The Dvořák Trio brings together three outstanding musicians - pianist Ivo Kahánek, violinist Jan Fišer and cellist Tomáš Jamník.
Under the original name of Trio Concertino, the ensemble began its current composition in 2004 at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the direction of professors Josef Chuchr, a former member of the Suk Trio, and Ivan Klánský, a member of the Guarneri Trio. The success did not wait long and the ensemble won the 9th Bohuslav Martinů Foundation Interpretation Competition in the same year.
The imaginary springboard, however, was the debut in the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague in 2007 after receiving the Czech Chamber Music Association Award. The ensemble was invited to collaborate with the German Villa Musica Foundation and its docents Eszter Haffner and Jean-Claude Gérard. In 2009, the Dvořák Trio conquered metropolises such as Shanghai, Hong-Kong, Manila, Singapore and Bangkok as part of its Asian tour. In 2010 and 2015, the ensemble performed at the renowned Styriarte Graz Festival.
Among the most important concerts and collaborations are certainly the afternoon concerts within the season of the Berlin Philharmonic, the recital in the series of the Society for Chamber Music at the Czech Philharmonic in the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, performances with the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, appearances at the prestigious Dresdner Musikfestspiele and the Mainzer Musiksommer. The Dvořák Trio can also boast a debut at Hamburg's famous Elbphilharmonie in 2018 as part of the Czech it out!
It is, therefore, no surprise that the debut album featuring works by Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák, released on the Supraphon label, was warmly received by professional critics both at home and abroad (The Gramophone, International Record Review, Harmonie) and already in 2013 predicted a promising future for the Dvořák Trio.