Trío Arbós was formed in 1996 in honour of the violinist, director and Spanish composer Enrique Fernández Arbós (1863–1939), and currently comprises Cecilia Bercovich (violin and viola), José Miguel Gómez (cello) and Juan Carlos Garvayo (piano). It has established itself as one of Spain’s leading chamber ensembles. The trio’s repertoire ranges from the Classical and Romantic to the contemporary, with specially commissioned works forming a significant part of their programmes. Roberto Sierra, Jorge E. López, José Luis Turina, Marisa Manchado, Alejandro Román and Harry Hewitt are some of the composers who have dedicated works to this prestigious ensemble. The trio has also collaborated closely with renowned composers such as Pascal Dusapin, Jonathan Harvey and Toshio Hosokawa and with numerous stellar performers.
The Trío Arbós has appeared frequently in major concert halls and festivals in more than 30 countries and has recorded the complete Piano Trios by Joaquín Turina for Naxos [8.555870], as well as several other albums of music by Spanish and Latin American composers on other labels.
Since 2005 Trío Arbós has held a residence at the Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid. Their project Triple Zone has been recently lauded by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung of Germany.
Photo: Michal Novak