Trio Cortado (born in The Hague, 2012) is an unusual wind trio: flute (Hannah de Witte), cor anglias (Arthur Klaassens) and bass clarinet (Jasper Grijpink). All the musicians are frequently seen in Dutch symphony orchestra’s and they have a long history of playing together.
Not only the combination of instruments is rare, but also the repertoire the trio plays. Own and tailor-made arrangements of everything between Bach and Elliot Carter.
Trio Cortado have commissioned recently new works by Dutch composers Ruben Naeff (‘Unpretentious but Virtuosic Minutes’), Leonard Evers (‘End of Summer’) and Christiaan Richter (‘Slot Machine’).
French music however has a special place reserved for Hannah, Arthur and Jasper, so it’s not a surprise the debut-album Couleur Locale consists of music by Debussy, Ravel and Couperin.
Or, how they phrase it:
“Couleur Locale represents our complete music vision from creation to performance.”