The Zodiac Trio

Vanessa Mollard, violin
Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet
Riko Higuma, piano

“A breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity  and sensitivity.”

— Radio France

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About the Zodiac Trio

Over the past decade, the Zodiac Trio has established itself as the leading international trio of its kind, heralded by Radio France as “A breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity and sensitivity.” Taking advantage of its unusual instrumentation of clarinet, violin and piano, the Zodiac Trio has been on the forefront of innovative programming, presenting 20th century masterpieces alongside new works and acclaimed original arrangements, offering the listener an immersive, musical journey.

Au cours des dix dernières années, le Trio Zodiac s’est révélé comme étant le premier trio international de ce genre, présenté par Radio France comme « un ensemble d’une virtuosité et d’une sensibilité à vous couper le souffle ». Tirant parti d’une composition instrumentale originale : clarinette, violon, piano, le Trio Zodiac a été à la pointe d’une programmation innovante, présentant des chefs- d’œuvre du XX° siècle aux cotés de nouvelles œuvres et d’arrangements originaux, offrant à l’auditeur un voyage musical somptueux.

Programmes and projects

Sergei Prokofiev - "Peter and the Wolf"


An original arrangement of Prokofev’s classic music tale, set to stunning imagery by Jorg Muller and performer with a narrator. The iconic piece comes to life in a new way with beautiful projections that have been set to the pace of the performance.  Requires a narrator (English and French available). A fantastic way to bring this classic musical tale to your hall or school without hiring an orchestra!

Once Upon a Time in Paris


The Zodiac Trio reflect on their years spent at the Paris Conservatory under the auspices of the Ysaÿe Quartet with a program that presents a fascinating journey through French musical literature, with a special accent on French contemporary composers Ida Gotkovsky, Gilbert Amy and Xavier Bouchaud. 



A concert featuring great American chambre music. Presenting some of today's leading composers like Libby Larsen and Joan Tower, alongside greats like Ives and Joplin, with some lesser known gems by Daniel Gregory Mason and Ned Rorem.


“A breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity  and sensitivity.” 

—  Radio France



“... free-spirited, bold, adventurous, innovative, inspiring.” 

—  Meizhu Lui,

October 2018

“The last concert of the series given by the Zodiac Trio was truly exceptional. Excellent, highly- gifted, exquisite... the audience was lost for adjectives after the performance that showcased a remarkable musicality of rare intensity...” 

—  La Tribune