Many of history's greatest composers have written brilliant works for the formation, yet the String Trio remains an underestimated and neglected form of chamber music. High demands are placed on each member of this democratically organised group of 3: strong solistic skills coupled with a great sensitivity to balance, and a highly individual approach to sound, expression and dramaturgy.
Another appealing aspect of the formation string trio is to discover and work on great pieces of music that have not yet found their way into the regular programming routine of major international concert halls. The Darian Trio's concert programs combine well-known masterpieces with lesser-known but equally masterful works by composers of all periods. Works by 20th and 21st Century composers feature strongly in their repertoire.
A shared passion for and a desire to share the masterpieces of the string trio repertoire was the inspiration behind the formation of the Darian Trio in 2012. The trio is based in Vienna, Austria and its members play in the Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien, the Wiener KammerOrchester, BBC Philharmonic and appear as guest players in many other renowned ensembles such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Klangforum Wien. Important musical impulses for the group have included studies with Professors Hatto Beyerle and Johannes Meissl, and with Erich Höbarth, Ferenc Rados and Sir Andras Schiff. The Darian Trio were prizewinners at the international Pro Musicis Competition in Paris in 2012, recipients of the Tait Memorial Scholarship in 2015, and a member of the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy from 2014 to 2016. The trio has performed at the Grafenegg Festival (AT), Festival Pablo Casals (Prades, FR), Mozartfest Würzburg (DE) and performs regularly in concert series for Jeunesse Österreich.
Darian is an ancient Persian name meaning „upholder of the good“.