Trio Wanderer

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Trio Wanderer is a piano trio formed by three French musicians at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. It was founded in 1987 by Guillaume Sutre (violin), Raphaël Pidoux (cello) and Vincent Coq (piano), in 1996 Guillaume Sutre changed to the Quatuor Ysaÿe, and was replaced by Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian.

They studied with Menahem Pressler from the Beaux Arts Trio, and the Amadeus Quartet. They won numerous prizes such as the ARD Competition in Munich and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the USA.

The trio has performed at the Berlin's Philharmonic, Vienna's Musikverein, Paris's Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, London's Wigmore Hall, Moscow's Tchaïkovsky Conservatory Great hall, Munich's Herkulessaal, Montreal's Place des Arts, Milan's La Scala, Washington's Library of Congress, Rio de Janeiro's Teatro Municipal, Tokyo's Kioi Hall, Zürich's Tonhalle and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. They have also performed at major festivals such as Edinburgh, Montreux, Feldkirch, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Colmar, Schwetzinger Festspiele, La Roque d'Anthéron, the Folles Journées de Nantes, Granada, Stresa, Osaka and the Salzburg Festival.

They have on collaborated with artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Christopher Hogwood, James Loughran, Victor Pablo Pérez, Ion Marin, Marco Guidarini, Charles Dutoit and James Conlon, accompanied, in triple or double concertos, by orchestras in Nice, Montpellier, Santiago de Chile, La Coruna, and Teneriffe, by Radio-France's Orchestre National and Orchestre Philharmonique, Berlin's Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Graz's Philharmonisches Orchester, Köln's Gürzenich Orchester and the Russian National Orchestra.


  • Fauré, Pierné, Trio op. 120 et op. 45 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Arensky, Tchaïkovsky, Trio op. 32 & Trio op. 50 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Mantovani, Huits Moments Musicaux with Claire Désert, piano(Mirare)
  • Beethoven, Complete piano trios (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Liszt, Smetana, Tristia, Elégies, Trio op. 15 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Fauré, Piano Quartet op. 15 & op. 45 Antoine Tamestit, viola (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Escaich, Martinů, Debussy, Bartók, Lettres Mêlées with François Leleux (oboe), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Paul Meyer (clarinet) (Accord – Universal)
  • Beethoven, Haydn, Pleyel, Folksongs with Wolfgang Holzmair, Baryton (Cyprès)
  • Messiaen, Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps with Pascal Moraguès, clarinet (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Mendelssohn, Trios op. 49 & op. 66 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Johannes Brahms, Trios op. 8, 87, 101, Quatuor op. 25 with Christophe Gaugué, viola (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Trios op. 18 & op. 92 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Aaron Copland, Trios op. 8 & 67, Vitebsk (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Martinů, Concert & Concertino with Gürzenich Kölner Philharmoniker, James Conlon conducting (Capriccio)
  • Beethoven, Triple Concerto op. 56 with Gürzenich Kölner Philharmoniker, James Conlon conducting (Chant du Monde)
  • Schubert, Hummel, Quintette op. 114, Quintette op. 87 Christophe Gaugué, viola, Stéphane Logerot, doublebass (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Schubert, Complete piano trios (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Haydn, Trios Hob. XV: 27, 28, 29, 25 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Ravel, Chausson, Trio, Trio op. 3 (Harmonia Mundi)
  • Smetana, Dvořák, Trio op. 12, Trio op. 90 "Dumky" (Sony Classical)
  • Mendelssohn, Trios op. 49 & op. 66 (Sony Classical)

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