The Bedford Trio

Founded in 2016, the Bedford Trio is already thrilling audiences with their dynamic, elegant, and energetic performances. In November 2018, the Bedford Trio competed and were finalists in the Anton Rubinstein International Chamber Music Competition in Dusseldorf, Germany. The trio has performed in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and is looking forward to resuming their performance activities that have been suspended for the 2020/21 season due to COVID19. The group’s repertoire ranges from the classic piano trios of Beethoven and Brahms to contemporary works by Canadian and International composers. They are committed to commissioning and performing contemporary repertoire by both established and emerging composers. Most recently they have premiered piano trios by emerging Canadian composers Roydon Tse (Forgetting) and Henrique Coe (Martyrium).
 
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.