Founded in 2006, the trio A Piacere explores with passion the vast repertoire for piano trio, composed of Julien De Grandi, violin, Sébastien Breguet, cello, and Alexandre Rion, piano, and performs regularly in concert in works by various composers.
Among its performances, the trio A Piacere had the chance to play at the Schubertiades 2007, the 20 heures de musiques de Romont and the Concerts de Bergère in Corseaux. He has also performed in the concerts of the association of the "Friends of Denise Bidal" in Lonay as well as in the "ACRISCO" concerts in Crissier.
Since 2016 Arthur Guignard, cello, has succeeded Sebastien Breguet and Roh Fei Tong, piano, has replaced Alexandre Rion.
In July 2017 the trio was invited to play in the series of summer concerts at the Lutheran Church in Geneva and in 2020 it will play two concerts at the Atelier De Grandi museum in Corseaux.
In 2021 the trio will be renamed Con Piacere Trio
Roh Fei Tong - piano
Of Malaysian origin, her musical studies were enriched by diplomas obtained successively at the Hochschule fur Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and then at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève where she obtained a Master's degree in Accompaniment. In addition to her scholastic training, she has attended numerous Master Classes with the great Masters of the Piano:
Lazar Berman, Andras Schiff, Paul-Badura Skoda, Roy Howat, Pascal Devoyon, Gabor Takacs, Menahem Pressler...
Her career has already allowed her to play in the most famous concert halls, in Weimar, in Geneva at the Victoria Hall, in Kuala Lumpur, in Singapore with flutist Philippe Pierlot, as a soloist with the Orchestre National de France, etc. United in life and on stage, Roh Fei Tong and Arthur Guignard combine their talents with an ease and artistic complicity that is equal to any repertoire.
Julien De Grandi - violin
Julien started playing the violin in Lausanne in the classes of Anne-Marie Jaquerod, then Jean Jaquerod. He then continued his training with Gyula Stuller in Fribourg, where he obtained in June 2005 a teaching diploma with honours and a prize for practical teaching. In 2007 he obtained a concert diploma with honours at the Freiburg Conservatory and took part in the Laureates' Concert.
In 2006 he created the trio A Piacere with Alexandre Rion and Sébastien Breguet.
In 2010 he created the quartet "Empreintes" with Delphine Touzery, Déborah Sauboua and Elsa Dorbath.
Since 2013 he has been a full member of the Orchestre de Chambre Fribourgeois.
Currently, he continues his training and plays regularly with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Fribourg Chamber Orchestra, the Helvetica Chamber Orchestra and in various chamber ensembles. He has played under the direction of Henri Farge and participated in masterclasses with J-P. Wallez, G. Stuller, K. Sebestyén and with the Quatuor Mosaïques
Arthur Guignard - cello
Born in Geneva to a pianist mother and a flutist father, he was successively a pupil of Denis Guy and Stephan Riekhoff, 1st Cello Soloist with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. At the age of 16, he was admitted to the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in the class of Daniel Grosgurin, whose rigorous teaching enabled him to obtain the Diplôme d'Enseignement and the Diplôme de Concert with honours.
Since then, he has won several European competitions, such as the Léopold Bellan competition and the Jeunesses Musicales Suisses competition. In duo with the pianist Roh Fei Tong, he won two international first prizes in Italy. Since 2014, he has performed regularly with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the Geneva Lancy Orchestra as solo cellist. As a teacher, he teaches cello at the Kodaly School in Geneva.