The Susato Trio was founded in 2022 by violinist Sarah Bayens (Belgium), cellist Mikko Pablo (Philippines-USA) and pianist Markiyan Popil (Ukraine). Based in Belgium, they were coached collectively and individually by Guy Danel, Sergei Edelmann, Shirly Laub and Justus Grimm. Their first concert at the 2022 Belgian Young Talent Competition was a great success, and they will soon be recording a CD. Equally at home with standard repertoire and exploring new frontiers, the Susato Trio recently collaborated with composer Adam Clarke to record the music for choreographer John William Watson's dance piece Hang in there Baby, which will premiere at London's prestigious Sadler's Wells Theatre.
The Susato Trio won first prize in the Classical Generation competition in December 2022, as well as first prize in the Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens competition.