The Floris Kappeyne Trio
was set up in 2015 by the pianist. The trio consisting of separate Prinses Christina Concours winners (2012) met in their early teenage years when the pianist invited Tijs Klaassen and Wouter Kühne to play a gig after seeing them on Youtube. During the last year, the trio has worked on achieving an authentic concept by combining the classic sound of the McCoy Tyner trio from the sixties with Senegalese sabar rhythms and abstraction from modern classical music. The result can be heard on their debut-album “Interchange”, which was released in June 2017 on Challenge Records International. In 2018, the trio will bring new repertoire to the concerts featuring modern classical compositions in the form of 12 preludes, featuring improvisational elements in an out-of-ordinary fashion, in an attempt to question the difference between classical and jazz music in the contemporary music world.
At age 14, Floris Kappeyne van de Coppello (1995) won a second prize in the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours 2010, followed by a first prize in 2012. In 2017, Floris was awarded the prize for “Best Soloist” in the yearly Jazzcontest in Mechelen. He performs with the Floris Kappeyne Trio at different venues in the Netherlands and abroad. He has performed at festivals in different formations including North Sea Jazz Festival, and internationally in France, Switzerland and Tanzania.