Jonian Kadesha [violin]
Vashti Hunter [cello]
Nicholas Rimmer [piano]
“A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league!” – Ensemble Magazine
Founded in 2010, Trio Gaspard is one of the most sought-after piano trios of their generation, praised for their unique and fresh approach to the score.
As well as exploring and championing the traditional piano trio repertoire, Trio Gaspard works regularly with contemporary composers and is keen to discover seldom-played masterpieces. In 2022, they performed Ethyl Smyth’s Piano Trio in D minor at the BBC Proms, broadcasted live by the BBC. They have also played the rarely performed “Présence- Ballet Blanc” for piano trio and speaker by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, working alongside contemporary dancer Luka Fritsch. Their performance of this was recorded live at the Pierre Boulez Saal and was released on the trio’s “Live in Berlin” CD, in cooperation with German Radio. The Trio is currently in process of an extensive commissioning project which sees composers such as Olli Mustonen, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Helena Winkelman, Sally Beamish, Kit Armstrong, Johannes Fischer and Leonid Gorokhov writing companion pieces to the Haydn trios. Their debut project with Chandos Records sees all of Haydn’s 46 trios be recorded over the next 5 years alongside these commissioned contemporary companion pieces. Volume one of which was released in 2022 to critical acclaim, including reviews in The Strad, The Times and Limelight Magazine. The former of which featured the album as The Strad Reccommends and wrote “It’s truly a delight, and leaves this listener hungry for more”.
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