The recipient of various international prizes, Trio Jakob is an ensemble with the goal of exploring the piano trio repertoire and the creation of an unique soundscape through the convening of three distinct personalities.
Currently residing in the Netherlands and hailing from both Portugal and Spain, the trio is constituted by the violinist Manuel De Almeida-Ferrer, the cellist Carla Peña Romero and the pianist Imanol Casán. Since its inception in 2014, they have worked with many household names such as Dirk Mommertz, Michel Strauss, Heime Müller, Peter Nagy and Claire Désert and groups like the Vogler Quartet , Gryphon Trio and Cuarteto Casals. They are regularly coached by the Osiris Trio and have taken part in the annual encounters of Jeunesses Musicales’s International Chamber Music Campus in Weikersheim, supported by a full scholarship of JMI-Deutschland.
Having performed in concert seasons and international music festivals – among which the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Fringe Festival In Torroella de Montgrí, the Livorno Music Festival (Italy) and in the Jardí dels Tarongers (Barcelona) – the trio has recently won various chamber music competitions including the XVI CIM Les Corts in Barcelona, the II Concurso Cambra Románica in Andorra and La Follia Nuova International Competition in Italy. Their upcoming agenda includes recitals in Italy, Spain, Andorra and the Netherlands as well as a professional recording by invitation of the Metro Rec Studio in Italy.
The trio is currently part of the Le Dimore del Quartetto network, providing concerts and residencies in European historical patrimony.