The Delphine Trio brings together three passionate young musicians from opposite ends of the globe: Australian clarinetist Magdalenna Krstevska, Dutch cellist Jobine Siekman and pianist Roelof Temmingh, hailing from South Africa. Founded in 2020 at the Royal College of Music London, the Delphine Trio showcases a combination of individual instrumental talent, intelligent and curious music-making, and a passion for diverse repertoire. Having each completed Masters’ degrees at the RCM, each member of Delphine Trio has also been awarded an RCM Junior Fellowship – a rare combination.
The Delphine Trio were finalists in the 2022 Royal Overseas League Competition in London and have recorded at the Abbey Rd Studios. They have performed in salon concerts across London, at the Mosterdzaadje in the Netherlands, and recently performed a sold out recital in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Earlier this year they were awarded the Mengelberg Fonds bursary to participate in masterclasses abroad. They have received coaching from esteemed musicians including Colin Lawson, Richard Lester and Timothy Lines.
The Delphine Trio are avid proponents of diversity in classical music and aim to reflect this through their exploration of repertoire and concert programming. Expanding their knowledge of underrepresented works and composers, they have performed in numerous diversity initiatives at the RCM, such as the FestivALL (the inaugural RCM diversity festival) and the Woodwind Diversity Concert, performing music by Louise Farrenc and Elisabeth Lutyens.
“.. the Delphine Trio looks set to become a major presence, with playing, and programming, full of vitality and imagination.” – Mike Wheeler, Classical Music Daily 2022