In 2006, Shirly LAUB (violin), Tony NYS (viola) and Karel STEYLAERTS (cello) founded the TrioFenix to bring to a wider public through concert performance the seldom-played repertoire for string trios. As well as the great masterpieces, TrioFenix explore and perform lesser-known contemporary works written in this genre.
From the start, they have had the support of Klara (classical radio channel), the Flanders Festival, the Ostbelgian Festival and the Musiques en Ecrins Festival 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.