The Trio Cénacle was founded in 2015 by German soprano Evelyn Czesla, Dutch bass-baritone Nico Wouterse and Luxembourgish pianist Michèle Kerschenmeyer.
The name Cénacle refers to Le Cénacle de Victor HUGO, a changing group of artists who met between 1827 and 1830 in the house of Victor Hugo to perform their latest works to each other, as was customary in the 19th century. This period is generally considered to be the birth of French Romanticism in literature.
In the relatively short time since the formation of the trio, the musicians have accomplished various extraordinary projects:
Commissioned by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, the Luxembourg composer Marco Pütz composed a composition entitled A Vianden in 2017, which he dedicated to the Trio Cénacle.
The composition was premiered by the trio in October 2017 at the Philharmonie Luxemburg.
In 2018 the label "Profil Edition Günter Händler" released the trio's first CD with songs by the Trier composer Georges Schmitt (1821 - 1900).
In the summer of 2020, a film adaptation of the composition A Vianden was made in collaboration with the film director James Chan-A-Sue. The premiere of the film took place in the presence of HRH Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Jean Asselborn. The premiere in Vianden Castle was exactly on the 200th anniversary of the poem A Vianden.
The film Victor Hugo - A Vianden was nominated in 2022 by the international film festivals Beyond the curve, The Soho London independent film festival and the Heart of Europe, international monthly film festival, which also selected the film as Best Short Art Movie.
During the 2021/2022 season, the Trio Cénacle presented a weekly series on the song, entitled On wings of song, on the Luxembourg culture and news channel Radio 100,7.lu.
A new CD recording Joy, joy - For Christ is born with international Christmas carols has been released for Christmas 2022. A co-production with the Calamus Reed Quintet and arranger and composer Christopher Meux.
The next CD will be released in spring 2023 with songs based on texts by Victor Hugo, supplemented by quotes from Hugo, spoken by the Luxembourgish actor Pitt Simon.
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