A top-notch ensemble, the Amael Piano Trio!
New York Concert Review
(Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY)
... a superb Beethoven's 'Archduke',full-blooded in tone yet also respectful of structural clarity. Magical colouring of modulations, highlighting of luminescent thrilling, and fresh shades... The Classical Source
The Forge, London)
...The concert of Amael Piano Trio shall remain reasonably be remembered as a great artistic event of valuable guest artists from Slovenia...Radio Belgrade
(Great Hall of Kolarac Belgrade)
...an extremely high level of musical communication. These three excellent musicians, all of them masters of their instrument, amalgamate their respective expertise in a high-quality musical experience...Vjesnik - Zagreb
The Amael Piano Trio was founded by three very accomplished artists, who, individually, have backgrounds as prominent soloists and chamber musicians.
All three artists, the pianist, Tatjana Ognjanović, the violinist, Volodja Balžalorsky and the cellist Damir Hamidullin, have performed internationally as guests of numerous music festivals and cycles, and as soloists with many orchestras.
Individually, as well, they have also created multiple CD,s and have made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings throughout Europe and in the USA and Asia.
The trio has 14 years of successful performances in a variety of venues, concert series, and festivals including Carnegie Hall in New York, Grieg Festival in Bergen 2010, Mask Fest in San Mario (2010), Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome (2010), The Forge Concert Series in London 2010 and 2012, Festival Spectrum 2009 at Gasteig in Munich, Forfest 2009 in Kromeriz, Kolarc Chamber Music Podium 2010 in Belgrade, Festival NIMUS in Niš, Bled Festival, Pučišča Summer Festival, Bol Summer Festival, performance at Cankarjev Dom 2012 (the most important cultural centre in Slovenia), the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Radenci, Summer Music Festival of Hvar (Croatia), International concert series of Zemono, The Spectrum Festival etc.
The Amael Trio has achieved the status of being among the most sought after chamber groups in Slovenia. In addition to performing known traditional trio literature from various style epochs, the trio is also dedicated to performing contemporary works, and to the promotion, internationally, of Slovenian composers of piano trio literature.