tchaikovsky Trio and of the Trieste Trio at the Chigiana Academy.
It is the result of a solid chamber tradition combined with a collection of important and significant experiences that the three members of the trio have developed over the years, in intense concert activity, often side by side with great names of international concert music. In the Spring of 2012 the Trio presented itself to the great audience, performing for the prestigious music series by Radio Tre “I Concerti del Quirinale”, in a live radio programme broadcast all over Europe.
The three musicians have been invited to perform in important institutions and festivals, such as the S. Cecilia National Academy in Rome, “La Fenice” Theatre in Venice, the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, the Festival Casals and the Festival Grec of Barcelona, the ‘Festival dei Due Mondi’ of Spoleto, the Festival of Portogruaro, the Orlando Festival (Holland), the Neuschwanstein Festival (Germany), the Quartet of Milan Society, the Quarte of Bergamo Society, the ‘La Sapienza Concert University Institution’ in Rome, the Catholic University of Rome.
They have also been invited to take part in chamber joined performances with prestigious musicians and groups such as Myung-Whun Chung, Alexander Lonquich, Mario Brunello, Konstantin Bogino, the “Prometeo” Quartet D.Geringas, Michele Campanella, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Shana Downes, Boris Petruchansky, and so forth.
They won prizes in national and international competitions, both as soloists and chamber musicians. They have made numerous recordings for Stradivarius, La Bottega Discantica, Nuova Era, Ricordi, Edipan, Bongiovanni, as well as recordings for RAI and Radio Nacional de España.
In 2010 the Raffaello Trio’s first CD was released by “La Bottega Discantica”, including the trios by A. Dvorak and B. Smetana. The recording was reviewed as follows by the prestigious Music magazine: “Discantica entrusts to the young Raffaello Trio an entirely bohemian programme… a bet on a chamber formation of highest level. Besides the courage of undertaking two masterpieces of great renown… in favour of the Raffaello Trio prove outstanding performance quality and sensitivity towards this fascinating musical world.”