Trio Parémi

The flautist Veronika Blachuta, the cellist Marilies Guschlbauer and the pianist Kasumi Yui are united by their great love of chamber music and their enthusiasm for good food.

After many years of musical collaboration between Marilies and Veronika in numerous international projects and studying together at the Mozarteum Salzburg, the idea of starting a project again arose in 2018. After getting to know Kasumi for the first time, it quickly became clear that the mutual musical understanding harmonized in an extraordinary way and that the need for intensive collaboration was great among everyone involved. The “Trio Parémi” was born.

The 2019/20 season has already taken her to performances at the Musikverein Wien as part of Jeunesse, to concerts in the Lower Austrian Music Summer, and to the Great Hall of the Philharmonic in Opole, Poland. In February 2021, the trio made their debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus as winners of “Musica Juventutis”, which was broadcast on the Austrian cultural broadcaster Ö1 and via the Vienna Konzerthaus website. The 2021/2022 season took her to various chamber music festivals such as the J.I. Schnabel Festival in Poland, the Kitzbühel summer concerts and the Zell summer concerts. Most recently, the Trio Parémi thrilled people in April 2023 with the concert “Revolutionary Women” at the Vienna Musikverein. The extraordinary program is dedicated exclusively to the works of female composers and celebrates their revolutionary role in music history. Another tour with Jeunesse has been scheduled for 2024.

Veronika Blachuta is an Austrian flautist with Polish roots. She can already look back on a busy international concert schedule. She has appeared as a soloist with major symphony orchestras such as the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Pilsen Philharmonic. She has received several awards at international competitions – for example with first prize and overall victory at the 45th International Radio Competition ‘Concertino Praga’ and prizewinner at the 6th International Flute Competition in Krakow. She gained her first experience as an orchestra musician as a solo flutist in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. From 2017 to 2019, the Austrian musician was a scholarship holder of the Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra Academy under the direction of Daniel Barenboim. She has worked several times as solo flutist at the Staatsoper unter den Linden. Further invitations also led her to the SWR Symphony Orchestra as a solo flutist. The Vienna-born flutist received her training from Prof. Michael Kofler at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. In 2020 she completed her master’s degree with honors. As a passionate chamber musician, Veronika Blachuta makes music in a variety of projects and ensembles.

The cellist Marilies Guschlbauer has appeared as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles at international festivals such as the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Festival, the Verbier Festival Academy, the City of London Festival, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, Quincena Musical San Sebastian, Franconian Music Days and heard at festivals in Austria. In recent years, performances have taken her to New York City, Washington DC, Mexico, Japan, China, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Marilies has received multiple awards, including at the On Stage Competition 2018, the Liezen International Cello Competition, the Manhattan International Music Competition and the International Competition “Giovani Musicisti – Città di Treviso” 2019 and is a multiple prize winner at the ISA 2023. Born in Austria, she graduated her bachelor’s degree at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Clemens Hagen and her master’s degree with Nicolas Altstaedt at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin, each with distinction. She is currently continuing her studies in the Chamber Music Master’s course at the University of Music in Vienna with Johannes Meissl. Marilies is a scholarship holder of the German foundation Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz and an mdw artist. She received chamber music inspiration from Hatto Beyerle, Eberhard Feltz, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Robert Levin, Johannes Meissl, Patrick Jüdt and Peter Nagy.

Kasumi Yui is a pianist from Japan who won first prize at the 23rd International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach in the chamber music category as a duo. As a chamber musician, she has been invited to, among others, the PODIUM Festival Mödling (Austria), Daejeon Chamber Music Festival (Korea) and Festival Bergerac (France) and a major tour of Japan in 2023. Since 2017 she has been giving concerts as a scholarship holder of the German Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz Foundation. Kasumi Yui received her training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she studied piano performance from 2009 to 2013. She then began her piano chamber music studies with Avedis Kouyoumdjian, which she completed in June