The Serafino String Trio was founded in 2010, with three like-minded musicians who share the passion for this line-up and the repertoire written for it. They could already be heard on some of the leading Dutch chamber music stages; their performances were received with great enthusiasm.
Emi Ohi Resnick was born in New York, Emi made her debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of 15 and has since performed in America, Europe and Japan. Carolin Bietzker recently wrote in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger about her “world-class interpretation.” The NRC Handelsblad called its play ‘enchanting and virtuoso’. Reviewer James Conely described her play as’ extraordinary. Resnick’s interpretation of Brahms ‘violin concerto was ripe, sensitive and enchanting’.
Simone van der Giessen started her violin lessons with Julia Veerling and later Jeroen de Groot and Jan Repko. In 2002 she started her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Jan Repko and later viola with Predrag Katanic. It was in Manchester that Simone set up the Navarra quartet and chamber music became the center of her musical life. She graduated in 2006 with ‘First class honors’, won the RNCM’s Cecil Aronowitz Prize for viola and performed Walton’s concert for viola with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra.
Timora Rosler is an Israeli / Dutch cellist won first prize at the Stuttgart International Cello Competition in 1996. In 1997 she received the Vriendenkrans from the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She was praised by the jury as follows: “Timora Rosler has an engaging talent, intimate expression, virtuosity and a natural feel for the composition … Her interpetation is exceptionally fascinating.” A year later she won a special prize for her interpretation on the XI. International Bach Competition in Leipzig.