Oct 03, 2023

By Andy Johnson

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Canada’s Rilian Trio has won first prize at the 12th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway.

The trio of young up-and-coming musicians, pianist Godwin Friesen, violinist Daniel Dastoor and cellist David Liam Roberts, was formed in 2021 at the Glenn Gould School of Music at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto.

The Trio was selected from seven chamber groups who made it to the finals, all of whom were required to perform Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D 898.

The competition is held every two years and alternates between piano trios and string quartets.

The Toronto trio wins a purse of more than $21,000 CAD and festival engagements through the coming year.


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