Pavel Vernikov, violin
Anatole Liebermann, cello
Konstantin Bogino, piano
The Tchaikovsky Trio was formed in Moscow in 1975. Its members Pavel Vernikov, Konstantin Bogino and Anatole Liebermann brilliantly achieved their academic qualifications for their instruments and chamber music at the Moscow Conservatoire, studying with the greatest Russian musicians of the '70's.
In the former Soviet Union the Tchaikovsky Trio obtains great acclaim, performing almost 180 concerts between 1975 and 1978 and taking part to significant events of the music life of the period. In 1978 Pavel Vernikov and Konstantin Bogino move to the ex-Yugoslavian town of Belgrade and in 1979 they are awarded the Grand Prix of Monaco and the Vittorio Gui prizes.
The Trio, due to this short and forced interruption, was reconstituted in 1981, when Anatole Liebermann leaves the Soviet Union . From that moment on the concert activity of the Trio develops in the most important music venues in France , Italy , the Netherlands , Yugoslavia , Finland , Japan , USA and Canada .
The Tchaikovsky Trio has performed in the most significant international festivals, among them: Menton and Sully (France), Santander ( Spain ), Naantali and Kuhmo ( Finland ), Brescia/Bergamo and Turin ( Italy ).
Among the venues: Salle Gaveau and Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Teatro alla Scala and Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, Teatro alla Pergola in Florence, Théatre de la Maison Neuve in Montreal, Carnagie Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and many others.
The Tchaikovsky Trio has taken part to several international broadcasts and boast recordings in France , Italy , Yugoslavia and Finland . Since many years its members are jurors of significant international competitions. Individually they have all developed a relevant solistic and didactic activity, performing chamber music with important musicians such as K. Zimmermann, C. Ivaldi, O. Kagan, P. Fontanarosa, M. Nordmann, Y. Bashmet, M. Tipo, N. Gutman , G. Caussé. They also teach at master classes all over the world.
After a few year separation the Tchaikovsky Trio has recently returned to its original composition. They share a common music background and their ventennial collaboration makes this wonderful trio an amazing interpreter of trio compositions as well as of the Russian repertoire in particular.
Pavel Vernikov's violin is the "Baron Knoff" by Pietro Guarneri (1743) while Anatole Liebermann plays a 1712 Giovanni Grancino cello.