Born in South Africa, Mari and Ine immigrated to Canada with their family in the year 2000. Four years later the youngest sister, Luka, was born. From the very beginning of their lives, it was evident that music was knit deeply in their hearts, and it was a love that would be developed later.
Their mother, also a lover of music, started taking cello lessons after listening to opera her whole childhood. Cello, having the sound nearest to a human voice, was obviously the instrument of choice. When Mari heard the cello for the first time she was very eager to start lessons. Subsequently, Ine begged for lessons after two years of seeing her older sister start to learn. Mari then gave Ine her first lesson. A year after, Luka was born, and she also followed in the footsteps of the family, starting to play cello on a full sized viola with an endpin inserted.
When the three sisters started traveling from the small town of their childhood, Brooks, Alberta, to Calgary in order to study with Canada’s top instructors at the Mount Royal University Conservatory, they knew that cello was something that they could never let go. After many years of playing together and apart, they started realizing that all three had the same goal in mind. Moving to Calgary, near the Rocky Mountains, the three cellists were inspired by the glorious peaks of the mountain ranges. One day, driving past the famous Three Sisters mountains in Canmore, Ine, Mari and Luka realized they themselves were the three sisters. From there the name was born. Later they found out that each peak has a nickname: the oldest sister is called “Faith”, the middle “Charity”, and the youngest “Hope”. This was exactly in line with what all three strive to create in their music.
Three Sisters Trio is the story of sisters, each unique, but united by the same purpose, came together through their shared passion to form a trio that celebrates music’s unique power to communicate profound emotion and connect people from all backgrounds and languages.