Born by strong ties of friendship and passion for chamber music repertoire, Trio Dali (formed in 2006) attracted international attention by winning successively major prizes in International Competitions in Osaka, Japan (First Prize and Gold Medail), Frankfurt, Germany (First Prize), New York, USA (Second Prize), Vienna, Austria (Audience Prize, Special prize and Third Prize). In the meantime, It was awarded the prestigious « Chamber Music Award » by the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. The Trio Dali has since become one of the most sought after chamber ensembles, knighted by the press and compared to the legends that are the Beaux Arts Trio or the Stern / Istomin / Rose Trio.
The trio’s name is a reference to the precious Asiatic marble from the Chinese city of Dali, a material that is fastidiously carved to produce works of jewelry and art. This thoughtful and creative shaping, the hallmark of Dali’s marble, reflect the Trio’s essential musical values.
After their studies with the Artemis Quartet, Augustin Dumay and occasionally Menahem Pressler in the Queen Elisabeth College in Brussels and then at the Universität der Kunste in Berlin, the Trio Dali appears in many European countries, in Scandinavian and Baltic countries, Middle-East, USA, Australia and Asia. It has been invited by such recognised centers of music as the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Southbank Center, King's Place in London, Tsuda Hall in Tokyo, Kaufmann Hall 92th in New York, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Louvre Auditorium and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey Hall in Brussels, Great Guild Hall in Riga, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Garnier Opera in Monaco... and have played at the International Festivals in Verbier, Monaco, Aix en Provence, Montpellier, La folle journée in Nantes, La Roque d’Anthéron, Saintes, Colmar, Wallonie, Stavelot, Menton, Vexin, Riga among others.
The Trio also collaborates with eminent artistes such as Maria-João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Hope, Lawrence Power, Michel Portal, Jiang Wang, José van Dam, Thierry Escaich, Gabor Takàcs or György Kurtág. They also regularly appears on France Musique, France Inter, Radio Classique, RTBF, NHK, Mezzo, ARTE, Klassik 3, BBC 3, Espace 2... They also appears with many orchestras in different formations such as the Philharmonia Orchestra in London (UK), Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, London Chamber Orchestra (LCO), Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Besançon Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia…
The first two recordings of the Trio Dali release under the label Fuga Libera-Outhere (Harmonia Mundi) have received international critical acclaim. The first CD dedicated to Ravel in 2009 was crowned with a Diapason d'Or, Choc of the month and of the Year 2009 Classica, France Inter Choice, Key Resmusica, "Disco esceptionnal" Scherzo, Selection BBC Music Magazine. The Schubert box released in 2011 was awarded an Editors Choice in Gramophone, Magazine, Crescendo « Joker », Pizzicato « Supersonic Award », 5 Diapason, Classica 4 Stars, 5 Stars Das Ensemble, Choice France Musique... The trios new recording of Felix Mendelssohn Trios appeared in 2015 on the label ZigZag Teritoires.
The Trio Dali holds a residency at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris. Previously they were "Leverhulme Fellows" at the Royal Academy of Music from 2008 to 2010.
Jack Liebeck plays the “Ex-Wilhelmj” violin from J.B. Guadagnini dated 1785 and Christian-Pierre La Marca, a cello made in 1850 by Charles-Auguste Miremont in Paris.