The Osiris Trio was formed in 1988. Since then, the trio has toured five continents and was twice given the honour to ac- company Her Majesty The Queen of The Netherlands on an official state visit abroad. Over the past 19 years, the group has won a number of Dutch awards, including the ‘Philip Morris Finest Selection’ award and the Annie Bosboom Prijs. Since 2001 the Osiris Trio is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Culture.
The trio’s discography emcompasses two centuries of re- pertoire for piano trio but also includes songcycles and the highly regarded recording of Messiaens Quatuor pour la fin du temps that earned the highest rating (10 out of 10) in the Dutch music magazine Luister. The Dutch newspaper Het Parool concluded its review of a CD with recently written Dutch piano trios by stating “premium international quality.” A brand new recording of the Tchaikovsky piano trio Op. 50 will be rele ased in the fall of 2007.
Diversity typifies the group’s repertoire, which ranges from Haydn’s oeuvre for piano trio to works by contemporary composers. The production of KlasTorstenssons In großer Sehnsucht even brought the trio on stage in a theatrical set- ting. The Dutch Society of Concerthall and Theatre Managers recently nominated the Osiris Trio in the category “most im- pressive performances in chamber music.” Both Ellen Cor- ver and Larissa Groeneveld hold teaching positions at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In 2005 violinist Vesko Eschkenazy, concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Or- chestra in Amsterdam since 2000, joined the trio and took the position of founding member Peter Brunt. Brunt however still supports the Osiris Trio in its educational and theatrical activities and in running its own chamber music festival.