El trío de Hoboken se formó en 2003, cuando tres jóvenes músicos se reunieron y decidieron formar un grupo para explorar las vastas posibilidades del piano acompañado de un trío.
Inspirado por el espíritu pionero de Haydn, los músicos decidieron nombrar a su trío Hoboken, en referencia a la musicóloga que catalogó las obras completas del compositor.
Mantenerse en sintonía con su musa, con curiosidad e insistencia en la excelencia que el trío se acerca a su repertorio considerable, desde el siglo 18 hasta nuestros días, cubriendo las grandes obras del romanticismo, el trío con facilidad incluye compositores contemporáneos, como Maratka y Saariaho.
Su interés en trabajar con nuevos artistas para crear los espectáculos musicales especialmente se muestra en su programa "De Haydn a Galliano", que fue creado y realizado con el acordeonista Richard Galliano que es ya un favorito entre el público.
El trío de Hoboken se ha presentado en numerosos festivales de prestigio como el Festival de Colmar (Francia), la Orangerie en Sceaux (Francia), el concurso Pablo Casals en Prades (Francia), y Flâneries Musicales en Reims (Francia). El trío continuamente giras en Francia y en el extranjero, así como en las ondas de France Musique. El grupo grabó un disco de música Dvorak / Smetana (que recibió cuatro estrellas de la publicación Monde de la Musique), así como un disco de Haydn, ambos con bajo el sello Lyrinx.
"La pasión y el lirismo tan irresistible como es estimulante"
Alain Cochard, Diapason
"Un estilo sencillo y elegante, con un innato sentido del flujo y rico lirismo"
Langlois Frank, Le Monde de la Musique
Jerôme Granjon, piano
Winner of the first prize in piano and chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, Jerôme Granjon continued his training in Canada (at the Banff Centre) followed by London, under the tutelage of Maria Curcio. He is a graduate of the Città di Senigallia international piano program.
After Jerôme Granjon was singled out by Maria João Pires for his musical talents, the two began working together, collaborating at the center of artistic studies at Belgais, where Pires directed concerts and workshops from 2000-2004. At her side, Jerôme Granjon performed in Portugal, Spain, and Bresil, as well as worked on a disc recorded in 2002 for Deutsche Grammophone.
Jerôme Granjon has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France, the National Orchestra in Lille, The Soloist Orchestra of Moscow and in prestigious venues such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, Cuvilliés Theater in Munich, and the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Jerôme Granjon’s musical approach is characterized by exigency and a deep understanding of the works in his repertory, as well openness to new musical projects (including theatrical music and contemporary works).
Saskia Lethiec, violin
Winner of several international prizes such as the “Ferras-Barbizet”at Vichy, Greensboro in the United States, and finalist in the Enesco competition in Bucarest, Saskia Lethiec was taught by J.P. Wallez (at the Geneva Conservatory) as well as Gérard Poulet in an advanced course at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. In the field of chamber music, her teachers include Alain Meunier, Christian Ivaldi and Walter Levin.
As a grant holder from the “Ravina Festival of Chicago”, Lethiec attended Masters classes given by Miriam Fried, Claude Franck as well as courses in Europe taught by Maurice Hasson and Mihaela Martin.
Saskia Lethiec has performed as a soloist with the PACA Orchestra in Cannes, the Simon Bolivar Orchestra and the National Symphonic Orchestra in Caracas, the Brixis Orchestra in Prague, the Concentus Hungaricus Orchestra in Budapest, and the Suisse Romande Orchestra. She has been invited to festivals in France (such as Radio-France in Montpellier and Orsay, the Sceaux Festival, and Les Musicales in Colmar) and abroad (including Diligentia in Den Haag, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Victoria Hall in Geneva, and Rodolphinum in Prague).
She is also a member of the Calliopée ensemble and a professor at the Conservatoire National de Région in Versailles.
Saskia Lethiec has recorded several discs for the music labels Deron, Arion, and Lyrinx.
Eric Picard, cello
Principal Cellist and First Cello Soloist of the Orchestre de Paris since 1991, Eric Picard was born in Bayonne, in the South of France.
At the age of twenty-three he took First prize at the "Finale Ligure" international competition in Italy. He studied at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the classes of Maurice Gendron and Philippe Muller, where he received first prizes in both cello and chamber music. He also worked with such eminent musical personalities as Paul Tortelier, Natalia Chakhauskaya, Janos Starker and Menahem Pressler.
A consummate artist, he has been highly praised as a soloist as a well as chamber musician whose partners have included renowned artists as Victoria Mullova, Christoph Eschenbach and the pianist Menahem Pressler. Eric Picard has performed as soloist in many of the great concert halls of Europe (Paris, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Hamburg…), USA (Carnegie Hall…) and Japan (Suntory Hall...).
At Salle Pleyel in Paris, his performances with conductors Pierre Boulez, Christoph Von Dohnanyi, Kent Nagano, and Wolfgang Sawallish have been unanimously acclaimed by the critics who have recognized him as a "musician with exceptional tone and exquisite taste, intelligent and generous but never excessive." (Le Monde).
His recordings include Trios by Gabriel Fauré and Vincent D'Indy as well as "'N' Shima" by Xenakis which was awarded the Grand Prize from the Academy Charles Cros. His latest release with famed baritone Dietrich Henschel is on the Amboisie label.
Fascinated in the research of innovative performance concepts, Mr. Picard is both the founder and the artistic director of an ensemble composed of Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris which performs series of original thematic concerts within a regular season in Paris as well as on tour internationally.