Annemiek de Bruin – clarinet
Irene Kok – cello
Laurens de Man – piano
The Chimaera Trio, founded 2012, acts as an ambassador for the interesting and unusual combination of a wind-, a string- and a keyboard instrument. Merging the sound of these totally different instruments generates a special color palette, with which this trio distinguishes itself.
By studying and playing famous clarinet trio’s (for example Brahms, Beethoven) and unknown original works as well as arranging music by themselves, this trio creates more opportunities for performing a variety of pieces than is typical for this type of musical ensemble.
Soon after the establishment the musicians took the stage at the Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Utrecht and the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. The trio won prizes at the Storioni Ensemblewedstrijd and the Tristan Keuris Kamermuziekconcours. Since then the Chimaera trio performed in concert halls as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and lots of smaller locations.
In 2019 the trio was part of “AVROTROS Klassiek presenteert!”, which comprised a cd presentation and several media performances.
Recordings of their performances were broadcast on Dutch radio and TV several times.