Trio Boccherini

Suyeon Kang, Violin
Vicki Powell, Viola
Paolo Bonomini, Violoncello

About us & what we do

Formed in Berlin in 2014, we are dedicated to rediscovering and performing the veritable mine of over five hundred works written for string trio which, though boasting some of the greatest masterpieces, has many works which are sadly neglected and unknown to the public. In doing so, the endeavour to continually develop an honest, original and unified perception across all musical genres will be inevitable.
This particular formation of Violin-Viola-Cello is also one that is not thoroughly investigated or maintained as most of the more popular chamber music constellations, and certainly presents some challenges i.e. the missing inner-voice. Our goal is to produce a colour that is unique to us, and to find the unity and wholeness found in a string quartet- with just three stringed instruments!
Appreciation to all to our present and past chamber music mentors: Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet); Hatto Beyerle, Guentler Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet); Natascha Prischepenko (Artemis Quartet) and ECMA (European Chamber Music Academy) teachers Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet) and Avedis Kouyoumdjian.

About the members in a nutshell:

Suyeon Kang (Violin): Based in Berlin, Germany // laureate of top & special prizes at Michael Hill, Yehudi Menuhin, Indianapolis, Princess Astrid, Buenos Aires international violin competitions // teaching assistant to Prof. Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin // Concertmaster of the Kammerakademie Potsdam (Germany) // member of Camerata Bern (Switzerland) // serves frequently as guest concertmaster + leader in major chamber orchestras throughout Europe //

Vicki Powell (Viola): Based in Stockholm, Sweden // previous featured artist at the Verbier, Ravinia, and Marlboro Music Festivals  //  recipient of top prizes at the Primrose International Viola Competition and Johansen International Competition //  Principal Viola of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (Sweden) since 2018  // served as guest Principal Viola of the Bavarian Radio Symphony as well as many chamber and symphonic orchestras throughout Europe and the United States  // graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, & Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

Paolo Bonomini (Cello): Based in Berlin, Germany  //  has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in Europe, Brazil, Ukraine and Greece // Winner of the 2016 Bach Competition in Leipzig // teaching assistant to Prof. Jens Peter Maintz (UdK Berlin) //  Principal Cello of the Camerata Salzburg, Austria  //  former student of Antonio Meneses //   recipient of a Diploma of Merit from Antonio Meneses and David Geringas (Siena)  //   former part time collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bayerischen Rundfunk  // serves as guest principal cello of numerous chamber orchestras throughout Europe