Highlights of the next couple of months:
Jan. 27 – Auditorium du Louvre, Paris
Jan. 31 – Royal Library, Copenhagen
Feb. 12 – Wigmore Hall, London
Furthermore the trio will perform on several tours in USA and Germany, concerts in Madrid, Rencontre Musicales d´Evian and music societies in Denmark. In summer our festival Kerteminde will have its second edition at the amazing manor house in Kerteminde, Funen!
Our next CD-project will start at the end of February with the first recordings of the complete Beethoven Piano Trios on the Orchid Label.
We are looking forward to a 3 years period digging into every note that Beethoven has written for piano trio. The culmination will be in 2019 in connection with our 20-years anniversary with the release of a complete Beethoven box and an exciting interactive project in cooperation with the Danish Radio – Beethoven ZOOM.
“From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class … both explosive and exquisitely intimate – aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache.”
The Musician and the Score
“….an excellent performance all round, showcasing an airtight ensemble, but also these Danish-based musicians’ flair for colouristic detail. They are consistently compelling, whether in the howling opening statement, the tender dips into lyricism or the tightly coiled whirring that constitutes the Scherzo….any group would be hard-pressed to imitate this blend of verve and poise.”
An Island of Beautiful Trio-tones
“An Island of Beautiful Trio-tones
BENT SØRENSEN’S TITILLATING TONE POETRY SEEPED THROUGH HIS NEW TRIPLE CONCERTO “L’ISOLA DELLA CITTÁ”, WHICH TRIO CON BRIO NAVIGATED GENTLY THROUGH TOGETHER WITH DANISH NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. An island in the city leads thoughts towards an exotic oasis, where one can seek peace and quiet away from the roaring city. In Bent Sørensen’s newly written triple concerto which Trio con Brio performed Thursday evening, the trio was an exposed island. The orchestra played the devouring city. The soloists on piano, violin and cello fought with sweet passages for the existence of the island in five poetic movements, whilst the orchestra in between was close to drowning the oasis with expansive outbreaks of sound. Sørensen’s very special tone poetry saturated both the trio’s insect like buzzing, the percussion’s abrupt interruptions and the brass players melancholic calling. The musicians in Trio con Brio tour the world thin; their playing is extremely close and let magically the instrumanets melt together in homogenous sound colours. As a crisp surprise the piano broke the meditative expanse with a catching motife. To see a large number of the orchestra musicians grab wooden blocks and bang on them with wooden sticks gave a raw titallising effect. Christine Christiansen.”