2017 Project - History of the Piano Trio
In 2017, we've begun our most ambitious project yet, in a survey of the greatest piano trios of all time. We offer you the piano trio as time machine: a small but robust vehicle conveying us through musical worlds, from early Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. through the greatest hits of the Romantic era – Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Dvorak – to those crowning achievements of twentieth-century chamber music, the piano trios of Ravel and Shostakovich. Despite such changing landscapes, the guiding principles of the piano trio remain remarkably consistent: co-operation, conversation, balance, friendship.
Our journey started earlier this year when we meet in Germany for a musical boot camp with our mentor Hatto Beyerle, and give a concert for the Tait Memorial Trust at St Gabriel's Church Pimlico in London.
We've kicked off the year in Australia with a repeat engagement at the Brunswick Beethoven Festival, before our first weekend feast at the gorgeous Epsom House. Over the course of the year, we will bring these programs to the Melbourne Recital Centre, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Independent Theatre in Sydney, and Art Gallery of South Australia.
Helen, Anna and Tim