April 17: Danish ensemble Trio Vitruvi perform its Carnegie Hall Debut
On April 17, 2018 the award-winning Danish piano trio, Trio Vitruvi, bring their "highest technical and musical qualities" (maestro Ádám Fischer) to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall presented by Bridge Records in their US debut performance. The program features music by Shostakovich, Dvořák, and Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 929, which the trio recorded for their forthcoming CD on Bridge Records. The concert is at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 general admission, and available at CarnegieHall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh.
Trio Vitruvi, Niklas Walentin (violin) Alexander McKenzie (piano) and Jacob la Cour (cello) have performed critically acclaimed concerts in Denmark, China, Russia, France, Austria, Portugal, Belarus and Germany in halls such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre, Salle Cortot and the Danish National Radio. They have been awarded both first prize and the audience prize at the Danish National Radio's Chamber Music Competition 2014, first prize at the Jurmala International Music Competition, awards from the royal family of Denmark, the Sonning Foundation and the National Arts Council "The Young Elite".
Trio Vitruvi takes its name from the Roman architect and philosopher Vitruvius, whose ideas about proportions, beauty, structure and the relationship between the natural and human worlds are particularly relevant to the ensemble's approach to music. The group was founded in 2013 after intense days of work on the small, windswept island of Fanø off of Denmark's western coast.
Also in April, Trio Vitruvi releases their debut CD of Schubert piano trios on Bridge Records (CD 9510). The CD features the rarely performed Bärenreiter Urtext edition of Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb Major, D. 929 which includes many extra minutes of music not included in previous editions. Also on the CD is the one-movement "Notturno" D.897. See below for complete details on the CD "Trio Vitruvi plays Schubert Piano Trios, D.929 & D.897".