Trio Gaspard
  • Tuesday 18 March 2025, 7pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Standard £25. Unwaged £11.50. Students £5
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Trio Gaspard has championed the entire breadth of piano trio repertoire to become one of the most sought-after trios of its generation, praised for its unique and fresh approach to the score. ‘A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league! Ensemble magazine   Founded in 2010, the trio’s members hail from Germany, Greece, and the UK. As well as exploring well-known classics, the players work with contemporary composers and research seldom-played masterpieces. Committed to commissioning new works, in this concert they perform a piece they have commissioned from the Moldovan composer and violinist  Patricia Kopatchinskaja. They conclude Manchester Chamber Concert’s season with Schubert’s Trio No. 1 described as  pouring out a stream of spontaneous melody. From its soaring opening theme to the sublimated echoes of Viennese popular music in the finale, the music exudes life-affirming energy.

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society Season Ticket

Book a season ticket and get 15% off. See the full season of concerts here.

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Book any three concerts in the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society’s 24/25 season and get 10% off. This discount will automatically apply at checkout.

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About Trio Gaspard

‘A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league!’- Ensemble Magazine

Trio Gaspard has championed the entire breadth of piano trio repertoire to become one of the most sought-after trios of its generation, praised for its unique and fresh approach to the score. As well as exploring well-known classics, the players work with contemporary composers and research seldom-played masterpieces, sharing their discoveries with audiences at prestigious venues around the world.

Their curiosity for uncovering repertoire has led to recent performances of Ethyl Smyth’s Piano Trio in D minor at the BBC Proms, broadcast live by the BBC, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann rarely performed Présence: Ballet Blanc, alongside dancer Luka Fritsch, recorded live at the Pierre Boulez Saal and released on the trio’s ‘Live in Berlin’ CD, in cooperation with German Radio.

Also committed to commissioning new works, the trio has launched an extensive project to commission composers such as Olli Mustonen, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Helena Winkelman, Sally Beamish, Kit Armstrong, Johannes Fischer and Leonid Gorokhov to write companion pieces to Haydn’s piano trios. For its debut project with Chandos Records, the group is currently recording these works alongside Haydn’s originals. The second instalment of the project was released in 2023 to great critical acclaim and The Strad wrote of the first volume, ‘It’s truly a delight, and leaves this listener hungry for more.’ Alongside their Haydn recordings, 2023 also saw the first release in a new series of ‘Stories’ discs, focussing on different European cultural capitals and the composers associated with them. ‘Berlin Stories’ was released in 2023 and included music by Mendelssohn, Juon and Skalkottas, with BBC Music Magazine and The Strad both awarding it five stars. Future discs in the series will focus on Prague and Budapest.

Trio Gaspard is regularly invited to major international concert halls including Berlin Philharmonie, Essen Philharmonie, Boulez Saal, Grafenegg Castle, Salle Molière Lyon and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Highlights of the 23–24 season include a residency at Wigmore Hall, Beethoven’s ‘Triple’ Concerto with Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and recitals at the prestigious series of the Amici Della Musica Firenze, Lucerne Chamber Music Society, Musik Theater Bern, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Sage Gateshead and Heidelberger Frühling Festival.

Founded in 2010, the trio’s members hail from Germany, Greece and the UK. They studied at European Chamber Music Academy under Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Ferenc Rados, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jérôme Pernoo and Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet), as well as with Hatto Beyerle. They were Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Northern College of Music (2017–19) and won first and special prizes at the Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, the International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna and the International Chamber Music Competition in Illzach, France.

Image credit: Andrej Grilc

Trio Gaspard
  • Tuesday 18 March 2025, 7pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Standard £25. Unwaged £11.50. Students £5
Book tickets

Please note: Limited availability for £5 student tickets.

Programme

Programme

Olli MUSTONEN Introduzione e Allegro alla Polacca
HAYDN Trio in G, Hob. XV:25
Patricia KOPATCHINSKAJA New Work (Trio Gaspard commission)
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9, ‘Le Carnaval de Pest’
SCHUBERT Trio No. 1 in B flat, D. 898, Op. 99

Trio Gaspard has championed the entire breadth of piano trio repertoire to become one of the most sought-after trios of its generation, praised for its unique and fresh approach to the score. ‘A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league! Ensemble magazine   Founded in 2010, the trio’s members hail from Germany, Greece, and the UK. As well as exploring well-known classics, the players work with contemporary composers and research seldom-played masterpieces. Committed to commissioning new works, in this concert they perform a piece they have commissioned from the Moldovan composer and violinist  Patricia Kopatchinskaja. They conclude Manchester Chamber Concert’s season with Schubert’s Trio No. 1 described as  pouring out a stream of spontaneous melody. From its soaring opening theme to the sublimated echoes of Viennese popular music in the finale, the music exudes life-affirming energy.

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society Season Ticket

Book a season ticket and get 15% off. See the full season of concerts here.

Book a Full Season Ticket

Special Offer

Book any three concerts in the Manchester Chamber Concerts Society’s 24/25 season and get 10% off. This discount will automatically apply at checkout.

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

About Trio Gaspard

‘A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league!’- Ensemble Magazine

Trio Gaspard has championed the entire breadth of piano trio repertoire to become one of the most sought-after trios of its generation, praised for its unique and fresh approach to the score. As well as exploring well-known classics, the players work with contemporary composers and research seldom-played masterpieces, sharing their discoveries with audiences at prestigious venues around the world.

Their curiosity for uncovering repertoire has led to recent performances of Ethyl Smyth’s Piano Trio in D minor at the BBC Proms, broadcast live by the BBC, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann rarely performed Présence: Ballet Blanc, alongside dancer Luka Fritsch, recorded live at the Pierre Boulez Saal and released on the trio’s ‘Live in Berlin’ CD, in cooperation with German Radio.

Also committed to commissioning new works, the trio has launched an extensive project to commission composers such as Olli Mustonen, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Helena Winkelman, Sally Beamish, Kit Armstrong, Johannes Fischer and Leonid Gorokhov to write companion pieces to Haydn’s piano trios. For its debut project with Chandos Records, the group is currently recording these works alongside Haydn’s originals. The second instalment of the project was released in 2023 to great critical acclaim and The Strad wrote of the first volume, ‘It’s truly a delight, and leaves this listener hungry for more.’ Alongside their Haydn recordings, 2023 also saw the first release in a new series of ‘Stories’ discs, focussing on different European cultural capitals and the composers associated with them. ‘Berlin Stories’ was released in 2023 and included music by Mendelssohn, Juon and Skalkottas, with BBC Music Magazine and The Strad both awarding it five stars. Future discs in the series will focus on Prague and Budapest.

Trio Gaspard is regularly invited to major international concert halls including Berlin Philharmonie, Essen Philharmonie, Boulez Saal, Grafenegg Castle, Salle Molière Lyon and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Highlights of the 23–24 season include a residency at Wigmore Hall, Beethoven’s ‘Triple’ Concerto with Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in Sweden and recitals at the prestigious series of the Amici Della Musica Firenze, Lucerne Chamber Music Society, Musik Theater Bern, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Sage Gateshead and Heidelberger Frühling Festival.

Founded in 2010, the trio’s members hail from Germany, Greece and the UK. They studied at European Chamber Music Academy under Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Ferenc Rados, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jérôme Pernoo and Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet), as well as with Hatto Beyerle. They were Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Northern College of Music (2017–19) and won first and special prizes at the Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, the International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna and the International Chamber Music Competition in Illzach, France.

Image credit: Andrej Grilc

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