Founded in 2012, TRIO MODÊTRE is a charismatic chamber ensemble known for their unbridled energy and imaginative interpretations of works in the classical and contemporary canon. They are winners of the Silver Medal and the G. Burt & Charlotte Ford Fund at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and 2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grant, which sponsors their debut recording Tribute to Frank Bridge: Masterpieces Among Peers under TYXart Label. This will mark the 75th anniversary of Frank Bridge's death and revive his second piano trio alongside another incredible masterpiece of the piano trio repertoire, Brahms Trio No. 1 in B major.
Modêtre’s musical influences span many centuries and continents, from Bluegrass in Kentucky to the traditions of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Modêtre is also a proud advocate of new music and presenting the works of living composers including Roberto Kalb, whose work Le Dormeur du Val was given the world premiere in 2012, and LA- based composer Daniel Temkin.
Each member of Trio Modêtre enjoys an international career as a seasoned soloist and chamber musician, and has performed across four continents including USA, Belgium, France, Italy, Israel, Spain, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Korea, and New Zealand. Pursuing their deep affection for chamber music, they have also been Artists-in-Residence at a number of highly regarded festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Yellowbarn, Prussia Cove, Kneisel Hall, and the Perlman Music Program, and have collaborated with a wide array of internationally renowned artists including Itzhak Perlman, Pamela Frank, Donald Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, Ralph Kirshbaum, Hamish Milne, Paula Robinson, Peter Wiley and Arnold Steinhardt. The trio’s most influential mentors have been Miriam Fried, Lucy Chapman, Hung- Kuan Chen, and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein.