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Diego Schissi

Composer and pianist Diego Schissi has been commissioned to write a trio for Finland's own Sibelius Piano Trio. Born and raised in Argentina, Schissi is best known in the worlds of jazz and Latin American music. Founder of the Diego Schissi Quinteto, he has played extensively in Brazil and Argentina where he has developed his own take on tango to great acclaim. Many of his pieces take off from dance or song forms, and are written for diverse instrumental ensembles, usually ones that include a piano part that he plays.

Diego Schissi's 2012 composition for percussion without piano "Juego de Relojes" was part of the Grammy-nominated album "Smoke and Mirrors Vanishes", recorded by Yarlung Records. In the new work Coretet has commissioned, Schissi returns to the world of piano, with a substantial work written for the Sibelius Piano Trio. Schissi's trio will be part of another recording by Yarlung Records, to be released in 2016.

Diego Schissi Quinteto

Diego Schissi is best known in the worlds of jazz and Argentinian tango. However, you can sample his writing and playing in the recording of Nene, on the Sibelius Piano Trio album, by Yarlung Records.

Links to Schissi and Sibelius Piano Trio on YouTube

Listen to Diego Schissi's Liquido 5 played be his quintet.

Listen to the Sibelius Piano Trio play the first movement of "Lovisa" by Jean Sibelius.

Sibelius Piano Trio

The Sibelius Piano Trio consists of three Finnish musicians who have grown up with Jean Sibelius's music as part of their cultural heritage.

Sibelius Piano Trio

The Sibelius Piano Trio has toured extensively in Europe in recent years with great critical success. The trio consists of three young Finnish players, violinist Peteri Iivonen, cellist Samuli Peltonen and pianist Juho Pohjonen, for all of whom the music of Jean Sibelius is in the blood.

Sbelius Piano Trio