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Latest news about the Wittgenstein Project.

The Wittgenstein Project will continue with the fantastic Ukrainian pianist Antonii Baryshevskyi. Fleeing the war in his native country, he found a new home in the Netherlands with his family in March 2022. From here he continues his international career.


Concerts; dates and venues...


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We are devastated that Folke Nauta, the pianist and protagonist in our Wittgenstein Project unexpectedly died on 5 August 2023. Our thoughts go to his wife Cora, his son Jonas and his parents.

We played together a very intense concert at MuziekHaven Zaandam on 23 July, only 3 weeks before he died.

The Wittgenstein Project will continue, even if only as a tribute to a beautiful, subtle and thoroughly integer pianist.




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Photo: Zsolt Szederkényi 

Too many beautiful reviews to mention them all. Well, here’s one at MusicWeb InternationalRecording of the monthThe players are all top notch and play this music with an intensity, virtuosity and vibrancy that brings these works to vivid life ... presentation is impeccable .... An easy addition to my recordings of the year. Rob Challinor (31-05-23)

Amsterdam Première Concert in a packed Uilenburger Sjoel was a great succes. In a special staging by Ellen Blom with texts by Herman van Tongerloo and a decor by Hans Jeths our concert program Van mijn hand lets you relive Wittgenstein's life story through music. Four Dutch composers are writing new work. Audiences react elated: ‘This music touches my soul.” 

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Photo: Foppe Schut

The Wittgenstein Project is about to start! From today the first concerts with new compositions and a special staging by Ellen Blom. In a  decor by Hans Jeths and with texts by poet Herman van Tongerloo. 

In February will follow the release of our first double album Left Hand Legacy and the podcastdocumentary by Lex Bohlmeijer.

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Very nice surprise: La Muse is rewarded Album of the Year 2021  by NativeDSD, worldwide platform for high-quality releases.

Press reviews:

Groundbreaking (Maarten-Jan DongelmansDe Gelderlander, 5 stars) “Expression is a word that the Prisma String Trio writes with capital letters." 

Gripping, agitated, sharp and highly expressive (Norbert Tischer, Pizzicato Luxemburg) „ The Prisma musicians play in such a way that the music really grabs the listener

A compilation of the CD release concert in Splendor is on our YouTube channel. Interview with Aad van Nieuwkerk op Radio4 in Vrije Geluiden. (Dutch spoken)

Info for press: Press folder (dropbox)


Florent Schmitt (1870-1958) Trio à cordes Op. 105

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
 La Muse ménagère | dedicated to M.M.M.M.
 Piano suite arranged for Prisma String Trio by Bob Gilmore, Petra Griffioen, Tim Kliphuis, Marijn van Prooijen

La Muse has been released in May 2021 by Cobra Records.



Prisma visit Claude Heurtaux, the French translator of the cd liner notes. Claude’s mother was a personal friend of the Pasquier brothers, that premièred and recorded the trio of Florent Schmitt in 1946. Here come the two trios together after 75 years!



Trio Pasquier, by photographer Gerard Middendorp, Claude’s grandfather

American musicologist Phillip Nones is an authority on Florent Schmitt. Anything you ever wanted to know about Florent Schmitt you can find on Phillip’s website + Blog. He just published an interview with Prisma String Trio about preparing, performing and recording the Trio à cordes. 


We reached 95%. Incredible. Still 21 days to go, and we are secretly discussing what else we can do. There are plenty of plans that we would still like to realize. We will keep you posted.


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Today a worldwide crowdfunding action started at platform Voor de KunstHelp us releasing our new album La Muse!

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La Muse is approaching with giant steps! Our new album features music by Florent Schmitt and Darius Milhaud. The recordings turned out wonderfully, we are delighted with it. Next step: manufacturing. We still need a hefty amount for that. A worldwide crowdfunding campaign will soon start on the Voor de Kunst platform. Keep an eye on the news.

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We will give a sample of our program Les Enfants du Paradis in this presentation  „If the sight shall make dwelling…” by visual artist Ton Kruse in Deventer. Online on 29th October. Afterwards in an audio-tour at the presentation until 12 December.


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All 15 Milhaud arrangements are ready! As a result of a lifelong poor health Darius Milhaud was confined to a wheelchair. He was lovingly taken care of by his wife Madeleine. Out of gratitude he composed for her a suite of 15 miniatures; ‘La muse ménagère’ (The Household Muse). Our own loved ones re-arranged this suite especially for string trio.

June 2020: Live concerts

As soon as possible we have started to play for live audiences again, gaining momentum for the recording sessions of the String Trio by Florent Schmitt; it is by far the most extraordinary piece that ever appeared on our music stands. It surely is sky-storming music that cries out for it’s first release on cd, 76 years after it’s publication.

Crisis…cancelled concerts…but we are not going to throw in the towel! With doubled energy we wil take on the production of our next cd with the music of Florent Schmitt. We will keep you posted, and wish you and your loved ones above all a good health.


Presentation stage at Chamber Music Day

It’s started! Big response following the première of our Wittgenstein Project in Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht

Trailer Wittgenstein Project

Taste of the first program in the Wittgenstein Project with Folke Nauta, piano and Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, clarinet

Textures registration VPRO

Registration of our first performance in festival Novembermusic: Watch the show

Tour de France success


We played in castles and medieval farmhouses surrounded by 17th century antiques; a great tour. 

Photo book Textures


Just been published, and it’s very stylish! Order this photo book plus CD at  Merijn Bisschops. The cd can be obtained seperately at our concerts.

New proof of our existence

Gleeming board and trio after signing the deed of incorporation of Foundation Prisma Trio  

Afterwards off to Helmond:

Recording sessions: Textures recorded for a luxurious edition with Merijn Bisschop’s Iceland photo’s. To be published in July 2018

Textures in NovemberMusic

Review of the November Music Festival: 

'Textures', as performedat the Art-Music-Route, was one of the highlights of festival November Music. (Brabants Dagblad 12/11/2017)

Textures Tour starts


After two years of preparations it’s finally going to take place. We begin at 11-11 with an exclusive pre-première at De IJsselsalon Zutphen. The day after we will perform for the first time in Festival NovemberMusic. 

10 out of 10 in Luister!


In music magazine Luister our CD VOYAGE has been awarded a 10: 'Prisma trio convinces with a full sound and swinging rythms (…) The own adaptation of Ravel's Ronsard à son âme works wonderfully well, with Kliphuis' Space Opera the trio goes 'where no man has gone before' (…) we admire the brave initiative to self-release this cd.'

More information about the CD

Watch TV-show VPRO Vrije Geluiden about Voyage. 

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