full biography

Ellen Corver, piano & Peter Brunt, violin & Larissa Groeneveld, cello
The Osiris Trio was formed in 1988. Since then, the trio has toured five continents and was twice given the
honour to accompany Her Majesty The Queen of The Netherlands on an official state visit abroad. The ensemble
has won a number of Dutch awards, including the ‘Philip Morris Finest Selection’ award and the Annie
Bosboom Prijs of the Kersjes Foundation.
The trio’s discography encompasses two centuries of repertoire for piano trio, nine new pieces composed for the
Osiris Trio and a recording of well known opera arias arranged for the trio by Bob Zimmerman. It also includes
song cycles and the highly regarded recording of Olivier Messiaens Quatuor pour la fin du temps. All recordings
of the Osiris Trio have been welcomed with the highest ratings and excellent reviews in the press.
On stage the Osiris Trio has demonstrated an adventurous and open minded approach to the art of performing
chamber music. Traditional performances of the 'golden' repertoire for piano trio go along with staged
performances of Klas Torstensson's In großer Sehnsucht with soprano Charlotte Riedijk and theatrical programs
for younger audiences with puppet theatre artist Neville Tranter.
Recent tours were made to the United States,Canada, South America, Indonesia,and Europe. The trio has regular
residencies at the Orlando Festival.
Ellen Corver, Peter Brunt and Larissa Groeneveld hold teaching positions at the Royal Conservatoire in The
In 2013 the Osiris Trio will celebrate their 25 anniversary.
Ellen Corver studied with Else Krijgsman and Naum Grubert at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Ellen
regards preparing performances in close collaboration with composers as being decisive in her formation as a
At the age of seventeen, she began working with Karlheinz Stockhausen, which led to the first complete
recordings of his fourteen Klavierstücke for piano solo for the composers own recordlabel. Not withstanding all
the works of such composers as Debussy, Ravel, Brahms, Beethoven and Haydn she is playing, Ellen established
a reputation for being an outstanding interpretor of contemporary music. She performed concerto’s by John
Cage, György Ligeti and György Kurtág. Klaas de Vries en Theo Verbey wrote new concerto’s for her. In her
opinion, being in direct contact with living composers changes the attitude of an interpretor in regard to works of
the great masters of the past.
As a soloist, Ellen Corver has performed with a.o. the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dutch Radio
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra , the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble conducted by
Jonathan Nott, Markus Stenz, Ed Spanjaard, Jaap van Zweden, Peter Eötvös and Mariss Jansons.
Among the fifteen CD’s she has recorded, many received the highest acclaim by music critics. Her recording of
Mantra by Stockhausen, with her piano duo partner Sepp Grotenhuis, was rewarded with an Edison Prize. Her
interest in chamber music in general has brought her on stage with musicians like soprano Charlotte Riedijk,
clarinettist Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer and in contemporary music theatre with mezzo soprano Gerrie de
Peter Brunt studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Davina van Wely and Herman Krebbers.
He then continued his studies at the Julliard School of Music with Dorothy Delay and with Sandor Vegh in
In 1981,he won first prize at the (Dutch) National Violin Competition.
Peter is a frequent soloist with orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. He has recorded a CD of the violin
concerto that Willem Jeths wrote for him. He was principal second violinist with the Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra for several years and since then has been concertmaster of Amsterdam Sinfonietta and guest
concertmaster for various orchestras,including the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Kammerorchester Basel.
Peter teaches at the Conservatoires of The Hague and Amsterdam.
Larissa Groeneveld studied at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Dimitri Ferschtman, where she
graduated with the highest distinction. She continued her studies with Natalia Gutman at the Hochschule für
Musik in Stuttgart, Germany, and followed masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo Yo Ma.
Larissa won several prizes in international competitions ; in 1992 she was finalist in the ARD Duo-Competition
in München. She has performed together with various musicians, such as Herman Krebbers, Natalia Gutman and
Reinbert de Leeuw, and has made several tours through Europe, Amerika and South Amerika.
Larissa has performed as a soloist with major orchestras including the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker , the Berliner Symfonike and the Gulda celloconcert with the members of the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Since 2001 she teaches cello and chambermusic at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
She plays on a Domenico Busan cello from Venice 1763.