Trio Picolit is a chamber ensemble founded in 2020 in the Netherlands by passionate and professional musicians: Tineke Roseboom (soprano), Mattia Corso (violone) and Earl Christy (theorbo).
The Trio’s repertoire is drawn primarily from the music composed in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Trio Picolit seeks to communicate the spirit of the Renaissance and Baroque eras by striving for excellence in performance and programming. Its members have been trained at the finest music conservatories in the Netherlands and all have a special interest in the performance practices of early music. In order to achieve their vivid and genuine interpretations, the musicians play on authentic instruments from the era. Moreover, they make unorthodox programmes and, rather than be beholden to early music dogma, reimagine repertoire in the style of Trio Picolit, daring to innovate with sound while preserving and paying tribute to the early music tradition.
‘Picolit’ alludes to a tiny, delicate wine variety from the northeast of Italy, which has had a worldwide reputation since the 18th century when it was served to the clergy and in royal courts from Great Britain to the Russian Empire. Picolit plays on the idea that a great musical experience should feel like a sweet, fabulous wine, and they aim to offer their audiences a taste of the rich and colourful flavours of the early music.