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in search of lost time

Sunday 28 November 2021, 15:00

The Hague: Paleiskerk

la belle époque

Volkmann Trio

Coraline Groen violin

Jobine Siekman cello

Valentina Toth piano



Germaine Taifelleferre
Piano trio

Cécile Chaminade
Piano trio no. 2 in a-minor, opus 34

Mel Bonis
Soir et matin, opus 76

French piano trios with a theatrical context

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women composers were more likely to present their works in salons than in concert halls. Many of their compositions have therefore slipped into oblivion. Fortunately, they are currently being rediscovered. We are lucky with the younger musicians and ensembles who are increasingly choosing their pieces outside the mainstream repertoire. A relief! The musicians of the Volkmann Trio, who started playing together as students at The Hague’s conservatory, champion piano trios by three French women composers.


Cécile Chaminade and Germaine Tailleferre received some attention in their time. Mel Bonis, admired by César Franck, led a shadowy existence, in which she nevertheless composed many pieces. Valentina Tóth is also active as an actress and gives the wonderful piano trios a theatrical context with texts of her own, which take us back to Paris during the belle époque.

Order tickets : € 10,00 – € 27,50

The Hague: Paleiskerk

The Volkmann Trio performs Maurice Ravel’s piano trio

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Coraline Groen