TrioColores is a powerhouse of talent and innovation, bursting onto the music scene with unbridled energy and insatiable passion for percussion. Composed of award-winning musicians, Mathias Kessler, Luca Staffelbach, and Fabian Ziegler, this virtuosic ensemble showcases an expansive range of percussive literature. Together they magically combine into TrioColores.
Playing as an ensemble since 2017, the repertoire of TrioColores spreads over a large spectrum of 20th century percussion masterpieces by Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich, and John Cage, alongside works by living composers such as Ivan Trevino, Emmanuel Séjourné, and Thierry de Mey. Their knowledge of classical and contemporary music, combined with their interest in challenging the traditional boundaries of modern music, result in creative, ambitious, and uniquely arranged concert programs. The Trio shares with audiences both the versatility of percussion instruments and the fascinating, always growing, new timbres they provide.
Recent and upcoming highlights include First Prize at the International Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition (Maryland), recitals at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, musica aperta Festival, and the Lenzburgiade Festival, the premiere of a new Triple Concerto composed by Avner Dorman, a second South Korean tour (including Seoul Art Center), and the release of their debut CD in October 2024.
Currently, TrioColores continues to maintain and develop a determination to reimagine classical works, giving them a fresh sound through new arrangements using only percussion instruments. Recent arrangements include Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Debussy’s Deux arabesques, Messiaen’s Prelude pour le piano, and others. A second, equally strong focus of the Trio is the commissioning of new works by emerging, promising young composers.
Hailing from both Austria and Switzerland, TrioColores won the jury and audience award at the Migros-Kulturprozent Chamber Music Competition in Zürich and a silver medal at the Berlin International Music Competition (2019).
TrioColores endorses Meinl Percussion and Cymbals and Pearl/Adams Concert Percussion instruments.