The Trio Fibonacci was formed in the Spring of 1998 and distinguishes itself by its inspired and virtuosic interpretations of contemporary repertoire of which it is one of the only defenders in the Piano Trio medium. Many of Canada’s finest composers have dedicated works to the group: John Rea, Jean Lesage, André Villeneuve, Denys Bouliane, Jean-François Laporte, Serge Provost and Yannick Plamondon.
The group takes its name from the celebrated thirteenth century mathematician whose theories and discoveries so much influenced compositional techniques. Not wishing to restrict themselves to a fixed trio formation, the Trio Fibonacci makes solos and duos – in various combinations – an integral part of their performances.
From the their debut season the trio imposed themselves on the international scene, notably with a tour of England in April 1999 which included performances of the Piano Trio by Jonathan Harvey (played in the presence of the composer for his sixtieth birthday) as well as the première of the definitive version of ‘Independence Quadrilles’ by Michæl Finnissy.
In August 2000 the trio gave a high profile tour of Argentina and Brazil which involved performances for television and a CD recording for an anthology of composers from Rio de Janeiro. In November 2000 the trio made its second major tour in the UK, which included a performance of trios by Wolfgang Rihm, York Höller and Jonathan Harvey at the prestigious Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, in the presence of the composers.