The Trio was naturally formed in 2017 when Nino was invited to collaborate with Ionas and Tassilo during the EUMWA (European Music Workshop Altomünster) where they gave many successful performances together. Although Ionas and Tassilo are only 16 year-old students their musical maturity and professionalism is admirable. The great passion for music performing as well as high level of musical intellect are few of many wonderful features that brought the three instrumentalists together into a chamber group harmoniously. The trio delivers ardour, excellence, dynamic interpretation, sensitivity, virtuosity, offers wide range of repertoire and a unique sound colour. Playing in chamber music is an essential part in personal and musical development of young and adult professionals alike and rewarding for the audiences both intellectually and emotionally. This musical group is truly a joyful friendship of like minded, passionate musicians who are able to communicate their musical ideas masterfully both with each other and with audiences who enjoy their high quality music-making.
Tassilo Probst - violin
Tassilo Probst was born in Munich in July 2002 into a music-loving family. He received his first violin lesson at the age of 4 through the Suzuki Method. Since 2015 he is a private student of David Frühwirth. In the summer term of 2015 Tassilo was accepted at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater München" and began his studies as a junior student first with Prof. Sonja Korkeala, and afterwards from 2017 with Prof. Ingolf Turban. In the winter term of 2019-20 he will begin his bachelor's studies with Prof. Ingolf Turban. He was awarded "Gerd Bucerius scholarship" of the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben“ for attending masterclasses with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Interlaken/Switzerland. He is also a scholarship recipient of the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. He attended further masterclasses with prof. Linus Roth, prof. Pierre Amoyal, prof. Boris Kuschnir, prof. Christoph Poppen and baroque violinist Rüdiger Lotter. He also plays saxophone and piano.
As his debut at the age of 14 Tassilo performed A. Glasunov's Violin Concerto in Bad Reichenhall and thereupon got invited as a soloist for next projects. Aged just 16 he played Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with a great success in the "Herkulessaal der Residenz" Munich accompanied with the "Neue Philharmonie München" orchestra.
Through his participation in the chamber music project "Music with each other" of the international "Kronberg Academy" in 2016 Tassilo gained experience and inspiration for chamber music playing.
He is a multiple 1st prize winner of the national "Jugend musiziert" competition in categories violin solo, duo and chamber music. In 2015 he received 2nd prize at the "Carl Bechstein competition" in Berlin. He was awarded 1st prize in the "International Anton Rubinstein junior violinists competition" in Düsseldorf, and 2nd prize in the "International Competition of Young Violinists in Honor of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski" in Lublin (Poland). He has been awarded with special prizes of the "Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben" and with various scholarships.
Tassilo plays a violin by Giovanni Grancino (Milan 1690), a loan of the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben“, which he won in February 2017 at the "25th competition of german music-instrument-foundation".
Ionas Mercadal - clarinet
Ionas Mercadal Euler was born in 2003 in Sant Cugat del Vallès into a family with a long musical tradition. He recieved his first clarinet lessons at the age of 6 from his father Juanjo Mercadal and shortly after that was accepted at the music school Fusió de Sant Cugat. In the winter term of 2014-2015 he started his professional studies at the Conservatori de Sant Cugat with professor Clara Font. In the summer of 2019 he completed his studies of the clarinet in "Grado professional” and graduated from the Conservatory of Sant Cugat del Vallès. In the winter term of 2019-20 Ionas begins his studies as a junior student at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) with Professor Josep Fuster.
Since 2010, as a student of the German School in Barcelona, Ionas regularly participates in the "Jugend musiziert" competition, receiving numerous first prizes on the national level (Spain/Portugal) as a soloist and in the category duo (clarinet and piano). In 2018 he won 2nd prize in the Bundeswettbewerb in Lübeck in the category solo clarinet, and in 2019 he was also a prize winner in the category duo (clarinet and piano) in Halle. In January 2020, at the age of 17, he won the 1st prize in the "International Mozart Competition" in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the 17-20 year rating. It was the only first prize in the wind instruments category.
Ionas regularly attends international masterclasses, in Germany with professors Harald Harrer and Norbert Kaiser, in Portugal with António Saiote and Spain with Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev and Josep Fuster.
He has a considerable concert experience both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. His successes have been highly praised by the press in Germany. In April 2018 "Süddeutsche Zeitung" wrote: "The clarinet-Mephisto, who truly took the audience's breath away and received a thunderous ovation."
Ionas is considered as an exceptional talent not only due to his technical abilities but also because of his musical maturity.
Nino Gurevich - piano
Born in Tbilisi (Georgia) into a family of musicians, pianist Nino Gurevich has become a prestigious soloist and chamber musician through numerous international concerts.
At the age of 9 she made her debut with Mozart's Piano Concerto in A major KV 488, accompanied by the Georgian Symphony Orchestra. She received numerous awards and prizes in international and national competitions, was a scholarship recipient of the international "New Names" program and the international Vladimir Spivakov Foundation.
Already at the age of six, she was a student of Prof. Edisher Russishvili first at the music school for children with extraordinary talent and then at the State Conservatory "V. Saradjishvili" in Tbilisi, where she graduated with honors. In the same year she continued studying in the “Meisterklassenpodium” (Master) for piano with Prof. Elisso Wirssaladze at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Munich. She was the winner of the concert competition (Konzert-Wettbewerb der Hochschule) and finished her studies with honors. Afterwards she studied with Prof. Helmut Deutsch in the "Meisterklassenpodium" Liedgestaltung.
Nino gives regularly solo and chamber music concerts throughout Europe and Asia and is invited to many festivals.
In addition to her solo and chamber music concert activities, Nino Gurevich also works at the "Hochschule für Musik und Theater" in Munich (Dozentur Korrepetition).