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"Un autre Belge également present sur ce beau disque en trio, c’est Joseph Callaerts. C’est un des premier auditons à décrouvir des grand trios belges avant César Franck. J’ai pris beaucoup de plaisir à écouter ce trio, un chef-d’oeuvre qui pourtant n’avait jamais enregistré, alors merci à ces trois jeunes musiciens belges qui offrent un disque pertinent, utile et très bien enregistré."

Radio France, 28 februari 2022

The Ryelandt Trio, formerly known as Trio Telepatico, was founded in 2009 in Bruges (Belgium). The trio quickly made a name for themselves after winning many first prizes, including the Vlamo Competition, the European Music Festival for Youth & the Belfius Classics Competition. Recently they won first prize at the Concours International Léopold Bellan in France and second prize at the France Music Competition and in 2022 they received the audience award at the Supernova Competition.


Their playing is greatly influenced by renowned musicians and ensembles such as Arco Baleno Ensemble, Storioni Trio, Benjamin Glorieux, Claire Chevallier, and Guy Danel. They’ve also been invited as a soloist to play Alexander Tcherepnin's Triple Concerto, accompanied by the Sturm und Klang Orchestra (conducted by Thomas van Haeperen) in Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels.


In 2014 their first CD was released featuring works by Frank Bridge, Edison Denisov, Paul Juon and Flemish contemporary composers Erik Desimpelaere, Piet Swerts and Marc Matthys receiving critical acclaim and earning them frequent airplay on the National Classical Radio ‘Klara’. In 2017, the ensemble participated in the project "Message to the Population" as part of the commemoration of The Great War. Together with Kotjesvolk, they performed moving music that has since been released on a double CD.


Ryelandt Trio attaches great importance to music from Belgium. In 2021, they released their newest album  on the Etcetera Records label, featuring the complete late-romantic piano trio repertoire of Joseph Ryelandt & Joseph Callaerts sponsored. For the occasion, they decided to play historically informed: playing on gut strings and an Erard piano from 1898. This album, named Late Romantic Piano Trios from Flanders, was well received by critics from newspapers like de Standaard.


In the nearly future they will record a new album with contemporary music from composers such as Jasper Charlet and Robert Groslot, who wrote a new piece dedicated to Ryelandt Trio named ‘La Fenice’. Next to this, they are currently working on a new project with songs arranged for piano trio and singer, are intensively working on new Barok repertoire and will perform in many different places in Belgium.


Pieter-Jan Verhoyen is a Belgian pianist, harpsichordist and fortepianist. He combines his passion for Flemish repertoire with a historically informed perspective. Pieter-Jan regularly performs with Anima Eterna, the Terra Nova Collective and is the pianist of the Ryelandt Trio. As a piano and harpsichord accompanist he works for the International Flute Seminar Bruges, the Dutch International Flute Competition and STAP Roeselare and collaborates in masterclasses and competitions both in Belgium and abroad.Pieter-Jan played as a soloist with the Strijkorkest van de Kust, the orchestra of the Conservatory of Bruges and the baroque orchestra of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. After graduating at the Conservatory of Bruges and the Sweelinck Academy, the young talent department of the Royal Conservatory of Amsterdam, Pieter-Jan studied piano, harpsichord and fortepiano at the conservatories of Brussels, Amsterdam and Antwerp. He won prizes in national and international competitions like the Sigismundus Lauxmin Competition, the Cantabile Competition, the Concours musical de France, the Steinway Piano Competition, the Concours de piano de Liege and the Belfius Classics competition for piano and chamber music. In 2010 he won the Bruges Solfege Competition. In 2014 he received the Incentive Award of the Social-cultural Council of Bruges.

Jeroen De Beer 
Pieter-Jan De Smet 
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