Anica Dumitrita Vieru, violin
Giorgia Lenzo, viola
Milena Punzi, cello
Gian Maria Bonino, piano
L. van Beethoven: String Trio in C minor No 3, Op. 9
R. Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47
The Trio Astra consists of three young women who have distinguished themselves as excellent soloists in competitions and on the concert platform. Anica Dumitrita Vieru (Moldova), Giorgia Lenzo and Milena Punzi (both Italy) formed their trio in 2013 while students of the Conservatorio Statale di Musica in Turin, where they were mentored by Carlo Bertola and Anna Dzialak Savytska. Their extensive repertoire includes works where the basic trio is expanded to an octet, a quintet with piano and clarinet, or a piano quartet, as for this Ljubljana concert. Acclaimed Italian pianist Gianmaria Bonino will play a fortepiano from Schumann’s time – an instrument built by John Broadwood in 1845.