One night we were in Florence, walking by the river Arno and we discovered that Sheliak was right over our heads at that moment.

A star from the Lyrae constellation representing string instruments, Sheliak is for us the union between strings and piano.

Our paths have crossed in Florence in 2019. Since the beginning our guide has been Daniela De Santis, chamber music teacher at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini of Florence, and she is still an important reference for us.

One of our first accomplishments as a trio was being admitted to the prestigious Jeunesses Musicales International Chamber Music Campus in Weikersheim, that we attended two years in a row, working with members of Vogler Quartet, Cuarteto Casals, Heime Müller and Marianna Shirinyan.

Besides Florence, another significant place for us is the Stauffer Academy in Cremona, where we began studying with Quartetto di Cremona and we had the occasion to meet musicians such as Alfred Brendel, Eckart Runge and Kyril Zlotnikov. Thanks to this experience we were also selected to join the network of Le Dimore del Quartetto, which led us to play in concerts all over Italy.

After finishing our individual studies in Switzerland, we decided to remain here and attend two Chamber Music Masters: the Master Chamber Music at the Luzern Hochschule with Hiroko Sakagami and Isabelle van Keulen, and the Master Specialized Chamber Music at the Bern Hochschule with Patrick Jüdt.

Other special musicians that we met were Clive Greensmith at the Chigiana Academy and Hatto Beyerle, Ernesto Molinari, Karla Haltenwanger and Minna Pensola during the European Chamber Music Academy.

During the years we were awarded numerous prizes in international competitions, among which the prestigious Filippo Nicosia Chamber Music Award 2022, wich led us to appear in important websites and musical magazines, like The Violin Channel, The Strad and Archi Magazine.

Emanuele Brilli

violin

I grew up with the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole as my second home, the place that made me realise that music teaches life.

I then moved to Lugano to continue my studies with Klaidi Sahtçi, who passed on a great passion to me: I can still hear his advice in my ears when I study!

The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester Academy allowed me to meet great conductors and to participate in the Lucerne Festival, with an orchestra that welcomed me like family.

With the Trio, we began a wonderful journey in Lucerne and Berne, sharing life and passion for music, and so many kilometres!

Matilde Michelozzi

cello

I began my studies in Italy, graduating with top marks in Florence and then specialising in various academies with teachers such as Dindo, Sollima and Delepelaire.

I began my studies in Italy, graduating with top marks in Florence and then specialising in various academies with teachers such as Dindo, Sollima and Delepelaire.

I have worked in various orchestras and have always played a lot of chamber music, my great passion.
Three years ago, I made a decision that definitely changed my life: I moved to Switzerland to begin a Master Performance in cello with Patrick Demenga.
Now my activities are mainly concentrated between Berne and Lucerne, always together with my Trio partners.

I love walking in the fresh air and discovering the cities I travel to for work. For me, music is energy, instinct and sharing.

Sergio Costa

piano

My passion for music emerged very early, within the walls of my home, where I made my first harmonic experiments on my sister’s keyboard. Fascinated by polyphony since childhood, my path took me from the Conservatory of Florence to Piedmont and then to Switzerland, to study with pianists such as Enrico Pace and Anna Kravtchenko, and since 2022 to Lucerne and Bern, following the shared ideal of chamber music together with my Trio partners.

I enjoy making music enchanted by the magic of musical language and playing together, and I occasionally turn into a keyboard player and love to range between genres.

Always passionate about technology, astronomy and space exploration, when I’m not thinking about notes I love to lose myself in those distant worlds and immerse myself in nature as an improvised cyclist or hiking enthusiast.

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