The Rautio Piano Trio draws together three outstanding musicians from Britain, Israel and Russia. Critically acclaimed for their versatility, intelligent artistry and innovative programming, their repertoire ranges from historically-informed performances of music of the Classical period to cutting-edge contemporary works. They have performed across the UK and Europe, with concerts at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, St George’s Bristol, live on BBC Radio 3′s ‘In Tune’, Haydn-Saal in Vienna and at the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, France.
Enjoying a diverse range of musical collaborations, the Trio have performed with soprano Joan Rodgers on Shostakovich’s “Seven Verses on the words by Blok” at St. George’s Bristol Shostakovich Series; with clarinettist Julian Bliss on Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”; with violist Sarah-Jane Bradley on Mozart’s Piano Quartets at the Kings Lynn Festival, and have performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra. Their recent contemporary music performances include the premier of Benjamin Wallfisch’s “Syzygy” at the Wigmore Hall, John Casken’s Piano Trio and Sally Beamish’s “The Seafarer” with narrator Oliver Beamish, both at the Sound Contemporary Music Festival in Scotland.
The Rautio Trio have been recipients of many prestigious awards: Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform, Maisie Lewis Wigmore Award, Park Lane Group Award, Musician’s Benevolent Fund Ensemble Award, and were finalists and winners of the audience prize at the Parkhouse Award. They were selected by the Manchester Midday Concerts Society for the Bridgewater Hall Recital Series and, following masterclasses on Schubert’s piano trios, were invited by the Florestans to appear at their festival in Peasmarsh.
The three players are prize-winning graduates from the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Royal Northern College of Music. Individually they are recipient of numerous scholarships and awards for their solo work and collectively they bring a depth of experience from working with some of the worlds most distinguished musicians in Europe and America. They were appointed Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music 2005-7 and in 2008 were the first UK piano trio to be selected for the European Chamber Music Academy.
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