The Vi­enna Pi­ano Trio re­turns


Ah Vi­enna, the home of cham­ber mu­sic. For the first time in more than a decade, the Vi­enna Pi­ano Trio re­turns to New Zealand as the fi­nal con­cert in Cham­ber Mu­sic New Zealand’s 2015 Kalei­do­scopes sea­son. The trio per­forms in the Re­gent on Broad­way next Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 19 at 7.30pm.

Un­doubt­edly the high­light con­cert of the sea­son, Cham­ber Mu­sic NZ’s Peter Walls refers to the tour as ‘‘the pol­ished gem in our sea­son’’.

Ensem­ble-in-res­i­dence at Vi­enna’s Konz­erthaus and with reg­u­lar per­for­mances at Lon­don’s Wig­more Hall, the Vi­enna Pi­ano Trio is one of the world’s lead­ing en­sem­bles of vi­o­lin, cello and pi­ano, and has been charm­ing the world’s au­di­ences for more than a quar­ter of a cen­tury.

Among the nu­mer­ous awards for their per­for­mances and record­ings have been Gramo­phone Editor’s Choice, BBC Ra­dio 3 Record of the Month and The Times Clas­sic Al­bum of the Year.

With the im­pec­ca­ble Ste­fan Mendl on pi­ano and Matthias Gredler play­ing a 1752 Guadagnini cello, the trio has a new mem­ber this year in vi­o­lin­ist David McCar­roll, who per­forms on a 1761 Gagliano in­stru­ment.

The pro­gramme in­cludes Beethoven’s Opus 70 No 2 and Schu­bert’s fi­nal pi­ano trio, a work which sim­mers with con­stant trans­for­ma­tions of pas­sion and pathos.

The third piece is Fu¨rBa´lint An­dra´s Varga: Ten Minia­tures For Pi­ano Trio by Johannes Maria Staud. There’s a free pre-con­cert talk at 6.45pm with tick­ets for The Vi­enna Trio at Tick­etDirect 0800 224 224 tick­

The Vi­enna Pi­ano Trio (from left) Matthias Gredler (cello), Ste­fan Mendl (pi­ano) and David McCar­roll (vi­o­lin).

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