Concert 2 - Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 8pm PDF Print E-mail

TRIO CON BRIO COPENHAGEN
piano trio

 

Sandström 4 Pieces  

    

Smetana Trio in G minor op 15  
Beethoven      Trio op 70 no. 1 in D major 'Ghost'      
    

"clearly occupies a lofty perch

in today's musical scene."

WASHINGTON POST;

"From the first note, Trio con Brio

exudes class ...both explosive and

exquisitely intimate..." THE STRAD

 

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This award-winning piano trio is based in Copenhagen and consists of Danish pianist, Jens Elvekjaer, and two Korean sisters, Soo-Jin Hong, violin, and Soo-Kyung Hong, cello. Founded in Vienna in 1999, Trio con Brio explores the repertoire with 'freshness and curiosity, respect and reflection'. The group has an intensive worldwide touring schedule and is known for playing of great 'passion and panache'.


Sven-David Sandström is a prolific Swedish composer and the '4 pieces' were written as a gift to the Trio – a fusion of minimalism and crystalline layers of sound and rhythm. Smetana's G minor Trio was given its emotional emphasis by the death of his daughter from scarlet fever - a work of great tenderness and some depth. The eerie-sounding slow movement has given the Beethoven D major Trio its nickname and may have been influenced by the ideas for an opera based on 'Macbeth' he was discussing at the time.