Founded in Turin in 2001 by three acclaimed soloists, from the outset the Trio Archè was involved in the international concert circuit. Dario Destefano and Francesco Cipolletta initially got together with violinist Massimo Marin, and thereafter with Francesco Comisso, each of them feeling completely at home playing with musicians who share the same love of structure and sound.
The name of the Trio derives from the word α‘ρχη’, meaning “origin” and “generating principle” in Greek, and sound is the generating principle behind the group’s interests and achievements. For over fifteen years, the Trio Archè has focused on the culture of sound in its interpretations of the great chamber repertoire and its efforts to expand awareness of works written in Italy for the same ensemble. Alongside compositions by Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Shostakovich, the Trio’s programs often feature works by lesser known composers such as Bossi, Busoni, Casella, Martucci and Wolf-Ferrari. Their aim is to reveal a little-known world of Italian artistic expression in a repertoire that is far removed from the usual opera tradition.
The three players’ cultural background, their outstanding instrumental skill and international experience invest their performances with extraordinary energy, elegance and interpretative originality.