Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Joseph Haydn's long-term employment as Kapellmeister at the palace of Eszterhaza in Hungary is reflected in the dedication of his set of three Trios Nos. 21-23 to Princess Marie Ermenegild Esterhazy, though these were published in London during the second of Haydn's visits. These delightful works are notable for the dexterity required of the pianist, and all, including the Trio No 14, involve lively and innovative use of tonality. Previous volumes in this series have been acclaimed for their 'taste and stylistic insight' (Daily Telegraph). Formed in 1997, the Kungsbacka Piano Trio has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most outstanding ensembles of its kind, winning First Prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, joining the Young Classical Artists Trust, the BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme and being selected as 'Rising Stars' by the European Concert Halls Organisation.
Piano Trio in C major Hob. XV:21, Piano Trio in in E-flat major Hob. XV:22, Piano Trio in in D minor Hob. XV:23, Piano Trio in A-flat major Hob. XV:14
'Is there a better trio in Western Europe?' (The Strad)
'the essence of chamber music, just about as good as it gets.' (The Domion Post concert review)
'one of today's brightest chamber ensembles.' (The Daily Telegraph)