The Amael Piano Trio has received oustanding international acclaim performing in New York, London, Rome, Belgrade, Bergen, San Marino, Munich and some other European cities.
A top-notch ensemble, the Amael Piano Trio!
New York Concert Review
(Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY November 13 2010)
... a superb Beethoven's 'Archduke',full-blooded in tone yet also respectful of structural clarity. Magical colouring of modulations, highlighting of luminescent thrilling, and fresh shades...
The Classical Source
The Forge, London, November 30 2010)
...The concert of Amael Piano Trio shall remain reasonably be remembered as a great artistic event of valuable guest artists from Slovenia...
...an extremely high level of musical communication. These three excellent musicians, all of them masters of their instrument, amalgamate their respective expertise in a high-quality musical experience...
Vjesnik - Zagreb
New York Concert Review - Amael Trio at Carnegie Hall, July 2006 Amael Piano Trio is a very fine group. The stringplayer's intonation is impeccable, their tone is rich, beautiful and homogeneous and can vary from floating delicacy to vibrant full bodied sonorousness...
A large multi-national audience rewarded the performers with warm approval and prolonged ovations...
The Amael Piano Trio was founded by three very accomplished artists, who, individually, have backgrounds as prominent soloists and chamber musicians.
All three artists, the pianist, Tatjana Ognjanovic, the violinist, Volodja Balzalorsky and the cellist Damir Hamidullin, have performed internationally as guests of numerous music festivals and cycles, and as soloists with many orchestras.
Individually, as well, they have also created multiple CD,s and have made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings throughout Europe and in the USA and Asia.
The trio has 14 years of successful performances in a variety of venues, concert series, and festivals including: Spectrum Series and Universal Affair at Carnegie Hall in New York, Grieg Festival in Bergen, Mask Fest in San Mario, Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome, Festival Spectrum at Gasteig in Munich, Forfest in Kromeriz, Kolarc Chamber Music Podium in Belgrade, Festival NIMUS in Nis, Festival of Nations, Rome, Gasteig chamber music Series, Tallin chamber music festival, Bled Festival, Pucisca Summer Festival, Bol Summer Festival, performance at Cankarjev Dom (the most important cultural centre in Slovenia), the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Radenci, Summer Music Festival of Hvar (Croatia), International concert series of Zemono, The Spectrum Festival etc.
The Amael Trio has achieved the status of being among the most sought after chamber groups in Slovenia. In addition to performing known traditional trio literature from various style epochs, the trio is also dedicated to performing contemporary works, and to the promotion, internationally, of Slovenian composers of piano trio literature.