The Vienna Piano Trio has been performing regularly in virtually every major music centre in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East for over 25 years. The Trio was founded in 1988 and after early extensive studies with highly renowned musicians paved its way to an international career. Its most important teachers and mentors include Isaac Stern, Ralph Kirshbaum and Joseph Kalichstein as well as the members of the Trio di Trieste, the Beaux Arts Trio, the Guarneri Quartet and the LaSalle Quartet.
The Vienna Piano Trio frequently performs at music festivals such as the Festival Aix en Provence, Schubertiade, Mozartwoche Salzburg, Beethovenfest Bonn, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Rheingau Musikfestival and Kuhmo (Finland). In addition, the group tours worldwide, performing in London, Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Mexico City, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney, Brussels, Barcelona and Berlin. Recent highlights include opening the season of the Shanghai Concert Hall in autumn 2010 in celebration of its collaboration with the Vienna Konzerthaus, residencies at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2011/2012 and LSO St Luke’s in 2013 and a ten-date tour of New Zealand in partnership with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2015.
From 1997 to 2006 the Vienna Piano Trio held its own annual series of concerts as part of the Vienna Musikverein’s “Jeunesse Musicale”. Since 2006 the ensemble has been resident at the Vienna Konzerthaus where it performs four concerts each season in the Mozartsaal. The Trio has performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Metropolitain de Montréal and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
The Trio’s discography includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorák, Shostakovich and Schnittke (Nimbus Records). Since 2002 the Trio has been recording for MDG (Musikproduktion Dabringhaus & Grimm) and CDs include the complete Trios of Schubert and Dvorak, works by Schoenberg, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Schumann, Beethoven and Saint-Saëns, as well as the latest CDs dedicated to Brahms. Its recordings have earned the highest acclaim as well as several awards – Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC Radio 3 Record of the Month and The Times Classical Album of the Year. In July 2010 they won an ECHO-Klassik for their release of Haydn Piano Trios, an accolade which was repeated in July 2017 for their first volume of the complete trios by Brahms.
The 17/18 season includes a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at Vienna’s Musikverein, an extensive US tour, a return to London’s Wigmore Hall and after last season’s successful concerts with Mark Padmore the trio will tour again with the tenor, performing amongst others, in Amsterdam and Heidelberg. The trio also resume their three-year tenure as the first ever International Associate Artists of Turner Sims Southampton, a position that sees them perform four concerts a year until the end of 2018.
In addition to its concert appearances the ensemble has given master classes at the Wigmore Hall and Royal College of Music in London, Sydney’s Conservatory of Music, the University of Wellington (New Zealand) as well as in Finland, France and the USA.
David McCarroll plays a violin by A. & G. Gagliano from 1761; Matthias Gredler plays a Violoncello by J. B. Guadagnini from 1752.
On Monday 26 June, the Vienna Piano Trio performed at the Wigmore Hall with tenor Mark Padmore
VIENNA PIANO TRIO begin their UK Tour with performances at Cardiff University (14 Feb), Ilkley Concert Club (15 Feb), Southampton University (16Feb) and Milverton Concert Society (18 Feb).
VIENNA PIANO TRIO will be performing works by Haydn, Ravel and Brahms at the Wigmore Hall (14 Jan), before travelling to Southampton to perform at the University’s Turner Sims Concert Series as Artists in Residence (15 Jan).
VIENNA PIANO TRIO continue their residency at Turner Sims Concert Hall with their first performance of the season, including works by Schubert, Webern, Berg and Beethoven (29 Nov).