Trio con Brio Copenhagen

artistic direction


Soo-Jin Hong, violin
Soo-Kyung Hong, cello
Jens Elvekjær, piano

Trio con Brio Copenhagen is the festival’s artistic management. The trio consists of the sisters Soo-Jin Hong (violin) and Soo-Kyung Hong (cello) and the pianist Jens Elvekjær. The three musicians met in Vienna in 1999 and quickly distinguished themselves when in 2002 they won the P2 Chamber Music Competition and the ARD-Wettbewerb in Munich. Since then, they have won first prizes in several major international chamber music competitions and performed all over the world. They have, among other things, recorded all of Beethoven’s piano trios and their release with trios by Arensky and Shostakovich in 2021, has received an excellent reception in the international media and, among others, won the German music critics’ ‘Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’. Soo-Jin Hong and Soo-Kyung Hong are concertmasters at violin and cello in the DR Symphony Orchestra, and Jens Elvekjær is professor of piano and chamber music at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory. The trio are recipients of P2’s Artist Award in 2015 and Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl Nielsen’s honorary award in 2019.

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