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We Welcome the Vienna Piano Trio in their Farewell Season

March 16, 2022

We are ecstatic to greet the Vienna Piano Trio in Vancouver on April 10th at 3 pm!

This is the trio’s farewell season, as after 34 years, the 2021-22 season will conclude the trio’s illustrious career.

The trio consists of David McCarroll (violin), Clemens Hagen (cello), and Stefan Mendl (piano).

Together, the players embody the ensemble’s continuing commitment to bridging the traditions and practice of Europe and America. This philosophy stems from the trio’s early years and its mentoring by such ensembles as the Trio di Trieste, Haydn-Trio Wien, Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri and LaSalle quartets, and by the violinists Isaac Stern and Jaime Laredo.

The Vienna Piano Trio’s extensive prize-winning discography on the Naxos, Nimbus and MDG labels embraces the complete piano trios of Brahms, Dvořák, Saint-Saëns, Schönberg/ Steuermann, Schubert, Tschaikovsky and Zemlinsky, as well as works by Beethoven, Haydn, Ravel, Schumann and others. The ensemble’s recent recordings include the Ravel and Chausson piano trios as well as Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ and Op. 1 No. 3, which won the 2020 Opus Klassik award.

The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music has described the ensemble’s Schubert as:

“Outstanding in every way … wonderfully fresh and spring-like …  true chamber-music-making by a beautifully matched team,” while its Dvořák led the Washington Post to write of “a rapport that makes the performance feel like a conversation among friends, and a high level of technical precision … an almost transcendent experience.”

The program for the quartet’s engagement in Vancouver features:

Franz Schubert: Notturno in E flat major, Opus 48, D897
Felix Mendelsohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Opus 49
Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No.1 in B-flat major, Op.99, D898

Get your tickets now! Our final concert after the Vienna Piano Trio, will be May 8th with the Emerson String Quartet.

Join us for live chamber music experiences for music that will uplift the soul!

This concert will take place at the Vancouver Playhouse. To enter the theatre and attend the concert, please follow any COVID-19 requirements in place at the time of the concert.

View more concert info, or download our brochure. If you have any enquiries, please email us.