Trio Mignon Wien
Oboist Helene Kenyeri, clarinetist Mirjam Schiestl and bassoonist Marion Biber-Janda came together as the Trio Mignon Wien in 2005. The name of the trio, "Mignon" - translated literally from the French it means "dearest," "sweet" - very pointedly describes the sounds, the colors and the character of its repertoire.
The special nature of the ensemble is called Trio d'anches, which more or less means "mouthpiece ensemble" or "reed ensemble," and first established itself as an autonomous chamber music formation in France at the beginning of the 20th century. Renowned composers such as Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and Jean Françaix wrote works for this special formation.