Yolanda Haliman, Amadea Pranoto, and Gabriella Vendrafstya

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YOLANDA HALIMAN (pianist), born in Surabaya, Indonesia on 10 October 1994, began her classical piano journey when she was 3.5 years old. She graduated with Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (Class of 2017) from Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the guidance of Frank Peters. During her study in Amsterdam, she has been an active participant in masterclasses from Jeff Cohen, Hakon Austbo, David Kuyken and Richard Egarr, and many others. She also performs in chamber music concerts, also as a duo lied. Moreover, she has given concerts across the Netherlands as a soloist. She participated in a project under the guidance of Alexander Oliver, Pierre Mak, David Bollen, and Jan-Paul Grijpink, performing Liebeslieder Walzer op.52 by Brahms for voices and four hands in Muziekgebouw as a pre-concert. Currently, she has been active as a teacher and accompanist.

AMADEA PRANOTO (violinist), was born in Surabaya, Indonesia. Since the age of 4, Amadea has been introduced to music through learning the piano. At the age of 9, she began to learn violin under the tutelage of Pratiwi Asmorowati. She then learned with Shienny Kurniawati in 2014 until present. She is a member of String Orchestra of Surabaya at the “Magical Music Night” concert, Musical Journey II & III with guest conductor Addie MS, French Spring Festival, and Classic Asik Concert. In 2016, she successfully held a Solo Recital playing works by Beethoven. She had worked together with Indonesian composer and pianist, Ananda Sukarlan and had a concert with Japan Worldship Orchestra and had been featured as the violinist in a quartet chamber. Additionally, she participated in Violin Master Class with Yin Ke, the String Programme Leader in NAFA School of Young Talents and Gia Jashvili from Germany. She finished ARSM (Associate of the Royal Schools of Music) in Violin Performance with highest distinction mark in Indonesia. Currently, she participates in many orchestras as a soloist and violinist.

GABRIELLA VENDRAFSTYA (cellist), born in 12 April 1997, learned the piano in the age of 4, violin in the age of 11 and began playing cello since the age 14. She participated in masterclasses held in Singapore, Hongkong, and Indonesia. She advanced her cello study under the guidance of Ade Sinata, Indonesian cellist and also had participated in masterclass sessions with Matteo Montanari from Italy. She has won several local competitions and currently participates in many orchestras in Surabaya as cellist.

The trio, established in October 2020, has joined Quatro Beethoven Festival to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary and won 2nd place. They played Beethoven Trio Op.1 No.3 in C Minor – I. Allegro con brio. During their self-practice, they take turns in sharing musical insights to one another. Currently, they actively practicing and creating classical music contents.

You can find the trio’s performance here.

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