Trio Klein was formed by award-winning and critically acclaimed musicians who met at the Royal College of Music. Achieving astounding early success, they gave their London debut at St James’s Piccadilly in 2018 and have performed extensively in the UK including St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bath Recitals, Chobham Music Festival and re-invitations to tour for Concerts in the West. Their first international tour throughout Italy was featured on RAI TV.
Violinist Kamila Bydlowska, violist Shiry Rashkovsky and cellist Riccardo Pes bring with them a wealth of musical and artistic experience including numerous international festival engagements such as Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, disc recordings for NMC and Toccata Classics, and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, RAI and New York’s WQXR. As an ensemble they present highly varied and innovative programmes featuring masterpieces from the canon alongside rarely-heard gems and cutting edge new repertoire.
Described as ‘a true musician of today’s generation’ (Lark Reviews), Polish-born and London-based violinist Kamila Bydlowska performs as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborator across multiple genres.
She has appeared in venues and festivals in Europe, Asia and America, including the Royal Albert Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Jazz Cafe, iTunes Festival in London, Holywell Rooms in Oxford, KIOI Hall in Tokyo, Tengiz Amirejibi International Music Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia; iPalpiti Festival of International Laureats in Los Angeles, Midem Festival in Cannes, UK International Tango Festival and London Electronic Arts Festival.
Kamila made the world- first recording of the Violin Concerto by the 20th Century British composer William Wordsworth with Liepaja Symphony Orchestra (Latvia) on the Toccata Classics label, released in August 2019. Other recent concerto engagements include Bruch, Sibelius, Bartok as well as Szymanowski, Arnold, Ethel Smyth.
She broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM (UK), WNYC (New York), RAI (Italy) & Japanese TV. A multiple winner of awards, she is the recipient of the Ministry of Culture of Poland Scholarship and Artistic Excellence Award from Indiana University.
Born in Slupca, central Poland into a family of non-musicians, at seven she started to play the violin and went on to study at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington,USA with Mauricio Fuks and Kevork Mardirossian and Royal College of Music in London with Ani Schnarch.
Lauded by The Strad for her ‘beguiling... thrilling and exuberant’ Royal Festival Hall debut, Shiry pursues a busy and diverse international career. Her recent recording of Kate Whitley’s Viola Concerto with Multi Story Orchestra and Christopher Stark for NMC Records was described as ‘fearless’ in The Guardian and has been featured on BBC Radio 3. Shiry is a prize-winner of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Cecil Aronowitz Viola Prize, Philharmonia Orchestra Meyer Award, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme. She has performed in such venues as the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, and Cadogan Hall, and further afield, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Paris Theatre Champs Elysee, Berlin Philharmonie, among others. Live broadcasts include BBC Radio 3 and BBC 4, New York’s WQXR, Italy’s RAI and the Israeli Broadcasting Authority. She has performed as a soloist and in ensembles with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Atar Arad, Stephan Barratt-Due, Adrian Brendel, Ian Brown, Viviane Hagner, Rudolf Koelman, Min Jin Kym, Pekka Kuusisto, Shlomo Mintz, and Valeriy Sokolov at Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and numerous festivals. She is a founding member of Trio Klein, with whom she debuted at St James’s, Piccadilly and St Martin-in-the-Fields in 2018 and currently tours internationally. Shiry teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London, was a director of courses at Pro Corda in 2017, and is a founding member of New Virtuosi International Mastercourse. She has given masterclasses at Le Altre Note International Music Festival and the University of Transylvania in Brasov. She holds a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge and an MMus with First Class Honours and ArtDip from the RCM, where she studied with Natasha Boyarska and Ian Jewel.
Riccardo Pes was born in Spilimbergo, Italy. He graduated with outstanding from the Royal College of Music, London, on the Artist Diploma course under the tuition of professor Melissa Phelps. He was an RCM Scholar, supported by a Soiree d'Or Award, Pauline Hartley Award and the Kathleen Trust. Riccardo previously studied at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia and attended the High Specialization Music Courses held by Giovanni Sollima at Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome. He graduated the highest mark and the congratulations of the jury.
As a soloist, Riccardo has played with I Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone in Padua and with the Ensemble Serenissima at the Theater Zancanaro in Sacile. He has played music for solo cello from Bach to Morricone at the AHA! Festival at the University of Gothenburg, Terre di Maremma Festival, High Notes Festival in Lucca, Biennale of Venice. He also performed as soloist in important venues in London, such as: St James’s Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Royal Academy of Arts, Linconln’s Inn Chapel, the King’s Place and the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall.
As chamber musician Riccardo is member of the Trio Klein with which he will be touring in Italy and UK in 2020. He has also worked with important musicians such as Madeleine Mitchell, Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Thomas Zehetmair, to name a few. He regularly plays in a cello and piano duo with Yulia Chaplina and Matteo Andri.
Riccardo has studied composition with Battista Pradal and recently he was signed by the reknown Sonzogno musical edition in Milan. He published his second solo album called 100 anni dopo -100 years later. www.riccardopes.com