TROTOVSEK & CANYIGUERAL
"THE TRUE FEEL OF LIVE INTUITIVE PERFORMANCE"
- THE STRAD
" A DUO THAT UNDOUBTEDLY BELONGS TO THE FIRST CLASS OF CHAMBER MUSIC INTERPRETERS" - NUVOL
The Strad has described one of their recitals at the Wigmore Hall as "remarkable" and highlighted their "true feeling of live intuitive performance". In August 2020 Trotovšek and Canyigueral recorded and performed all Beethoven Violin Sonatas in three consecutive evenings at the 68th Ljubljana Festival, which was followed by Prešeren Fund Award for Lana Trotovšek, the highest recognition in the Republic of Slovenia for achievements in the field of artistic creation . The recitals were published on 4 CDs under the Slovenian Radio and TV label ZKP in collaboration with Festival Ljubljana. The CDs received 5 stars in the Musical Opinion magazine (UK), an outstanding review in Revista Musical Catalana and Melomano de oro in the Melomano magazine. Lana Trotovsek and Maria Canyigueral began their collaboration in 2014 embarking on the CD recording project including works by Granados, Škerjanc, Finzi and Franck, for which they received a gold medal at the Global Music Awards in California in 2016. Since then they have performed across UK, Japan, France, Belgium, Spain and Slovenia. In May 2023 they premiered works by Catalan composer Jordi Cervello in Barcelona's L'Auditori, receiving a standing ovation and a raving review. The concert was broadcast by Spanish National Radio. Recently they recorded Prokofiev works for violin and piano to be released by SOMM Recordings on 2 CDs in 2024.
Lana Trotovšek was a student of Ruggiero Ricci. She made her solo debut with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in 2012. Since then she performed concertos with orchestras such as the Moscow Soloists and Yuri Bashmet, the London Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda, the Shanghai Philharmonic under Tan Dun, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Payare and Vasily Petrenko. She also performed concertos with several orchestras in the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center at the Shanghai International Spring Festival and in Nanjing, Qingdao and Chengdu. Lana has toured the USA, where she was described as "Radiant" by the Washington Post and "an emerging voice to watch" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has also appeared in Japan touring in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and Yokohama, where she performed in Minato Mirai Hall. In 2020 her performance of violin concerto by Deirdre Gribbin with the Ulster Orchestra, was broadcast on radio BBC 3. Following summer she performed the complete Beethoven violin sonatas in three consecutive concerts with her duo partner pianist Maria Canyigueral at the Ljubljana Festival for which she was awarded the Prešeren Fund Award. In February 2021 it was Lana's fourth appearance at the Wigmore Hall, this time an online broadcast on Classic FM with over 500 thousand views, where she performed all the Beethoven program with pianist Maria Canyigueral. Lana has recorded all Brahms piano trios with the Greenwich trio in 2022. The first volume published in March 2023 has received a 5 star review in the BBC Music Magazine.
Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia as 'a pianist of great personality'. One of the leading lights among the new generation of Spanish pianists, Maria Canyigueral has inspired collaborations with outstanding contemporary Spanish composers such as Antón García Abril, Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Josep Maria Guix and others. Antón García Abril has written 'Reverberaciones' for Maria's 'Avantguarding Mompou' project. Having spent her formative years between Spain and the UK, she has since attracted a devoted following of her worldwide concert itineraries. In addition to her live performances, Maria has made an impact with her recordings. Her solo album Avantguarding Mompou for Audite (2020) has been recently released to great acclaim from magazines such as International Piano and Pizzicato. It features the complete Cançons i danses by Frederic Mompou and commissions from Nicolas Bacri, Antón García Abril, Joseph Phibbs, Konstantia Gourzi, Jiri Gemrot, Josep Maria Guix, Joan Magrané, Victor Estapé and Moritz Eggert. The project was world premiered at the Conway Hall in 2018 and received an award from the Arts Council in England and the support of Instituto Cervantes and Institut Ramon Llull. She also made recordings for Hedone Records (2017, 2021), one featuring works for flute and piano by Martinu, Böhm, Fauré and Poulenc alongside flutist Boris Bizjak and a recent live recording from a solo recital at Palau de la Música Catalana performing Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Montsalvatge. Maria has been recently appointed artistic director at a new chamber music series in Barcelona in Sarrià theater, first edition took place from March to November 2021.