Hermitage Piano Trio
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Joaquín TurinaPiano Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76
Maurice RavelPiano Trio in A Minor
Pantoum: Assez vif
Passacaille: Très large
Sergei RachmaninovPiano Trio No. 2 in D Minor (“Élégiaque”), Op. 9
Now entering their second decade, the United States-based Hermitage Piano Trio has solidified its place as one of the world’s leading piano trios, garnering multiple Grammy Award nominations and receiving both audience and press accolades for their performances that The Washington Post singled out for “such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.”
The Trio is a champion of an immense repertoire of works from the great European tradition to more contemporary American pieces. A hallmark of the Trio is their impeccable musicianship, sumptuous sound, and polished skill that has led to many return performances. They have appeared on major chamber music series and festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tucson, Portland, Tulsa, San Diego, Corpus Christi, Newport, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), and New Orleans. Highlights of the 2021–2022 concert season include the Dallas Chamber Music Society, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, University of Iowa, Chamber Music Oklahoma, Waterford Concert Series (VA), and The Morgan Library & Museum (NY).
Signed to a multiple-album recording deal with Reference Recordings, the Trio’s debut CD titled “Rachmaninoff” is comprised of the two trios of Sergei Rachmaninoff and his unforgettable Vocalise. Joining many other reviewers, The Strad lauded the release, praising its “outstanding playing in intense, heartfelt performances,” and American Record Guide observed, “the Hermitage wants to burst forth with passion, to let the whole world know! I am really glad that someone can still play that way in our utterly unromantic age.”
We last heard the Hermitage Piano Trio in January 2015.