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Da Vinci Trio

Da Vinci Trio

..neat balance of free-flowing melody and emotional warmth. ..the blend of the ensemble stood out, though not so much as to mask the personable flair of each fine musician. No battling for prominence, nor any showy arrogance or bravado, just an exemplary display of teamwork and empathetic musicianship that tinged each of their performances with compelling affection

Kenneth Walton, Scotsman

....wonderful. Great programme, executed perfectly. They were a delight to meet, and they left many new fans behind in Newton Stewart.

Newton Stewart and District Music Society, April 2024

Trio - Piano Trio


  • Anthony Moffat - violin
  • Rudi de Groote - cello
  • Liivi Arder - piano


Full list of repertoire available on application (includes Mozart trio in G major, Brahms trio in B or C major, Schubert trio in Bflat, Beethoven "Ghost" trio).

Suggested programmes:

1. Schostakovich piano trio no 1

Debussy piano trio in G major

Beethoven piano trio op 97 'Archduke'

2. Haydn Trio no 39, Gypsy Rondo

Sally Beamish Piobaireachd trio

Arvo Pärt Mozart Adagio

Ravel piano trio

3. Schostakovich piano trio no 1

Beethoven trio op 1 no 1

Arvo Pärt Mozart Adagio

Mendelssohn trio in D minor op 49


The Da Vinci Piano Trio is well known for their relaxed, witty and informative introductions and for their expressive playing.

In addition to the established repertoire, the trio attracts many new commissions, including works by Beamish, Hellawell and by Weisenberg (performed at the Edinburgh International Festival). Other performances of note include festivals such as Glasgow, Dartington, Sound Festival (Aberdeen), and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

Anthony Moffat, violin, was founder member of both the Duke String Quartet and the Borante Piano Trio. He has led many internationally acclaimed orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Concert and Hallé Orchestras, as well as the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He has been leader of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera since 2001.

Cellist Rudi de Groote is Principal Cello witth the BBC SSO. He grew up in South Africa and after studying at the RCM in London, he moved to Scotland. He is frequently invited to be guest principal cello in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the John Wilson Orchestra. He frequently performs as cellist with the Chilingirian String quartet, and has performed with Marcia Crayford, Robert Cohen, Garfield Jackson and the Belcea string quartet. As soloist, Rudi has performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony under Ilan Volkov, Martyn Brabbins and Jerzy Maksimiuk, and with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera under Francesco Corti. He has broadcast live for Radio 3 and has performed in recital at the Edinburgh and Cheltenham International Festivals. He plays on a cello by Ferdinand Gagliano dated 1777.

Estonian pianist Liivi Arder studied at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre before completing an Advanced Accompaniment Course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2010, and was a recipient of the Sam Hutchings Fellowship award.

She won 1st Prize in the Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome, and has been awarded the Hester Dickson accompanist prize. As an accompanist Liivi has been working for music summer courses and masterclasses at the RCS and also for the RSNO. She has given chamber music concerts with Nikita Naumov, Ana Cordova Andres, Peter Wesley and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glasgow West End Festival with Daniel’s Beard ensemble.