Biography

NYX Trio

 

 ANETE TOČA   flute

    TATJANA OSTROVSKA  violin

     IEVA SARJA  piano

 

 

 

 

Latvian chamber music ensemble NYX Trio was formed in 2011 by two members of Latvian National symphony orchestra – violinist Tatjana Ostrovska and flutist Anete Toca. Since then together with pianist Ieva Sarja they have performed in various venues across Europe, including Westminster Cathedral Hall in London, Gibraltar and many others.

 

One of the artistic priorities of NYX Trio is to introduce new audiences to classical music. Nowadays the audience of classical concerts is strictly formed and many people feel they do not understand the music well enough to belong to this elite group. NYX Trio is trying to break this stereotype by introducing new, more democratic approach to classical concert format – such as textual introduction to performed music with emphasis on interesting facts from composer’s lives that audience members can relate to; mixing different genres of performing arts - music and theatre or poetry; performing in unusual venues- parks, art galleries etc.

 

First performance of the trio took place at Contemporary Art Forum “Nuite Blanch” in Riga as part of Latvian National symphony orchestra all-night presentation and was very well received. Trio also took part in concert series held in a small theatre studio “Hamlet” in Riga and open-air concert series “Musical Breakfast” in Sigulda – lunchtime concerts held in the park of an old castle. In its last project "Evening Stories" - members of trio were telling stories behind the musical pieces - such as composer’s intention, interesting facts about composer's life. This made music much more understandable to the audience, especially to people without musical background. Latest perfomance of NYX Trio took place at Latvian radio recording studio and was broadcasted live.

 

Another artistic goal of NYX Trio is to popularize Latvian culture – from rich folklore traditions to music of contemporary composers – trio already have several musical pieces of Latvian composers in its repertoire and future plans include the recording of NYX Trio debut CD of rare Latvian chamber music for flute, violin and piano.