A remarkable balance of strong independent personalities led pianist Rogier Telderman begin 2018 to invite Polish violinist Adam Bałdych and French cellist Vincent Courtois to a musical adventure. Twenty-four hours after their first encounter the three musicians performed at the prestigious festival Sound of Europe. Thanks to the unique spirit of trust and genuine musical curiosity, the performance created a musical form where freedom is paradoxically managed with utmost rigour and attentiveness.
Daily newspaper Trouw hailed the performance by Bałdych-Courtois-Telderman as ‘festival highlight’. The renown website JazzNu.Com described the trio: “If you need to categorize these three inventive musicians, you cannot avoid the use of the word ‘super’. A super trio therefore.”
“ Chamber music in pretty near impossible variations ”
Rinus van der Heijden, JazzNu.com
Violinist Adam Bałdych gained international recognition at a very young age, and won the prestigious German ECHO award for International Artist of the Year aged 27. Pianist Rogier Telderman was elected most promising jazz artist by the Dutch Association of programmers in 2016. He performed at festivals such as the North Sea Jazz, Wonderfeel, November Music, Classical:Next and Transition Jazz. Cellist Vincent Courtois’ classical training endowed him with technique, precision, and instrumental control. His curiosity and eclecticism led him to play with brilliant musicians from different backgrounds and has enabled him to develop a unique musical exploration.
The musicians released music at prestigious labels ECM Records and ACT Records and collaborated with artists as Marius Neset, Louis Sclavis, Thomas Strønen, Michel Petrucciani, Nik Bärtsch and Lars Danielsson.
“ Festival highlight ”
Mischa Andriessen, daily newspaper TROUW
Adam Bałdych, violin
Vincent Courtois, cello
Rogier Telderman, piano