Who we are
“Again the pleasure of playing together dominates within the Trio Aralia, [...] They give an intelligent reading of the score, being finely tempestuous [...]” Pétra Wauters -Wukali, Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron
A FNAPEC (Paris), Johannes Brahms International competition (Austria) and Léopold Bellan competition laureate, supported by the ADAMI and the Meyer Foundation, the Trio Aralia performed at the le Roque d'Anthéron International Piano festival as “ensemble in residence”, at the “Vues d’ensembles” and “Festiville” festivals at the ferme de Villefavard-en-Limousin, at the Palais de Compiègne, at the Saint-Louis des Invalides cathedral, at the Jean Jacques Henner Museum in Paris, at the New Jerusalem Museum in Russia, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Their performance of the Ravel trio at the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague was broadcasted on Radio West, and their performance of the Chaminade a minor Trio on France Musique.
Thanks to ProQuartet - Centre Européen de Musique de Chambre, where they are in residence, they’ve been selected to participate in a residency at the Château de Lourmarin and to go on tour in Russia, co-organized with "Live Music Now".
Their commitment to meet new audiences makes the members of the Trio leading several projects:
Having performed in retirement homes and hospital environment throughout the lockdown, they carry out outreach concerts for young audiences in Saint-Ouen (FR). In this context their creation “l'Envers du Miroir”, for soprano and trio on an original text by Marc Henric, is an occasion to lead a workshop for children and retirees to initiate them to performance and creation.
“Derrière les cortis” festival concerts have also been designed for this purpose. Investing in orchards around Annecy, the Trio Aralia meets singers to perform improvisations, melodies and arrangements as well as the great repertoire of chamber music.
Graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, the Trio Aralia takes part to the ECMAster program with the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and the Concertist Tranining of the Trio Wanderer. They join the Instituto Superior de Musica de Camara in Madrid with Günter Pichler in 2021.
They are taught by members of the Alban Berg Quartet (Hatto Beyerle, Isabel Charisius), the Talich Quartet (Jan Talich, Petr Prause), the Wanderer Trio, the Ebène Quartet and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, François Salque, Alasdair Tait, Patrick Jüdt, Emmanuel Strosser, Olivier Charlier, Lise Berthaud, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Claire Désert, Ami Flammer.
After studying violin and piano at the Saint-Maur Conservatory, Iris Scialom entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris at the age of 13. She studies with Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Catherine Montier and Thibault Vieux. She is currently studying for an artist diploma at the Paris Conservatory and regularly participates in academies with Mihaela Martin (Saline Royale, Kronberg Academy, Académie Ravel, Lac Léman Music Masterclasses, Villecroze).
She is laureate of Tibor Varga Junior competition (2nd prize), where she performed as a soloist with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica, the Mirecourt Competition, where she played the Brahms concerto accompanied by the Symphonic and Lyric Orchestra of Nancy at the Salle Poirel under the direction of Julien Masmondet, or the Ginette Neveu competition in Avignon (3rd prize, contemporary piece prize, Audience Prize).
In February 2021, she made her debut on France Musique performing Ravel's Tzigane and Kaddish with Aude-Liesse Michel. In June 2021, she played with orchestra the finale of Mendelssohn's Concerto at the Seine Musicale and the first movement of Mozart's 4th Concerto with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra for the closing concert of the Kronberg Academy during which she also took a public masterclass with Christian Tetzlaff.
She forms with Antonin Bonnet the Duo Arborescence, with which she won the 2nd Prize of the Annarosa Taddei International Competition in 2021.
A much appreciated chamber musician, she has had the privilege of playing with Mihaela Martin, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai, Isabel Charisius, Boris Kuschnir, Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Keigo Mukawa, Antoine de Grolée, Philippe Jaroussky, Laurent Naouri.
She is also interested in dramatic art and lyrical singing, historical informed performance, arrangement, ethnomusicology, Indian music, jazz and contemporary repertoire. She is very involved in the sharing of music, notably in the cultural actions she leads with EHPAD, leisure centers, medical-social centers etc...
She will perform Sibelius Concerto with the Paris Conservatory laureates Orchestra in March at the Paris Philharmonie and with Tours' Opera. You will also find her in the show "Forbidden to composers over sixteen years old" of the Paris Chamber Music Center during the Festival "Les Etoiles du Classique" in which she will also play alongside her colleagues of the Jaroussky Academy in July.
Iris has been supported by the Meyer Foundation, Patrick Petit and ADAMI.