The Piano Trio
Soo-Jin Hong, violin; Soo-Kyung Hong, cello; Jens Elvekjaer, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70/ 1, “Ghost”
Per Nørgård, Spell, version for violin, cello and piano (1973)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op. 67
From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class … both explosive and exquisitely intimate.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen is the first chamber ensemble to have received the prestigious P2 Artists Award (2015). The trio, which plays the central role in Scandinavia’s vibrant contemporary music scene, will mark their twentieth anniversary with a series of concerts throughout Europe, USA and Asia in 2019.
There is something about the configuration of a trio, about that triangle, that somehow focuses and amplifies the special understanding that we all have as people and as musicians. It is both a freedom and a fulfilment.
Born out of an idea of the coming together of ‘musical pairs’ (two sisters – and a marital couple), the trio quickly gained a reputation for their fresh and contemporary approach to the core repertoire and an inquisitively selected programme. The trio scale musical heights with the verve their name suggests, as well as a remarkable sense of coherence, infectious zest and an overwhelming joy of music-making.
They look back on their past achievements with a rich programme: Beethoven and Shostakovich have accompanied them since the very beginning, while Nørgård dedicated some of his new pieces to the trio.
Echoes of the Silk Road
Wolfgang A. Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, KV 526
Bright Sheng, Three Fantasies for Violin and Piano (2005)
- Dream Song
- Tibetan Air
- Kazakhstan Love Song
Franz Schubert, Fantasia in C Major for violin and piano, D 934
Work by a Slovenian composer, TBA
An artist of affecting humility and beautiful tone production.
A violin virtuoso of a victorious tone, with thick layers of colour, which as an entranced song flashes a plurality of events on the ground, overlooking from a kind of superior vantage point.
Violinist Dan Zhu possesses great breadth of mind and musical sensibility. His special outlook on life, art, freedom, beauty and love is reflected in his artistic maturity, complemented with technical brilliance and stylistic consistency.
Dalberto plays it with discerning sensitivity, which he complements with splendid rhythmic élan and general vitality of spirit.
A widely acclaimed artist, Michel Dalberto has been hailed as one of the leading French pianists of his generation. He is one of the foremost interpreters of Schubert's and Mozart's music and an acknowledged recording artist. He is the only living pianist to have recorded the complete piano works by Schubert.
With a stylistically diversified programme, the musicians will pay tribute to both the violinist’s native land and his new home and enrich Slovenia’s chamber repertoire by giving the Slovenian premiere of Sheng’s Fantasies.
Johann Sebastian Bach,
Prelude from the Suite for Luth in C minor, BWV 997
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906
Sonata in C Major, K. 132
Sonata in A minor, K. 175
Sonata in A Major, K. 208
Sonata in D Major, K. 119
Johann Sebastian Bach, Adagio from the Concerto in D minor, BWV 974
(Transcription of Oboe Concerto in D minor by Alessandro Marcello)
Sonata in F Major, K. 6
Sonata in F minor, K. 481
Johann Sebastian Bach,
Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
Chaconne from the Violin Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
He internalizes the music he plays so completely that any interpretive ambivalence or miscalculation is unthinkable. The sincerity and modesty of delivery are the keys to his power.
One of the youngest winners of the prestigious International Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges (2012), Jean Rondeau is an idiosyncratic musical personality who has been reviving the spirit of Baroque and striving to restore the nowadays somewhat forgotten keyboard instrument to its former glory. Marked by playfulness and freshness, his convincing, remarkably mature and richly articulated performances take full advantage of the harpsichord’s virtuosity and capacious sonority.
Rondeau is a natural communicator, unimpeded by the imperative to score academic points.
BBC Music Magazine
The programme intertwines Scarlatti’s unique miniature gems, a vision of music way ahead of its time, with Bach’s transcribed masterpieces.
Four Inspired Musicians
Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath, violins; Hanna Weinmeister, viola; Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Arnold Schoenberg, String Quartet No 1 in D minor, Op. 7
Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet No 13 in B flat Major, Op. 130 with Grande Fugue, Op. 133
Dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity
The New York Times
An ethereal and light joy, one cannot play Beethoven’s music any better or more fulfilling than this.
They produce a dazzling palette of sounds, roaring like a full symphony or whispering at near-inaudibility.
The Washington Post
Tetzlaff Quartett brings together four acclaimed chamber musicians – the Tetzlaff siblings were joined by two musicians who pursue successful individual careers. Their few yet eagerly awaited concerts testify to the ensemble’s sterling music-making. Although uncrowned with an array of awards and prizes, the quartet ranks among some of the world’s finest chamber ensembles – impeccable technique and invigorating expressiveness culminate in sonically balanced, refined and precise performances marked by a unique interpretive freedom.
The Tetzlaff Quartett’s deeply engaged performances faithfully reflect the greatness of Beethoven’s late quartets, which blend the sheer force of music with the insightfulness of Schonberg’s first foray into absolute music; which already heralds the composer’s deviation into the domain of atonality.