Sunday, 9 February 2020
Trio in A major Hob XV:18
Trio No2 in E minor Op67
Trio in E flat major Op.100
2016 Kersjesprijs, the Netherlands’ premier CD chamber music award
Schubert wrote his three greatest chamber works in the last year of his life – the piano sonata in B flat and the two piano trios, in B flat (which was played last season by the Aronowitz Ensemble) and in E flat which the Busch will play in this concert.
Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, (with whose violin, a 1783 G.B.Guadagnini, Matthieu Bellen now plays) this young piano trio has emerged as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across Europe. Omri Epstein “the group’s marvellously sensitive pianist”, Mathieu van Bellen, whose “silvery gleam darted eloquently”, and Ori Epstein, with whom “you felt in the grip of a warm hug”, have all won prizes in solo international competitions.
Receiving guidance from distinguished artists such as Eberhard Feltz, Andras Schiff and the Artemis Quartet, the trio are currently based at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, where they are trio in residence