|Swiss Piano Trio, Switzerland, 2013|
Tour Dates: 11 - 22 July, 2013
In 2003, the Swiss Piano Trio won the first prize at the distinguished International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta.
12 July, National Center for the Performing Arts, 010-66550000
Martin Lucas Staub, piano
In 2003, the Swiss Piano Trio won the first prize at the distinguished International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta. The ensemble is also the 2005 first prize winner of the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria. In March of the same year, the trio was given the Swiss Ambassador's Award at the world famous Wigmore Hall in London. This success in international competitions, along with a series of worldwide concerts, helped make the Swiss Piano Trio one of the leading chamber music ensembles of its generation.
Since its foundation in 1998 the ensemble has given concerts in 40 countries on all continents. It has performed in renowned halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich, Casino Berne, Victoria Hall Geneva, Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie de Liege, National Philharmony of Ukraine Kiev, Teatro Teresa Carreño Caracas, Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires, Shanghai Grand Theatre, QPAC Brisbane and many others. The musicians regularly accept invitations to perform at renowned festivals and give master classes in many countries.
Numerous broadcast recordings for stations like Radio Suisse Romande, Schweizer Radio DRS, the Ukrainian State Radio, Sudwestdeutscher Rundfunk SWR, Radio Television Hong Kong, the Venezuela State TV, the Vietnam State Television or the Australian Radio ABC Classic radio document the artistic activities of the ensemble. The Swiss Piano Trio has released CDs on the labels Swiss Pan, "Musiques Suisses" and since 2011 on the German audit label. The discography includes works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Dvorák, as well as piano trios by the Swiss composers Paul Juon, Frank Martin and Daniel Schnyder. The Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky recording were both awarded a Supersonic by the Magazine Pizzicato.
Valuable artistic direction has been given to the Swiss Piano Trio by Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, by the Wiener Altenberg Trio, by Valentin Berlinsky from the Borodin Quartet of Moscow and by members of the Amadeus Quartet.
“The Swiss ensemble plays Mendelssohn Piano Trios with surpassing elegance, beauty and absolute technical control and perfection.”
“Violinist Angela Golubeva, sets a virtuoso, yet sensual tone to both trios, with skilled piano playing by Martin Lucas Staub and an almost voluptuous cello of Sebastien Singer. They play as a team, each coming in turn to the forefront as required. The tempi are carefully chosen. Never too much, never too little. A delight!”
- Adrian Cue, SACD.net