The musicians of the Volkmann Trio have shared their passion for both the famous and lesser known piano trio repertoire since 2013.
The musicians of the Volkmann trio (Valentina Tóth, piano, Coraline Groen, violin, and Jobine Siekman, cello) have shared their passion for boththe famous and the lesser known piano trio repertoire since 2013. They met at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. The trio received master classes from e.g. David Dolan, Ellen Corver, Vera Beths, Michel Strauss, Richard Lester, Peter Brunt and David Kuyken. They won the Chamber Music Prize from the Royal Conservatoire in 2015. In the same year, they were invited by the Dutch embassy in Lithuania to play a concert in the National Philharmonic hall in Vilnius, and in 2016 they played for the Dutch embassy in Brussels. Last October they debuted in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. The Volkmann trio named themselves after Robert Volkmann (1815-1883), one of the more unknown composers the trio likes to stand up for.
“vol overgave en passie werd dit stuk gebracht…..- Een concert met een gouden randje’.’”
Nel Kerkman, Zandvoortse Courant
Coraline is a passionate chamber and orchestra musician. During her Bachelor studies she studied in London and The Hague with Peter Brunt, Philippe Graffin and Rodney Friend. She started her Masters – specializations Orchestra and Ensemble Academy – in The Hague with Vera Beths this year. She was leader in collaborations with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (with Daniel Harding) and the Antwerp Philharmonic, and played with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Trevor Pinnock and Xian Zhang. Coraline is a member of the Volkmann trio, ‘De Formule’, and forms a duo with bayan player Robbrecht Van Cauwenberghe.
Coraline has a violin (W. Crijnen, 2006) and a bow (A. Grütter, 2003) on loan from the collection of The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.
Dutch cellist Jobine Siekman is currently finishing her Masters of Performance degree as Irene Hanson Scholar at the Royal College of Music with professor Richard Lester. She was previously at the Junior Department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she learned with Lucia Swarts and Dmitri Ferschtman and for one year with Harro Ruijsenaars in Gothenburg. In 2017 she graduated from the Royal College of Music with first class honours with professor Melissa Phelps. In 2016 Jobine won the third prize in the finals of the National Cello Competition of Cellobiennale Amsterdam. Prior to that she was awarded second prize in the National Competition of the foundation Young Music Talent of the Year (2011) and the Anna Shutlleworth Prize in the RCM cello competition (2016). In July 2017 she played the second Bach Suite in Wigmore Hall as part of the RCM String Showcase concert. Jobine is a passionate chamber musician and a member of several successful ensembles with which she performs regularly in the UK and the Netherlands. She participated in masterclasses with Gary Hoffman, Johannes Goritzki, Frans Helmerson, Anner Bijlsma and Jean-Guihen Queyras. Jobine is sponsored by the Hendrik Muller Fonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Valentina graduated with distinction for her Bachelor Studies Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She also studied Acting at the RITCS (Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema and Sound) in Brussels.
In April 2013, at the age of 18, Challenge Classics released her first CD, Hungarian Horizon. Valentina received a Diapason d’Or for this CD.
She received the first prize and audience prize at the National Princess Christina Concours in the Hague and the first prize at the International Music Competition Stockholm. Amongst others, she was finalist of the Steinway Concours and YPF piano competition, where she soloed with the Enaccord string quartet.
In 2009, when she was 15, she gave a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York. In the same year, she performed live on Dutch Television for Menahem Pressler at the “Edison Gala 2009”. In 2015, she gave a lunch concert at the Concertgebouw (small hall) in Amsterdam.
She soloed with the Frisian Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Youth String Orchestra, the Northern Philharmonic, The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Dutch Wind Ensemble (NBE) and the National Youth Orchestra.
Valentina is the pianist of the Dutch TV show “De Tiende Van Tijl”.
Concert ‘Light and Dark’ at the Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam Join the Volkmann trio as they discover music in the paintings of Rembrandt and celebrate the 2019 Rembrandt year. They will present music by Mozart, Abrahamsen and Bloch and share their insights on a painting by...read more
Our pianist, Valentina Tóth, has just released her 2nd CD, Ruralia Hungarica / Humoresken in Form einer Suite, with Challenge Records. She has been touring the Netherlands for the past month to promote her CD and it has received many wonderful reviews! Click here to...read more
We closed last season in the spectacular 'Museum Voorlinden' (picture). 2018-2019 has now started and we have been busy bees! After performing two of the most wonderful piano trio's (Dvorak no. 2 and Beethoven op. 70 no. 2) last year, we have started rehearsing new...read more
On the 25th of April Coraline won the audition for the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest Academy place for violin in Amsterdam. Next concert season 2018-2019 she will be playing with this prestigious orchestra en will be receiving coaching from members of...read more
After our inspiring masterclasses in London, we started 2018, filled with energy. We had rehearsal sessions in Groningen, Brussels and The Hague. Sunday 8th of April we will play our favourite piano trios by Bloch, Dvorak and Beethoven in Voorschoten, and...read more
Concertgebouw Amsterdam On Wednesday the 11th of October, the Volkmann Trio gave a lunchtime recital in de Kleine Zaal in Concertgebouw Amsterdam. They were invited by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation to play this concert, because Jobine and...read more
Alles wat zij ten gehore brachten was mooi, verantwoord, evenwichtig’
Willem van de Vrande
16th of July, 13:15
Villa La Fonte, Fiesole, Italy
Lunch time concert: Dvorak f minor trio for ECMA masterclasss
17th of July, 21:30
Chiostro di S. Croce, Florence, Italy
Ravel Trio for ECMA masterclasss
7th of August, 20:30
10th of August, 15:00
program: ‘Licht en Donker’
works by a.o. Mozart, Ravel and Bloch and Abrahamsen
10th of September
Societeit de Witte, Den Haag, besloten concert
3rd of October 20:00
Veur Theater, Voorburg
works by Beethoven and Ravel
5th of October 20:00
Goede Rede Concerts, Almere
works by Pärt, Bloch, Abrahamsen and Ravel