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Kungsbacka Piano Trio

Wednesday 25th February 2009: Kungsbacka Piano Trio


Haydn: Trio Hob XV/13
Schumann: Trio in G minor
Dvorak: Trio in F minor


Artist Information:

Formed in 1997, the Trio is rapidly gaining an enviable reputation as one of the most outstanding ensembles of its generation.  In 1999, the Trio won First Prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and in the same year was selected for representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust in London . It has since appeared at numerous festivals and venues throughout Europe, North and South America and Australia .

Invited to take part in the BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme in 2000, the Trio can be frequently heard on Radio 3.  Broadcasts have included concerts live from Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, LSO St Luke's and the City of London , Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Festivals.

Selected as "Rising Stars" in 2002 by the European Concert Halls Organisation, the Trio gave a series of recitals at major venues throughout Europe and a debut recital at New York 's Carnegie Hall .




"Is there a better trio ensemble in Western Europe ?" - The Strad - Wigmore Hall, London, June 2006

"KPT have during their nine year long career come to the forefront of international piano trio ensembles. ... the balance between clarity and feeling is perfect." (6/6star rating) - Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden, November 2006

"Remember the name: with the Kungsbacka Piano Trio you are assured a really good chamber music evening." - Jan Jacoby, Politiken, Denmark, October 2006

"Technically assured and musically beyond comparision, there was a genuine, heartfelt feeling for chamber music playing - an ensemble which, without exaggeration, could be said to have a total joy of music-making only found amongst the very great." - Västerbottens Kuriren - Umeå Chamber Music Festival - June 2000

"Their playing was a revelation, especially in the Shostakovich. They lived every second of it ­ an edge-of-the-seat performance for both players and listeners. Their Beethoven - the E flat major op.1 no.1 ­ was the best classical trio of the first round and their Brahms B major was richly satisfying." - The Strad - Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition - July 1999



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