Biography

After their studies at the Paris Conservatory, where they are respectively students of Philippe Muller and Raphaël Pidoux (cello), Olivier Charlier (violin), Anne Queffélec, Bruno Rigutto, Claire-Marie Le Guay and Michel Dalberto (piano), Justine, Joseph and Victor Metral choose to direct their career towards chamber music and devote themselves to the vast repertoire for Piano trio, constituting the Trio Metral.


They then perfected themselves with Claire Désert, Amy Flammer, Yovan Markovitch ("Their very high instrumental level and their respective talents command admiration, but more, their deep artistic research, going to the very heart of the human, emotional and spiritual message. particularly touches me "), and François Salque, in the class of which they validate their Master, then obtain a doctorate of concert performers under the tutelage of Michel Dalberto, for whom" the Trio has all the qualities of a great ensemble, plus one , as rare as it is difficult to obtain, the common breathing they have shared since their earliest childhood. A beautiful course which allows them to rub shoulders with the most famous formations of the genre. ” The Trio Metral also receives the advice of great Masters including Gary Hoffman, Krzysztof Chorzelski of the Belcea Quartet and Alfred Brendel, within the framework of the European Chamber Music Academy, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and ProQuartet of which it is successively member and resident . He also takes part in the master class of the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Ebène Quartet and Renaud Capuçon (at the Radio-France Festival in Montpellier and at the Mozartfest in Würzbourg).


The three young musicians are recognized for their commitment and their constant search for a rich sound palette. Their sensitive and complementary characters are a source of creative energy and a bond beyond the only musical field since they are united by their unwavering family ties: brothers and sister, they claim their roots and their Savoyard heritage, the naturalness with which they live their passion, as well as expressive freedom and an happyness that they enjoy sharing by reveling in the great pages of the repertoire.


Lauréats de nombreux Concours internationaux, ils remportent en 2017 un Premier Prix au Concours International Joseph Haydn à Vienne, ainsi que le Prix du public et le Prix de la meilleure interprétation des Trios de Haydn. 


They then performed at the Cité de la Musique in Beethoven's Triple Concerto under the direction of Philippe Aïche (at the “Avant-scène” Concerts of the Philharmonie de Paris), at the Konzerthaus and the Vienna Musikverein, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, at the “Crazy Days” in Nantes and as part of the Roque d'Anthéron Festival Academy, at the Pablo Casals Festival and at the Bel-Air Art Meetings, at the “Jeunes Talents” Festival in Paris, etc. He also plays in different European countries including Florence, Vilnius, at the Mosan Summer Festival in Belgium, as well as in Morocco and the United Kingdom (recital at the Piano Festival in Oxford at the invitation of Alfred Brendel and Menahem Pressler). They also take part in a "Music Lesson" by Jean-François Zygel.


Winner of the Banque Populaire Foundation, the Trio Metral is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation and benefits from the support of the l'Or du Rhin foundation.


A first CD of the two Mendelssohn Trios, warmly received by critics and complimented by pianist Martha Argerich, was released by Aparté. The second opus, the two Trios by Chostakovitch and the one by Weinberg, recorded at the Arsenal in Metz in autumn 2019, marks the beginning of a collaboration with the label La Dolce Volta.