Yugen Trio

Piano Trio

We are Yugen trio. We are a pianist, a violinist, and a cellist, who come from two different cultures: Spanish and Japanese – a facet that permeates through our chamber music. The term “Yugen” derives from Japanese poetry and it’s used to describe that what’s beautiful and is either hidden or yet to be discovered.

We founded Yugen trio in April 2018 in the city of Nuremberg under the guidance of Bernhard Schmidt and Massimiliano Mainofli. Within a few months, we received the praise from critics and also got various international awards that initiated our career. In October 2018, we began our chamber music studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich under the wing of Dirk Mommertz, Wenn Sinn Yang and the Ébène Quartet. We also attended courses and masterclasses with renowned artists such as Eberhard Feltz, the Casals Quartet, Günter Pichler, Reiner Schmidt, Hatto Berkley, Heime Müller, and Eckart Runge, just to name a few. We’ve also been members of the Live Music Now program in Munich and the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) program.

Our main awards include: first prize at the Chamber Music Competition Fédération Nationale des Associations de Parents d’Elèves des Conservatoires (FNAPEC) (Paris, 2019), first prize at the Aoyama Music Memorial Hall – Barocksaal (Kyoto, 2020), and second prize at the International Chamber Music Competition Felix Mendelssohn (Berlin, 2021), among others.