The Bedford Trio has performed in Quebec as part of the Orford Music Festival and participated in the Orford Piano Trio Residency under the guidance of the Gryphon Trio. They participated in the Career Development Residency at Chamberfest in Ottawa, which included several recital performances, various outreach events in communities around Ottawa including a performance for the Health Arts Society of Ontario, and events at the National Gallery of Canada. They worked closely with composer and classical music personality Rob Kapilow (What Makes it Great?) to present a composition-in-progress about the Maman sculpture by Louise Bourgeois that is situated just outside of the National Gallery.
The Bedford Trio is honoured to be named the first piano trio to be selected for the Irene R. Miller Piano Trio Residency at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and have been the trio in residence since 2018. In 2020, the Bedford Trio will be judges for the first ever piano trio composition competition at the University of Toronto, and will be premiering the winning piece as part of the Faculty’s New Music Festival in 2021.
The Bedford Trio was founded by award winning instrumentalists Alessia Disimino (violin), Andrew Ascenzo (cello), and Jialiang Zhu (piano) and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.