Outstanding CHLOÉ PIANO TRIO in Our Much-Anticipated Enescu Series

05/05/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, 1 Belgrave Square , SW1X 8PH

The prestigious long-running Enescu Series will feature CHLOÉ PIANO TRIO: Maria Gîlicel (violin), Jobine Siekman (cello) and George Todică (piano) in an extraordinary concert on 5 May 2022. The Chloé Piano Trio, current RPS Henderson Prize for Chamber Ensemble Award winners, was formed in 2017 by outstanding emerging musicians at the Royal College of Music, London.

The string trio’s programme will include alongside George Enescu’s “ Piano Trio in G minor (1897)”, works by J. Haydn, J. Brahms and R. Clarke.


J. Haydn - Piano Trio in E flat Major, Hob. XV: 29

                    I. Poco Allegretto

                    II. Andantino et innocentemente

                    III. Finale in the German Style

J. Brahms - Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (final version) - I. Allegro con brio

G. Enescu - Piano Trio in G minor (1897) - III. Andante

R. Clarke -  Piano Trio in E flat minor (1921)

                    I. Moderato ma appassionato

                    II. Andante molto semplice

                    III. Allegro vigoroso


The Chloé Piano Trio performed across the UK and abroad (France, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands), including London venues such as the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Charlton House, Royal Academy of Arts, Champs Hill (Sussex), Austrian Cultural Forum, Lichfield Festival. Notable appearances include performing for HRH Prince Charles during his President Visit at the Royal College of Music in March 2020. In February 2022 they were selected as Kirckman Trust Young Artists and thus will perform in a major London concert hall as well as several UK concert societies in the 22/23 season. The trio also performed at the Ticino Musica Festival in Lugano, Switzerland in July 2020 and participated in the European Chamber Music Academy sessions in August 2021 in Fiesole.

Maria Gîlicel (violin) started her violin and music studies at the age of four. She acquired her degree at the Conservatorio Adolfo Salazar in Madrid under Farid Fasla, before graduating with First Class Honours as a student of Ani Schnarch at the Royal College of Music, where she is now taking her Masters-in-Performance with Maciej Rakowski. Maria made her début at an early age at Madrid's National Auditorium and has since performed in many venues, including Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Museo Sartorio (Trieste), Casa Tartini (Slovenia) and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. In 2018, she performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe as part of its Academy during a tour in Italy. She also took part in the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathway Scheme. She is a founder of the Chloé Piano Trio and the Thaleia String Quartet. Most recently she won the Tillett Trust Young Artists' Platform and the RPS Emily Anderson Prize.

Jobine Siekman (cello) is quickly building her career as an exceptional chamber musician and soloist. She has won prizes both as a soloist (National Cello Competition of Cellobiennale Amsterdam 2016) and with ensembles including the Alkyona Quartet and the Chloé Piano Trio. Last year she was awarded the Mills Williams Junior Fellowship supported by the Royal College of Music in London. Previously she completed a Bachelor degree there with professor Melissa Phelps and last July she obtained a Masters of Performance diploma with professor Richard Lester. She has performed solo Bach at Wigmore Hall and last October she appeared as soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in the cello concerto of Schumann. Jobine was awarded the Anna Shuttleworth Prize for her performance of Bach in the RCM cello competition (2016). Jobine is a passionate chamber musician and is a member of several successful ensembles like the Alkyona Quartet and the Volkmann Trio with whom she performs regularly in the UK and the Netherlands. She participated in masterclasses with Gary Hoffman, Johannes Goritzki, Frans Helmerson, Anner Bijlsma and Jean-Guihen Queyras. Jobine plays a Lefèbvre cello that she generously has on loan from the National Instrument Foundation.

George Todică (piano) completed an Artist Diploma degree from the Royal College of Music in 2019 studying with Norma Fisher, and a Masters of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2017, studying with Norman Beedie and Jonathan Plowright. He a prize winner of over 20 international competitions, including first prizes at the Norah Sande Award in England, ‘Stefano Marizza’ Piano Competition in Italy, the Moray Piano Competition in Scotland, and 2nd prize at the International Piano Campus Competition in France and 3rd Prize at the International Piano Competition Istanbul 2020. George had his Wigmore Hall debut in October 2018 as a Tillett Trust Young Artist, and has been performing in halls such as the Mozarteum Concert Hall in Salzburg, Austria, the Dôme de Pontoise in France, RAH’s Elgar Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Buxton Festival and King’s Lynn Festival. A keen chamber musician, George is regularly performing with soprano Charlotte Hoather, and with violinist Maria Gîlicel and cellist Jobine Siekman as part of the Chloe Piano Trio.

When: Thursday, 5 May at 7PM

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1 8PH         

Entrance is free but we kindly request you to book your ticket on Eventbrite. Please note that seating is unreserved.