Trio IAMA

Antonis Anissegos / piano

Jannis Anissegos / flute

Maria Anissegou / cello


Trio IAMA, consisting of siblings Antonis Anissegos (piano), Jannis Anissegos (flute) and Maria Anissegou (cello), is hailed as one of the most promising and creative ensembles in Greece. Formed in 2004, the Trio is dedicated to the promotion of new music and contemporary works especially written for the specific instrumental combination, as well as the invention of new sounds and trends in music.

Each of the three musicians is a renowned soloist, and all of them have also participated in other ensembles. The siblings began their music career in Thessaloniki and they have gradually become internationally acknowledged.

Antonis Anissegos studied piano and composition at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest. He subsequently moved to Vienna and Cologne to study with K. Schwertzig and K. Meyer and he completed his studies at the Berlin University of the Arts under the legendary W. Zimmermann. He has won a number of prizes in composition, such as the Alban Berg Prize in Vienna and the Neukollner Oper Berlin. Antonis has collaborated with Manos Hatzidakis who had commissioned him with the composition of new works. His music has been performed all over Europe by ensembles and orchestras such as Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Dissonart, State Orchestra of Thessaloniki and Orchestra of Colours. Jannis Anissegos began his studies at the Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki (Fine Arts). He subsequently studied music with Hans-Martin Mόller at the University of Cologne and with Anna Noakes, Lynda Coffin and Alan Baker at Trinity College of Music in London, where he graduated with distinction.

Composers who have already written works for the Trio IAMA include:

Antonis Anissegos (GR) Chris R. Dahlgren (USA) Alexis Agrafiotis (D) Steingrimur Rohloff (IS/D) Christoph Maria Wagner (D) Beat Fehlmann (CH) Michael Heisch (CH) Periklis Liakakis (GR) Ori Barel (USA) Stefan Thomas (D) Dieter Hermsdorf (D) Johannes Quint (D) Carlos Stella (ARG) Marc Yeats (ALBA) Patric Simmerud (S) Dimitris Papageorgiou (GR) Michalis Lapidakis (GR) Panagiotis Kokkoras (GR) Leontis Chatzileontiadis (GR) Dimitris Economou (GR) Pavlos Michailidis (GR)

The repertoire of Trio IAMA includes works spanning from the baroque era until the 20th century, from Bach and Haydn to Mendelssohn and from Ravel to Martinu and Crumb. Trio IAMA also works with electro-acoustics (live or prepared) and its three members are all experienced with the nature of improvisation. The Trio has given a number of notable concerts throughout Europe and has performed extensively in Germany, Greece and Switzerland.

The first CD of Trio Iama, Present Perfect, Vol. 1, was released in March 2010 and included seven new works by composers from Thessaloniki.