Founded in Paris in 2009, Trio Karénine bears the name of Tolstoy’s beautiful and emotionally honest heroine. The trio of Julien Dieudegard (violin), Louis Rodde (cello) and Paloma Kouider (piano) is acclaimed by critics and audiences for its musical integrity and passionate interpretation, and was the top prizewinner at the ARD International Competition in 2013. The group has performed in the world’s most prestigious halls, including the Philharmonie and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Frick Collection in New York, Salle Bourgie in Montréal, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Herkulessaal and Prinzregententheater in Münich, and the Leiszhalle in Hamburg.
"Trio Karénine, perhaps currently world's best piano trio..."
"The Trio Karénine were joint winners ... of the 2013 ARD Competition in Munich.... There’s an effervescence and litheness that underpins their approach (not for nothing are they named after Tolstoy’s heroine Anna Karenina, ‘for the life force she represents’).... A most impressive debut."
"The Karénines know how to bring Schumann’s music to life with talent and genius."
"With Trio Karénine one can experience an organic piano trio culture. The two strings are not covered by the piano but relate to it in intelligently modulated balance. In addition, all three musicians transition alertly and sensitively between their roles as soloists and accompanists."