Rimsky-Korsakov and his Disciples
«Brilliant artists who perfectly master all the musical capacities of their instruments, the members of the Brahms Trio also have those rare virtues that are necessary to achieve a real ensemble sound – modesty, flexibility, the desire and ability to hear each other, trust in the voice of the partner. That’s why the Brahms Trio’s performances are creating such incredible emotional power». Rudolf Barshai.
Ever since its foundation more than twenty-five years ago, the Brahms Trio has been highly acclaimed for its outstanding artistry, often being called one of Russia’s leading chamber music ensembles. Right at the beginning of its career, in 1993, the Brahms Trio won the International Chamber Music Competition in Trapani, Italy, and in 1995 it was awarded the 1st Prize at the Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar. The Brahms Trio’s concert series, featuring chamber works by Brahms, Dvořák, Schubert, Beethoven, and Shostakovich, have gained the trio the highest recognition in hundreds of cities in Russia, Europe, Australia, South Korea, and Turkey. Since 2009, the Brahms Trio has opened every new concert season at the Moscow Conservatory. Critics praise the ‘clarity of the intentions, the singing softness of all three instruments, and a perfectly balanced sound’ (Wiener Zeitung, Austria), the ‘symphonic soundscape combined with the invariable nobleness of tone and the exquisite polyphony of musical texture which is characteristic of chamber music’ (Kultura, Russia).