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Trio Gaspard

Ensemble

‘A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league!’

Ensemble Magazine

Trio Gaspard has championed the entire breadth of piano trio repertoire to become one of the most sought-after trios of its generation, praised for its unique and fresh approach to the score. As well as exploring well-known classics, the players work with contemporary composers and research seldom-played masterpieces, sharing their discoveries with audiences at prestigious venues around the world.

Their curiosity for uncovering repertoire has led to recent performances of Ethyl Smyth’s Piano Trio in D minor at the BBC Proms, broadcast live by the BBC, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann rarely performed Présence: Ballet Blanc, alongside dancer Luka Fritsch, recorded live at the Pierre Boulez Saal and released on the trio’s ‘Live in Berlin’ CD, in cooperation with German Radio.

Also committed to commissioning new works, the trio has launched an extensive project to commission composers such as Olli Mustonen, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Helena Winkelman, Sally Beamish, Kit Armstrong, Johannes Fischer and Leonid Gorokhov to write companion pieces to Haydn’s piano trios. For its debut project with Chandos Records, the group is currently recording these works alongside Haydn’s originals. The second instalment of the project was released in 2023 to great critical acclaim and The Strad wrote of the first volume, ‘It’s truly a delight, and leaves this listener hungry for more.’

2024/2025 Season Programmes

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