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.

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Latest News - Commissioning a new trio by Brian Elias

The Rautio Trio will premiere Brian Elias’ new piano trio at Kings Place in London on 14th February 2021 and perform it across the UK at multiple events. Alongside the performance will be a special pre-concert event screening the biographical film about Elias ‘A Passage from India’ by Barrie Gavin. 

At the heart of the project is the creation of  new music, bringing fresh ideas to a traditional medium, the piano trio, as well as engaging audiences digitally. The Rautio Trio, known for their innovative programming, will create a digital legacy with film, a streamed workshop, podcast and live performances. In this exciting project, they plan to make new music accessible to a wider audience, fully engaged online in current times due to the current pandemic, with the aim of revealing fascinating insights into the composers’ creative world. Full concert details coming soon.

 Brian Elias and the Rautio Trio gratefully acknowledge support from PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Music Creators

Update - Fundraising for our Beethoven Cycle

In April 2020 the Rautio Piano Trio had planned to begin recording the complete cycle of Beethoven piano trios, coinciding with the composer’s 250th anniversary. We are rescheduling the first recording and will announce more details soon with new dates. 

More about the Beethoven Project:

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.

We are currently 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

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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