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classical ensemble based in Vienna


Cuore Piano Trio was founded in 2017 in Warsaw and it has quickly established itself as one of the leading chamber music groups of the young generation. Currently based in Vienna, the musicians are students of Avedis Kouyoumdjian (piano), Christian Altenburger (violin) and Stefan Kropfitsch (cello) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2022 the Trio gave three recitals at the renowned Musikverein in Vienna (Brahms-Saal) as part of the new concert cycle "Souvenir". The concerts were a huge success and the ensemble was reinvited to perform twice as many recitals in Brahms-Saal - a full season of the "Souvenir" concerts in 2023/2024. Additionally the musicians will appear in the Metallener-Saal of the Vienna Musikverein in June 2024.


Cuore Piano Trio's members - Zuzanna Budzyńska (violin), Jadwiga Roguska (cello) and Szymon Ogryzek (piano) - are passionate about introducing new audiences to the unknown classical music pieces written by less popular Polish composers. They constantly aim to create original music programs which include not only the widely known and loved masterpieceses, but also newly discovered works of the less fortunate composers of different nationalities.


Cuore Piano Trio has been a prizewinner of many international music competitions i.a. the Fanny Mendelssohn International Music Competition in Germany (1st prize in 2023), "Nouvelles Etoiles" International Music Competition in France (1st prize in 2021), Quebec International Music Competition (1st prize in 2020) or the Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards International Music Competition in Singapore (1st prize in 2019). In April 2023 they received the prestigious Ensemble of the Year 2022 award from the Italian chamber music network Le Dimore del Quartetto, as well as the Gioventù Musicale Prize. Cuore Piano Trio has been supported by the Polish Lubelskie Voivodeship within the "Lubelskie - Taste life!" program since 2022.


The Trio performs regularly in Poland, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic or Lithuania. In 2022 they performed during the Internationaler Bad Schandauer Musiksommer in Germany, Festival Mlada Praha in the Czech Republic or the Letnie Spotkania Kameralne Festival in Poland. In March 2023 they made their trio debut as soloists with Jyväskylä Sinfonia and Jan Söderblom, performing the Concerto for Piano Trio and Symphony Orchestra H. 231 by Bohuslav Martinu in Finland. They have been invited to perform at the PRISMA Festival in Powell River (Canada) in June 2023 as the Festival's ensemble in residence. In September 2023, as a result of being awarded the Grand Prix at the "Music & Stars" International Music Competition in Estonia (2022), the Trio is recording their debut solo album for the Spanish KNS Classical Label. The CD's repertoire includes pieces written by the Polish, French, Armenian and American composers of the 20th century.


Their recordings have previously been published by the Polish DUX Recording Producers Label. They have been very well reviewed i.a. by Maestro Simone Gramaglia ("Cuore Piano Trio gives an accurate, clear and passionate reading of the compositions highlighting the musical maturity that already characterizes this ensemble"). The musicians worked as editors on one of the recorded pieces - the Piano Trio in E major Op. 5 by Franciszek Lessel, which was later published by the EUPHONIUM Publishing House as a world premiere.


The musicians have received scholarships from the Polish Prime Minister, the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the "Bridge to the Future" Scholarship from the Globalworth Foundation and the Julian Cochran Foundation, the Société Générale Bank and others. Their work has been greatly influenced by artists such as Sibila Konstantinova, Vida Vujic, Fabio Bidini, Edward Zienkowski, Evgenia Epshtein, Jean Saulnier or Michael Flaksman.


In the upcoming months Cuore Piano Trio will perform in Germany, Austria, Poland, Canada, Italy and Serbia.



This biography is valid for the 2022/2023 season. Changes and cuts should be consulted with Cuore Piano Trio (



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