The Tatcho Drom String Trio consists of Gundula Stojanova Gruen violin/vocals, Jeremy Halliwell, guitar and Fraser Parry, cello. Tatcho Drom means ‘True Journey’, in Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their performance repertoire features the musical discoveries of Gundula’s field work trips through Eastern Europe and the Balkans, where she learns from local musicians - the biggest inspiration have always been the old Gypsy Romany virtuosos. Their music vibrates from an untouched earth-connected and fiery energy, which Gundula preserves when crafting the arrangements for the trio.
Gundula is an acknowledged virtuoso violinist, singer and ethnomusicologist. Her unique performance style showcases both her vast technical ability, acquired through intensive conservatoire training, as well as her in-depth understanding of musical traditions. The trio is part of the 5-piece ensemble Tatcho Drom, which Gundula has formed in 2007. In the past, the group performed at festivals, art centres and concert halls such as the Purcell Room, the Royal Opera House and the Southbank Centre.
Programme to include repertoire from along the Danube from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.