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