Biography

The Chekhov Trio is a piano trio founded in Maastricht in 2016. Dutch violinist Emma Rhebergen, American cellist Anna Litvinenko and Belgian pianist Fem Devos like to treat chamber music as a form of theatre: they seek to communicate narrative and dialogue through their endless exploration of characters and roles within the music they perform.

The trio has performed on many stages throughout Belgium and The Netherlands, and has had several appearances on Dutch national radio. It has also achieved success in international competitions, winning the second prize and special “KCB Award” in the 2018 International Music Competition Triomphe de l’Art in Brussels, and being finalists at the 2019 Ysaÿe International Music Competition in Liège. A recent highlight has been the release of an Etcetera label recording of the works of Hans Kox, featuring their performance of his piano trio.

The Chekhov Trio has performed numerous times in the Orlando Festival in Kerkrade, and has also worked extensively with their mentor Henk Guittart, Enrico Bronzi (Trio di Parma), Wolfgang Redik (Vienna Piano Trio), Osiris Trio, Shunske Sato, Shuann Chai, and Sigiswald Kuijken, among others.