Last two participating ensembles: Duo Saraswati and Utrecht Piano Trio

Duo Saraswati is a young up-and-coming cello-piano duo consisting of brothers Jan and Kris van der Plas. With their passionate way of playing, they make the distinct connection between Indonesia and Europe. They were frequent guests on the television programme Podium Klassiek and in the Concertgebouw on Radio 4. In 2023, at the invitation of the Erasmus House in Jakarta, they will tour Indonesia. In Duo Saraswati’s challenging repertoire, they focus on connecting the musical worlds of Indonesia and Europe.

The Utrecht Piano Trio was founded by Lisa Angelia Tanto (fromIndonesia), Tiago Coelho (from Portugal)and Maria Soeiro (from Portugal) at the HKU Utrecht Conservatorium, Netherlands, in 2021. The trio is coached by Sebastian Koloski and received master classes from Gregor Sigl, Luc-Marie Aguera, Johannes Meissl, Xavier Gagnepain, Anna Zassimova, Andreas Frölich, Klára Würtz, Timora Rosler, Viola de Hoog, Annemarie Konijnburg, Kennedy Moretti, Andras Kemenes and Gusta Gerritsen. The Up Trio was semi-finalist in the Grachten Festival Concours 2022.