Founded in the Netherlands in 1995, the Storioni Trio derives its name from the Cremona violin maker Lorenzo Storioni who, in 1794, made the instrument which Wouter Vossen plays. The cello played by Marc Vossen dates from 1700 and was made by Giovanni Grancino. The third member of the trio is pianist Bart van de Roer.
Their repertory ranges the Classical to the Contemporary - from Haydn to Henze – and is one of the leading performers of the triple concerto repertory (Beethoven, Casella, Juon, Martinu, Moór, Vorísek). They have also commissioned and premiered triple concertos by Kevin Volans, Peter-Jan Wagemans, Nico Muhly and Willem Jeths. They recently performed Beethoven’s complete piano trios in Switzerland and the Netherlands on period and modern instruments. The recording of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto on period instruments with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (Jan Willem de Vriend) received international critical acclaim, and was an “Editor’s Choice” in the 2013 edition of Gramophone and Recording of the Week on BBC Radio 3.
The Storioni Trio is Artistic Director of an annual, 10-day Storioni Festival in the Netherlands, and presents at least one yearly commission for a new triple concerto or work for piano trio. The trio has been invited to perform at the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall and several notable festivals, and have toured to India, the Middle East, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and the United States.