Trio Agora formed in May, 2015, and made their debut the next year, in March 2016, at the Schiermonnikoog Jong Talent festival (Holland). Since then, the international trio has been invited to perform in Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, and Italy, performing at the Kaunas Philharmonic on March 9, 2017. Equally at home giving house concerts and performing live on television, the ensemble seeks interaction with its audience, reviving the dialogue, creativity, and interpersonal connection at the origin of chamber music.
Trio Agora's first CD was recorded in September 2016, “Youth." The project was an interesting opportunity to expand the clarinet-cello-piano repertoire by creating new transcriptions of music originally for other instrumentations, focusing on early works of Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff to complement Beethoven's iconic Gassenhauer trio. Beethoven's trio was both the foundation of the clarinet-cello-piano genre and also a sort of transcription in its own right, as Beethoven himself wrote the work for clarinet or violin, ad libitum. “Youth” was released February 2017, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Quandt family. To order, click here!
The name “Agora” comes from the idea that the trio is a meeting place, a connection forged by music between Berlin (Žilvinas), Brussels (Natania), Glasgow (Robertas), and Lübeck, the trio’s second home.