Trio Luscinia was founded in 2008 for the performance of early romantic lieder and piano music. The members are Constanze Lee, fortepiano, Michaela Riener, mezzo-soprano, and Stefanie True, soprano.
These three performers met while studying early music at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (Netherlands), however the group represents three far-reaching corners of the globe: Hong Kong, Austria, and Canada.
As individuals, they have careers as soloists throughout Europe, and as teachers in the Netherlands. They come together to explore the wealth of repertoire written in the Classical and Romantic periods from Mozart and Zelter to Schumann and his contemporaries. Having a strong interest in historical performance practice, they use only fortepiano for performances, and try as much as possible to use instruments corresponding to the specific time period that the music was written, which gives this group its special color.
Another aspect of Trio Luscinia is the research work that accompanies many of their programs. They try as much as possible to discover new and rare works, and to create thematic programs that allow them to delve into the historical background of the specific pieces they perform. The group has performed together around the Netherlands, including various performances in the Vredenburg, as well as with the Van Swieten Society.
Since 2008, members of Trio Lusicnia performed in different music festivals in the Netherlands, i.e. Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam and Festival Classique in The Hague. Since 2008, they were invited as the musicians of the Haags Historical Museum in The Hague.