Metral Trio

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Photos : Lyodoh Kaneko

Has been in residency since 2017

  • Joseph Metral violin
  • Laure-Hélène Michel cello
  • Victor Metral piano

The three musicians of the Metral trio are recognized for their commitment and their constant research of a rich sound palette. Brothers and sister, they’ve been playing together since their youngest age. Their sensitive and complementary characters bring a creative energy and a real complicity beyond the musical domain since the musicians are united by strong family ties. Having the primary desire to share their vision of music, the trio regularly plays with other ensembles, colleagues and friends, at concerts and projects.

Together and individually, the musicians are laureates of numerous international competitions and have won several awards including ten First Prizes, such as the contest Joseph Haydn in 2017 in Vienna where they were awarded with the First Prize and two Special Prizes: The Audience Award and the J. Haydn Best Trials Performance Award.

The Trio performs in many festivals and important concert halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris, Konzerthaus and Musikverein of Vienna, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, "The crazy days" of Nantes, the Roque d'Anthéron festival, Radio France festival Montpellier Roussillon, at Mozartfest in Würzburg... It also plays across Europe, including Vienna, London, Vilnius, and Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Morocco.

The Metral Trio is invited to play for radio programs like "Génération Jeunes Interprètes" by Gaëlle Le Gallic, Lionel Esperaza's "Classic Club", Saskia De Ville's "La matinale" and news artists de la Roque d'Anthéron on France Musique, as well as "classicagenda" by Frédéric Hutman. They are regularly broadcasted by Radio Classique and are subject to praiseworthy articles in Diapason, ResMusica, The Strad, Classica, Violin Channel, the Musician's Letter and well more...

All three musicians are graduated from the CNSM of Paris. They ended their studies of chamber music with the doctorate of artist under the tutelage of Michel Dalberto. They had the opportunity to meet great masters thanks to several prestigious residences such as the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, the European Chamber Music Academy and ProQuartet. They enjoy having encounters with great names in the musical world such as Hatto Bayerle, Johannes Meissl, Ferenc Rados, Gary Hoffman, Avo Kouyoumdjian, Peter Prause, Patrick Judth, the Artemis Quartet, the Belcea Quartet, Renaud Capuçon, François Salque, the Ebony foursome and the Danel quartet.

Their first album is dedicated to the complete trio of Felix Mendelssohn with the label Aparté (awarded of 5 Diapason and 5 stars from Classica). They continue their discographic journey with a Russian program at the label La Dolce Volta with the trios of Shostakovich and the Weinberg trio.

The Metral Trio is a laureate of the Banque Populaire Foundation and receives support from the Gold Rhine Foundation.








Concerts at the Fondation Singer-Polignac

Workshop concert: Trio metral | October 25, 2018

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