In 2006, Shirly LAUB (violin), Tony NYS (viola) and Karel STEYLAERTS (cello) founded the TrioFenix to bring the seldom-played repertoire for string trios to a wider public through concert performances. Next to the great masterpieces, TrioFenix explores and performs lesser-known contemporary works written in this genre. As TrioFenix+, they regularly invite extra musical partners such as pianists Pascal Sigrist and Lucas Blondeel.
From the start, they enjoyed the support of Klara (classical radio channel), the Flanders Festival, the Festival de Wallonie, the Ostbelgian Festival, the Musiques en Ecrins Festival (France) and Flagey among many others.
Their first CD was recorded in 2010 on the Fuga Libera label. The well-known Divertimento KV 563 and the six Adagio and Fugues KV 404a by W.A.Mozart became their musical calling card and a significant step for the Trio Fenix.
In 2012 they recorded the Serenades Opus 8 by Ludwig Van Beethoven and Opus 10 by Ernst Von Dohnany for the Belgian television channel Canvas. In 2016, their new Fuga Libera CD featuring Beethoven’s opus 3 and Serenade opus 8 received warm acclaim in the public and specialized press.