The Trio Enescu ensemble is often praised for chamber music of the highest pedigree, a unanimity of sound which unleashes prodigious force, the infectious enthusiasm of its playing, a strong sense of ensemble and the diverse stylistic range of its repertoire.
The trio is named after the legendary George Enescu and was founded in 2011, the 130th year of the birth of the Romanian violinist and composer. From their very first recital, the musicians have received highest praise by critics and audiences alike. Not long after being founded, Trio Enescu won First Prize at the Helexpo International Chamber Music Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece and the Austrian Brahms Society Award.
Before forming the ensemble, the members of the Trio Enescu were already performing successfully as solo artists in international concert venues. Among other accolades, the performers were prizewinners at the Jeunesses Musicales Competition, the Nikolai Rubinstein Competition and received the Landgrave of Hesse Award as well as performing as soloists at many important concert halls in Europe, Japan, the United States and South America.
The Alban Berg Quartet and Harald Schoneweg – who taught them during advanced studies at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne – have been influential mentors. The ensemble also gained valuable insight through collaboration with Paul Badura-Skoda and Paul Dan.
Trio Enescu has performed at important international concert halls, among them Alte Oper Frankfurt, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Kurhaus Wiesbaden and Philharmonic Hall in Vilnius as well as at Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan. The trio gave its debut recital at the Rheingau Music Festival in 2015.
The first release by the Trio Enescu in 2014 was acclaimed by chamber music experts and broadcast many times by radio broadcasters, including SR 2 Kulturradio, ORF Radio Ö1 and Radio Orange Wien. This recording completes the group’s recording of all the piano trio works by its Romanian namesake.
Photography: Sabin Tambrea
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.trioenescu.eu/
First Piano Trios
by George Enescu and Anton Arensky
Works by George Enescu and Gabriel Fauré