Piano - Tamara Atschba
Tamara Atschba was born into a singer's family in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of four, she had her first piano and composition lessons with her mother, Prof. S. Egorowa and with Prof. L. Nikabadze. She won numerous competitions such as the Kabalevski Competition, the Caucasian Competition for Young Interprets, the Soloists Competition of the Philharmony of Tbilisi and the Radio & Television National Georgian Composition Competition. She received her Master’s degree as a concert pianist, chamber musician, piano accompanist (vocal and instrumental) and teacher at the Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory, after studying with Prof. E. Russischvili and Prof. L. Bakradze.
She has given performances and made recordings at the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), the Arthuro Benedetti Michelangeli Hall in Italy, the concert hall of the Liszt Conservatory in Budapest, the Radio and Concert Hall Flagey in Brussels, the Kaufmann Hall in New York, the Rose Theater Hall Fuji in Japan and other concert halls around the world, which all contributed to building her reputation of excellence.
Tamara Atschba has been teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna since 1995. She is a long time partner of the renowned violinist Dora Schwarzberg. For ten years she has been a colleague of Günter Pichler, the former first violinist of the Alban Berg Quartet, who describes her as "an amazing coach of students and partner for the chamber music repertory". In 2012, she began teaching at the Vienna Prayner Conservatory where she demonstrates great pedagogical talent. She has been a member of the International Academy of Performing Arts and Sciences since 2015, and in 2016, became co-founder of the Esperus Art Foundation and of the Music Academy in Monpazier, France. She regularly gives masterclasses in Austria and abroad (Korea, Japan, Turkey, among others). Tamara Atschba has been playing for many years with the violinist Louise Chisson, with whom she recorded a debut CD dedicated to the sonatas of Janacek, Prokofiev and Poulenc, and a second CD titled, “1914”, on which she gives noteworthy interpretations of the Preludes for Piano op. 38 and the piano quintet of Louis Vierne.
Cello - Cyrille Tricoire
Solo cellist and super soloist of the Orchestre Opéra National de Montpellier Occitanie since 1993, Cyrille Tricoire started his orchestral activities with Armin Jordan and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.
He is also invited as first soloist by the Orchestre National de France, the Opera National de Lyon, the Orchestre de la Fondation Gulbenkian, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
He plays all over the world with the European Chamber Orchestra.
In Montpellier, in the frame of the Amadeus chamber music series where he performs at the opening concert with Augustin Dumay and Maria Joao Pirès, he plays with world renown artists (Janos Starker, Anner Bylsma, Fazil Say, Michel Dalberto, Michel Portal).
He plays regularly chamber music with his colleagues, among them the violinists Dorota Anderszewska and Aude Périn Dureau, the flutist Michel Raynié, the OONMO cello quintet, the pianist Pascal Jourdan.
As a soloist, he performs rare works ((Hersant, Caplet, Mac Millan, Offenbach...) with the OONMO at the Montpellier's Corum, Don Quichotte from Strauss, Schumann and Haydn concertos under the direction of Friedermann Layer, Schelomo of Bloch with Michaël Schønwandt. In 2004, he plays and records the second concerto of Philippe Hersant with Juraj Valcuha in Paris, at radio-France, at the festival Présence. This recording gets a Choc from the music magazine le Monde de la musique and 5 diapasons. He also records for Accord Universal the Britten Symphony for cello and orchestra with Steuart Bedford and the OONMO.
Cyrille Tricoire teaches at the Montpellier conservatory where he passes on to his students the experience he acquired through his work with Erwan Fauré but also at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, in the class of Jean Marie Gamard, where he obtains two Premiers Prix in 1986. He studies then with Philippe Muller, before going to the Universityt of Bloomington for a year, to work with the famous cellist Janos Starker.
Violin - Louise Chisson
Louise Chisson has been on stage since a very early age. She distinguishes herself with her audacious repertoire choices and her great technical skills, especially during solo performances of selected Caprices of Paganini, and the sonatas of Ysaye, Bach and Prokofiev.
The special affection she has for the great sonatas as well as her constant desire to enrich her repertory led her to develop a special affinity to the works of the 20th century. The choices of her programs and the quality of her interpretations always delight the public. In 2013, she became first violinist of the ensemble LUX, a string quartet dedicated to modern and contemporary repertoire.
She performs regularly with Georgian pianist Tamara Atschba. Their first CD, which was dedicated to Janacek, Prokofiev and Poulenc, was released in 2013 by the Austrian label Gramola. The album was praised by numerous critics, received 4 Diapasons and was listed, along with seven others recordings, as best classical music album of 2013 on the American website Artistxite. In 2014, she recorded another CD with Tamara Atschba titled "1914", consisting of works by C. Koechlin and L. VIerne, which was rated ***** by BBC Music Magazine.
Born in Bordeaux, Louise Chisson began playing the violin at age three with Robert Papavrami. At the age of 17, she entered the class of violinist Dora Schwarzberg at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she went on to receive her Master’s degree unanimously with congratulations of the jury. Since 2015, she teaches at the Vienna Prayner Conservatory.