Maciej Skrzeczkowski, Phoebe Rousochatzaki, and Matylda Adamus

Maciej Skrzeczkowski, Phoebe Rousochatzaki, and Matylda Adamus

As students at Early Music Department of The Royal Conservatory in the Hague we made up our minds to form a piano trio, as a result of great musical understanding of one another. Following the idea of including less known composers in the concert programmes for the sake of enrichment of the knowledge of art, all of us have been individually seeking for masterpieces of forgotten authors that have not been presented to a wider public yet and bringing them back to life. As a trio we concentrate mainly on the repertoire from the turn of 18th and 19th centuries, with emphasis on the composers around the Viennese environment (mostly students of Haydn). Our aim is to provide liveliness, innovation and authenticity to the performance. We have been supervised by acclaimed musicians such as Bart van Oort, Richard Egarr, Walter Reiter and Lucia Swarts. Maciej Skrzeczkowski was born in 2001 in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from Zenon Brzewski’s Secondary Music School, where he studied modern piano with Marek Bracha and harpsichord with Beata Popis. Currently he is studying fortepiano and harpsichord at Royal Conservatory in The Hague with Richard Egarr, Bart van Oort and Petra Somlai. He attended masterclasses with Tobias Koch, Nikolai Demidenko, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Christophe Rousset and was selected for a masterclass with Pierre Hantaï in Academie Musicale de Villecroze and Ton Koopman Academy in 2021. He received the 3rd prize on Concorso Internazionale di Clavicembalo in Milan, Italy in 2019, 1st prize and a special prize for the best performance of a waltz on International Subcarpathian Chopin Competition for Young Talents in Rzeszów, Poland (2019) and several other prizes on piano and harpsichord competitions in Poland. Maciej played on many harpsichord festivals, including Urbino Musica Antica Festival and two editions of Wanda Landowska Academy in Warsaw and also performed multiple times in Chopin Museum in Warsaw and Chopin’s Birthplace in Żelazowa Wola. In 2019, he was a soloist in his phonographic debut recording of “Concertino per clavicembalo e dieci strumenti” by Roman Palester with Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by Łukasz Borowicz in the Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw, Poland. Phoebe Rousochatzaki started violin lessons at the age of six in Athens, Greece. She studied classical violin at the Athens Conservatory with Apollon Grammatikopoulos. She obtained her diploma with distinction in 2019. Currently, she is a Bachelor 4 student in Classical Violin at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Koninklijk Conservatorium), in the class of Joseph Puglia. She is also following a minor in Early Music – Baroque violin under the guidance of Walter Reiter. She received numerous annual prizes/distinctions for her performance in violin: Ismini Karter Violin Scholarship (Athens, September 2019), 2nd prize Concours Europeen: Jeunes Solistes, (Luxembourg, November 2021). Among others she is actively participating in: Sion Music Festival (2021, 2022), Young Euro Classic (2021), Old Ox (2020,2021). In September 2021 she was invited to participate at the Ton Koopman Academy. Since 2019 she is a member of the Academy of Young Musicians of the Athens State Orchestra. In March 2022 she performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Orchestra of the 18th century and Jonathan Cohen. She is also a graduate in Theoretical Physics, (National Technical University of Athens). Matylda Adamus was born in 1997 in Wroclaw, Poland. She studied modern cello with Roberto Trainini at the Conservatorio Claudio Monteverdi in Bolzano (2016-2020) and graduated with the highest marks. She got introduced to the baroque cello by her former early music teacher Catherine Jones with whom she studied in the Conservatorio Felice Dall’Abaco in Verona (2018-2020). Matylda is currently a student finishing her Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in historical cello in the class of Lucia Swarts. She performed in Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and took part in world premieres and recordings for the Polish Radio (with “Orkiestra historyczna oh!”), and the Italian label Nuovo Suono (with Theresia Orchestra). She won scholarships to Theresia Orchestra (2019-2023) and Academia Montis Regalis (2020,2021), thus she got the opportunity to play under the guidance of the most prominent musicians of the historically informed performance practice such as Enrico Onofri and Alfredo Bernardini. Matylda took part in numerous festivals e.g. I concerti di Euterpe, Festival dei Saraceni, Vicenza in lirica, Milano Arte Musica, Monteverdi Festival, Concerts d’Ete a St.Germain, Trame Sonore, Alto Adige Festival, Settimana Mozartiana etc. As a chamber music performer she won prizes on the competitions in Italy (2nd prize on the Adriatic LNG-Giovani Musicisti Veneti 2019 and 1st prize “Primo Premio Assoluto” in Citta di Stresa 2019). For the season 2022-2023 she takes part in the Samama Fellowship of Holland Baroque. She performed as a soloist with the Youth Orchestra Montis Regalis in Mondovi (Italy) and recently in the Triple Concerto of Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century under the baton of Jonathan Cohen.

You can find the trio’s 2022 19th Century Music Competition performance here.