Violinist Diet Tilanus and cellist Örs Köszeghy played together as a duo for the first time during the openingsconcert of the 2019 Sinfonietta String Festival Zeeland.
An instant musical match, they decided to build up a repertoire: next to the masterworks of Ravel and Kodály, they also play own transcriptions and compositions.
Ravel - Sonate for Violin and Cello
Kodály - Duo for Violin and Cello
Bartók - Romanian Folk Dances; 3 Folk Songs from Csik (own arrangements)
Stravinsky - Suite Italienne (own transcription following the arrangement of Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky)
Beethoven - 3 Duets
Bach - 15 inventions
Handel-Halvorsen - Passacaglia
Örs Köszeghy - Kis Darab Hegedűre és Gordonkára (2023)
Trio Dumas is the string trio of violinist Joseph Puglia, violist Chaim Steller and cellist Örs Köszeghy.
Since their inaugural concert in 2007 at the Bartok Béla Memorial House in Budapest they perform steadily in various concert halls in the Netherlands and developed a unique repertoire combining compositions from the baroque era to contemporary pieces, and playing music in solo and duo as well as in trio formation.
They are praised by audiences for their energy, unique and varied programmes and technical prowess. Their concerts are often accompanied by in depth introductions to the pieces by their viola player, Chaim Steller.
In 2008 the trio was offered to record a disc of chamber music for Hungaroton Records with clarinetist László Horváth. The CD - Bernard Crusell: Clarinet Quartets - is now avaiable at various music stores and internet sites. (Click here if interested!)
In 2009 Trio Dumas was awarded the Sándor Veress prize.