NEWS: The new CD of the Pamina Trio (-20th Century Works-) was released
on December 1st 2010! (→Discography)
The Pamina Trio is one of the most successful ensembles of their generation. After its foundation by the Japanese violinist Ikuko Kitakado, the Spanish clarinetist Beatriz López and the Japanese pianist Keiko Hattori in 2004 in Salzburg, comes success immediately: they won two first prizes in a short period of time; at the 7th International Chamber Music Competition in Vinaros and at the 5th International Music Competition "Marco Fiorindo" in Turin. Again in June 2009 they were the winner at the 5th International Music Competition "Les Corts" in Barcelona.
As a consequence of this prizes and also the extensive studies with Prof. Alois Brandhofer, Prof. Benjamin Schmid and Prof. Cordelia Höfer at the Mozarteum University Salzburg made them early start of the international career possible. They are often invited to recitals, international music festivals and concert tours in Europe and Japan. All of their concerts are followed by the best audience and critics reactions.
The Pamina Trio is clearly compromised with the music of their contemporaries, and among their immediate projects is the wish to perform the music of unfairly unknown composers, and at the same time to continue playing the more classical repertoire for the trio with clarinet, viola and piano.