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About us


The De Beauvoir Piano Trio is a London- based prize-winning ensemble formed by violinist Enyuan Khong, cellist Charlotte Kaslin and pianist Élisabeth Pion. The Trio seeks to amplify marginalised voices, creating a new narrative of classical and contemporary music-making.

The trio has been successful in competitions: they have previously won the 2nd Prize at the Virtuoso & Belcanto Competition in Italy (2021), the 3rd Prize at the IX Stasys Vainiunas Competition in Lithuania (2022) and were Finalists of the St-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition in the UK (2020), postponed due to Covid-19. They have been invited to participate on scholarships in festivals across Europe, including Jeunesses Musicales in Germany and Musique à Flaine in France.

The Trio regularly performs in venues across the UK and Europe. They were recently selected as Ensemble in Residence of the 2022 Britten Pears Young Artists’ Programme, and have also attended the prestigious 2022 Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar under the tutelage of Thomas Adès.

Past engagements include the 50th anniversary of the IMS at the Wigmore Hall (2022), Leeds International Concert Season (2021), the Institut Français in London and in Edinburgh (2021).

The Trio were most recently a showcase ensemble for the ECMA (European Chamber Academy) Seminars in Oslo and performed, presented and took part in masterclasses there.

The trio is also part of the Le Dimore del Quartetto agency in Italy.

They are under the mentorship of Chamber Studio in King’s Place, in London. The Trio is grateful for the mentorship of Adrian Brendel, Andràs Keller, and Christoph Richter, as well as the guidance of Ronan O’Hora, John Myerscough and Richard Ireland.


En Yuan Khong - Violin 


A versatile soloist, chamber musician, writer and improviser, violinist Enyuan Khong is committed to promoting music as a tool for connection. Recipient of the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Award, the Ivy Sharp Scholarship, winner of the Ivan Sutton Prize, St James Prize, and string finalist in the Royal Overseas League Competition, Enyuan has performed as soloist across Europe with orchestras including the Jenaer Philharmonie, Oxford Philharmonic and Sound Collective Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she has performed in the Santander and Oxford Chamber Music Festivals, and partnered with musicians such as Miguel Da Silva, Andreas Frölich, Carole Presland and Ursula Smith among others. Enyuan is passionate about contemporary and collaborative practices, and is currently involved as an improviser with the Richard Chappell Dance Company.

She is also a part of the contemporary ensemble and music project, Sound Salon, a space where performing musicians and composers collaborate. Enyuan is grateful for the support and guidance of current and past mentors, including Adrian Brendel, Andràs Keller, Thomas Brandis and Felix Andrievsky.

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