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rautiopianotrio | Critically acclaimed ensemble


Jane Gordon violin   Victoria Simonsen cello   Jan Rautio piano

About the Trio

The Rautio Piano Trio is an award-winning and critically acclaimed ensemble, known for their innovative and captivating performances. The Trio presents highly imaginative programmes incorporating rarely-performed works alongside the cornerstones of the repertoire. The Trio has performed at the Wigmore Hall, South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, on BBC Radio 3, throughout the UK and in France, Austria, Germany and Israel.

Read more here.

Latest News - Launching our Beethoven Cycle Fundraiser

In April 2020 the Rautio Piano Trio will begin recording the complete cycle of Beethoven piano trios, coinciding with the composer’s 250th anniversary. We will recreate the sound world of the period by recording on historical instruments. Four volumes will be released over the next four years on the Resonus Classics label and we are now fundraising for the first part. Please read all about our Beethoven Project through our GoFundMe page or get in touch directly with us if you would like to get involved: rautiopianotrio@gmail.com

On BBC Radio 3

The Rautios were guests on BBC Radio 3 for the Free Thinking Festival: The One and The Many. Listen to the Trio talking about the dynamics of playing in a piano trio, followed by extracts from their new CD [at 25:30].
The Trio also appeared on ‘In Tune’, performing live in the studio and being interviewed by Sean Rafferty. Their CD features the world premiere recording of Hiller’s Piano Trio in C minor Op.186.

Beethoven, Hiller, Schubert 
Beethoven Trio Op.70/1 ‘Ghost’
Hiller Piano Trio No.6 in C minor
Schubert Nottorno in E flat Op. posth 148, D.897

With a programme that includes the world premiere recording of Ferdinand Hiller’s Piano Trio No. 6 in C minor alongside Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio and Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat major ‘Notturno’, the Rautio Trio present three striking and individual works each notable for their use of a nocturne, evoking the quiet night-time and an atmosphere of poetic reflection. Click here to see the artist page with Resonus Classics and samples from the tracks.

See Discography page for more details.

Mozart Piano Trios with fortepiano
B flat Major KV 502 – E Major KV 542 – G Major KV 564

The Rautio Trio made their Resonus Classics recording debut in 2016 with a disc of three piano trios by Mozart . The disc has received glowing reviews in The Observer (4 stars), Classical Ear (5 stars), Gramophone, Early Music Review (5 stars), Lark Reviews, The Strad and in Limelight Magazine (Australia). It was played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3 Record Review. Click here to see the artist page with Resonus Classics and samples from the tracks.

See Discography page for reviews and more details.

‘Rarely does a disc come along that unexpectedly brings so much pleasure as this one […] fabulous recordings, magical performances’. Early Music Review (5 stars)

‘Playing of great agility and intimacy. […] It’s an impressive achievement, a disc to return to often.’ The Observer (4 stars)

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