Maurice Lammerts van Bueren piano
Sanne Hunfeld violin
Pepijn Meeuws violoncello
Trio Suleika, founded in 2001, consists of pianist Maurice Lammerts van Bueren, violinist Sanne Hunfeld and cellist Pepijn Meeuws. As one of the top piano trios in the Netherlands, Suleika has been awarded both the Vriendenkrans from the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam and the Kersjesprijs, a 50.000 Euro award for Dutch ensembles. Due to a grant by the Bernard Haitink Foundation the trio was enabled to take lessons with Menahem Pressler of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio. In 2004 Suleika gained a prominent place in the Dutch music world after having been selected for the national concert series ‘Het Debuut’.
Trio Suleika performs regularly in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2009, the trio was invited to give two concerts in the prestigious “International Piano Trios” Concertgebouw Series. Furthermore the group made a tour in Sweden and played and taught in Damascus (Syria) by invitation of “Damascus Cultural Capital of the Arab World”. In 2009 Suleika performed in Festival Fevis, Paris, as well as the chamber music series of the Musee d’ Orsay. One year later the trio performed in “Festival Mille et Une Notes” in the Limousin, France.
The repertoire of Trio Suleika unites classical works with more challenging music, from which a growing number of works have been commisioned specifically for the group. Moreover, Suleika regularly works with other artists, notably violinist Frederieke Saeijs, and with poet Ramsey Nasr.