Bach’s Influence: Trio Gaspard

Venue Great Hall

Running time 50

Artists: Trio Gaspard, Jonian Ilias Kadesha violin, Vashti Hunter cello, Nicholas Rimmer piano


Central Rake (Downstairs) £20 | Students and U16 £10

Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50

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Next date 6th August 7:45 pm

About this event

The young Trio Gaspard – whose members hail from Greece, Germany and the UK – make their Dartington debut with a sumptuous programme.

CPE Bach’s vibrant trio heralds the new classicism, as well as paying homage to Bach père; Saint-Saëns climaxes his elegant trio with a grand fugue, straight from the organ loft of La Madeleine. Schubert’s melodious, weighty trio was one of the last things he wrote, and one of his greatest masterpieces. Many listeners will recognise the slow movement, based on a Swedish folk song: it’s the central musical theme in Barry Lyndon, and bears a resemblance to Schubert’s late G major sonata.

CPE Bach Trio in A minor Wq 90:1
Saint-Saëns Trio No. 2 in E minor Op. 92
Schubert Trio no.2 in E flat major D.929

Made For Dartington

More chamber music at Dartington:
Great Baroque Sonatas on 8 August
Bukolika Piano Trio on 12 August
Thomas Gould and Friends on 14 August
Adrian Brendel and Quatuor Hermès play Schubert’s Quintet on 15 August
Heath Quartet perform on 19 and 23 August

Founded in 2010, Trio Gaspard is one of the most sought-after young piano trios, praised for their unique and fresh approach to the score. Trio Gaspard performs regularly at major international concert halls – at Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Grafenegg Castle Austria, Salle Molière Lyon, Hamburg and Shanghai Symphony Hall – as well as playing at festivals: Heidelberger Frühling, Mantua Chamber Music Festival, and PODIUM Festival Esslingen. As students they worked regularly with the co-founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet, Hatto Beyerle; they also studied at the European Chamber Music Academy, where they studied with Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Ferenc Rados, Jérôme Pernoo and Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet). The Trio has already garnered their own teaching experience, giving masterclasses at Kyung-Hee University Seoul, and as resident piano trio of Shanghai Chamber Music Festival 2016.
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