Ferdinando Trematore, violin
José Miguel Gómez, cello
Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano
Awarded with Spain’s National Prize of Music, the trio was founded in 1996 and named after the Spanish violinist, conductor and composer Enrique Fernández Arbós (1863-1939). Since then, the Trio Arbós, based in Madrid, has established itself as one of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles.
The repertoire of the trio ranges from the classical and romantic (complete trios by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, etc.) to the contemporary, with specially commissioned works forming a significant part of the concert programs presented. Georges Aperghis, Ivan Fedele, Toshio Hosokawa, Luis de Pablo, Mauricio Sotelo, Jesús Torres, Bernhard Gander, Thierry Pécou, Elena Mendoza, José María Sánchez Verdú, Roberto Sierra are some of the composers who have dedicated works to this prestigious ensemble.
The Trio Arbós has appeared frequently in major international concert halls and festivals: Vienna Konzerthaus de Viena, Tchakovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Kuhmo Festival, Schwetzingen Festival, Bienale di Venezia, Spoleto Festival, MUSICA (Strasbourg), Berliner Philharmonie, Klangspuren, ULTIMA (Oslo), Time of Music (Viitasaari), Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Casals Festival (Puerto Rico), Flamenco Bienale (Holland), Transart (Bolzano), Sintra Festival, Quincena Musical, International Festival of Granada, Flamenco Biennal of Seville, etc.
The Trio Arbós has recorded 30 CDs for many different labels many of them dedicated to Spanish and Latin American music. Nowadays they only record for their own label SACRATIF. The prestigious magazine Gramophone said of their recording work: “This disc reaffirms the credentials of Trio Arbós as among the most inclusive and forward- thinking of chamber ensembles”. Their work in the realm of flamenco music has been internationally acclaimed. A fine example of it is their CD “Travesías” in collaboration with the flamenco singer Rafael de Utrera.
Their projects Triple Zone and Flamenco Envisioned have been supported by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and by the BBVA Foundation.
Ferdinando plays a violin by A. Guadagnini (1881) kindly loaned by the ProCanale Foundation of Milano. José Miguel plays a cello by Haat-Uilderks (2010).
Ferdinando Trematore is one of the most interesting violinists on the Italian and International scene. Trained in Italy (Rome, Cremona, Siena) and Holland (Maastricht) with prestigious teachers such as Boris Belkin, Zakhar Bron, Salvatore Accardo, Pavel Berman or Trio di Parma, he has won numerous international competitions, including the XXX International Violin Competition “Michelangelo Abbado”, the XXXIV International Violin Competition “Valentino Bucchi” in Italy, the International Violin Competition “Streichwerk” in Berlin or the XVII International Chamber Music Competition “Luigi Nono” in Venaria Reale (Turin).
José Miguel Gómez
José Miguel Gómez es el violonchelista del Trío Arbós desde su fundación en 1996. Como miembro de dicha agrupación ha actuado en las principales salas y festivales españoles y por todo el mundo, y grabado más de 30 discos para sellos como Naxos, Kairos, Col Legno, Verso, Ensayo, Fundación Autor y Sacratif.
José Miguel se ha interesado especialmente por la interpretación de la música actual. Ha estrenado gran número de obras, muchas dedicadas a él. En septiembre de 2009 estrenó con la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de El Salvador el concierto para violonchelo y orquesta del compositor salvadoreño German Cáceres.
Juan Carlos Garvayo
He was born in Motril (Granada), Spain. He began his studies at the Royal Conservatory Victoria Eugenia of Granada. In 1988, he received a grant from the Spanish Gouvernement to continue his studies at Rutgers University (U.S.A.) from where he holds a B.A. a M.M. from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he studied with Walter Ponce and Diane Richardson and PhD. in Education at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.