An extremely high musical and technical standard
— David Cohen

The Avant Piano Trio is an italian-slovenian chamber music group founded in 2017 by the pianist Alessandro Viale, violinist Rebecca Raimondi and cellist Urška Horvat. As soloists and chamber musicians, they have held many appearances on stage in Italy, Slovenia, UK and abroad. They are recipients of numerous national and international awards and have participated in several seminars and courses for solo and chamber music.

The Avant Trio is an ensemble recognized for their intensely expressive and passionate music making. Trio is particularly interested in performing chamber works of the 19th and 20th century, discovering and commissioning living composers.

In 2017 the trio was invited to perform at the conference of living composers 'Comporre Oggi 2017' in L'Aquila, Italy. The successful concerts were followed by the interview in the magazine Musica+ and the invitation to the summer festival of Accademia Filarmonica Romana 'I Giardini della Filarmonica Romana' 2018 in Rome where they have given a world premiere of a piece written by the italian composer Orazio Sciortino.


Their public appearances include Godalming Concert Series, St Mary Moorfields and St Alphege Music Concert Series in Solihull. In May 2018 they performed at the Trinity Laban Debussy Festival in London.

They were selected as one of the four ensembles for prestigious Trondheim Chamber Music Academy in Norway in September 2018.

They were invited as Musicians in Residence for the Indian October Festival 2018, which will take place all around India in a three weeks period consisting of concerts and masterclasses.

The ensemble has the privilege to work with the American violinist Jacqueline Ross at Guildhall.