In 1988 three up-and-coming young soloists with a consuming passion for playing chamber music joined forces to form the Osiris Trio. The piano trio soon established itself as a leading Dutch ensemble, winning the Dutch Philip Morris Finest Selection Award and the prestigious Kersjes Prize in swift succession. In 1997 the Amsterdam Concertgebouw invited the trio to participate in its Rising Stars series, launching its international career with concerts in major European venues and New York’s Carnegie Hall. The Osiris Trio’s hallmark is its seasoned craftsmanship resulting from more than 25 years of dedication; it strikes a fine balance between interpretative depth and fresh inspiration in performing the classics from Haydn to Shostakovich. It is also committed to expanding and renewing the trio repertoire, with adventurous programming often including newly commissioned works. On occasion extra artists are invited in order to perform larger scale chamber works.
The trio also targets new, young audiences, presenting its repertoire to children in the form of intriguing theatrical productions. The trio has performed on five continents, including tours of the United States and Canada, concerts throughout Europe and, most recently, an extensive tour of China. On two occasions it was invited to accompany the Dutch Queen on an official state visit. Its extensive discography spans two centuries of trio repertoire, including highly acclaimed recordings of both classics and commissioned new works.
The ensemble is a regular guest at the Dutch Orlando Festival, where it performs and coaches chamber music every year. The players share a strong sense of mission to pass on their refined craft to a new generation of trio players.
They all hold teaching positions at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. They also jointly teach a specialized piano trio Master’s degree program at the conservatoires of The Hague and Amsterdam. The trio is regularly invited to give master classes at various conservatoires abroad.