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Trio Martinů

16th October 2016 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 Trio Martinů

Pavel Šafařík (violin)
Jaroslav Matějka (cello)
Petr Jiříkovský (piano)

Schubert Notturno in E flat D897
Brahms Trio in C minor Op.101
Dvořák Trio in F minor Op.65

Trio Martinů was formed at Prague Conservatory in 1990. Its current line-up has remained unchanged since 1993.

Since then, the Trio has toured many countries (mainly Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands), Japan (2005) and lately Korea in 2015, where they represented the Czech Republic at the Euro-Asian Chamber Music Festival with recitals in Seoul, Daegu and Busan. In our country the Trio performed at all famous festivals, for example the Prague Spring (1999, 2014), the International Festival of Chamber Music in Český Krumlov (2014), Bohuslav Martinů Fest in Polička (2014), Janáček May Festival in Ostrava (May 2016), and some others.

The Trio’s discography encompasses both studio and live recordings. Their last 2 CDs were released in 2013, one by the German company Musicaphon with trios by P.I. Tchaikovsky (Piano Trio in A Minor, op. 50) and Bohuslav Martinů (Trio in D Minor). The second CD with works by L. van Beethoven was recorded live and contains his Triple Concerto which Trio Martinů performed with the Prague Symphony orchestra led by the Chinese conductor Muhai Tang.

In autumn 2015 Trio Martinů celebrated their 25th anniversary, mainly by special concerts in the Prague’s Rudolfinum and then in Besední dům within the chamber series of Brno Philharmonic.

For this year 2016 Trio Martinů has planned several new tours to Great Britain (March, April, and October), which will culminate at the beginning of May by a recital at the Intl. Chamber Music Festival in Leamington Spa; and in October 2016 the Trio returns to London’s Conway Hall.

In July 2016 Trio Martinů plans to visit the Netherlands again – they were invited to give a concert in a famous church Sint-Janskerk in Gouda, and also perform in the prestigious and popular music cycle called Robeco Summer Nights in the Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

Find out more about the performers and repertoire by downloading the evening’s programme

Pre-concert recital at 5.30pm in the Main Hall:

Megumi Rolfe (violin)
Belinda Jones (piano)

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op.12
Elgar Romance in E minor Op.1
Bernstein (arr. Raimundo Penaforte) West Side Story Suite

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