Concerts 2019/20

12th February 2019 Dundee Chamber Music

Haydn Trio in E flat Hob XV:10
Beethoven Trio in D Op.70/2 ‘Ghost’
Turina Piano Trio No.2 in B minor Op.76
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

10th March 2019 Stour Valley Arts and Music Society

Rautio Trio & violist Robin Aswell

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K.478
Mahler Quartet movement in A minor
Brahms – Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor Op.25

29th April 2019 Hoylake Chamber Concert Society

Mozart, Divertimento Trio in Bb major, KV254
Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major, Op 70 No 1, Ghost
Bernstein, Piano Trio
Ravel, Piano Trio in a minor

12 May 2019 LCMS Kings Place

Rautio Piano Trio & Robin Ashwell (viola)
6.30pm Kings Place

Beethoven – Piano Trio in D Op.70 No.1 ‘Ghost’
Ferdinand Hiller – Piano Trio No.6 in C minor
Brahms – Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor Op.25

Join the Rautio Piano Trio for a concert of 19th-century German masterworks beginning with Beethoven’s famous Ghost Trio and closing with Brahms’s G minor Piano Quartet and its exuberant Hungarian-inspired Finale. In between comes a work by Ferdinand Hiller, a pupil of Hummel and a prolific composer who knew many of the famous German musicians of his age.

The Trio are delighted to welcome violist Robin Ashwell from the Sacconi Quartet for the Brahms.

22 June 2019 Tetbury Goods Shed Arts
Beethoven Trio in E flat Op. 1/1
Turina Piano Trio no.2 in B min Op.76
Haydn Trio in E flat Hob XV:10
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

4 November 2019 London Bach Society
JS Bach Passacaglia & Fugue BWV 582 arr. J. Rautio 
Sterndale Bennett Chamber Trio in A Op.26 
Mendelssohn Trio in C min OP. 66 

Prince Albert, Prince Consort:
The Bach Connection
An illustrated celebration of Victoria and Albert’s love of music
and the Prince’s role in the influential 19th century British Bach revival, given in collaboration with the British-German Association 

The Trio will perform a new arrangement by Jan Rautio of JS Bach Passacaglia & Fugue BWV 582, commissioned for this concert.

7.15pm St George’s Church Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX 

Book tickets: or phone: 01883 717372

7th March 2020 Berkhamsted Music Society

Haydn Trio in E flat Hob XV:10 
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (arr. for piano trio by Steuermann) Op.4
Beethoven Trio in B flat Op.97 ‘Archduke’

12th March 2020 Music @ Mansfield Street

Concert in support of the Rautios recording the complete cycle of Beethoven Trios on historical instruments. 

April 2020 Recording Beethoven - Resonus Classics
29th May 2020 Bedwyn Music Society

More details and booking info coming soon.

15-18 October 2020 Hastings Early Music Festival
2nd December 2020 Kendal Midday Concert Club

Shostakovich Trio No.1 in C minor Op.8
Kurt Weill A selection of pieces from the Threepenny Opera arr. J. Rautio

13th December 2020 Conway Hall

More details and booking info coming soon.

12th February 2021 Tickhill Music Society

More details and booking info coming soon.

14th February 2021 Kings Place London

Programme to include the world premiere of Brian Elias’ piano trio. More details and booking info coming soon.

21st February 2021 Kino Teatr

Programme to include the world premiere of Brian Elias’ piano trio. More details and booking info coming soon.

17th July 2021 Hay Music

Programme to include the world premiere of Brian Elias’ piano trio. More details and booking info coming soon.

Special Projects & Collaborations

'Mozart's Court' A staged concert of arias & chamber music

Delve into Mozart’s world in 18th century Vienna. This concert features soprano Kirsty Hopkins (The Sixteen), performing arias from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and ‘Don Giovanni’ with chamber music from the Rautio Piano Trio. More than a concert, this is an immersive experience, exploring Mozart’s life both internal and external as he was on the cusp of his breakthrough as an opera composer.

In two Acts, Mozart’s Court, explores the connections between his opera and chamber music. Arias delve into the turbulent love experienced by Mozart’s operatic female characters, interspersed with movements for piano trio echoing the compositional style and temperament of the operas.

Premiered in 2018 at Hastings Early Music Festival.



Science & Music with TV Presenter Dallas Campbell at Kings Place London

Rautio Piano Trio Christmas Appearance 2018
Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People, hosted by Robin Ince

Kings Place, London   SOLD OUT

The Trio have curated several science and music programmes with TV presenter Dallas Campbell, most recently featuring pieces from ‘The Ascent of Man’ combined with music by Shostakovich and the Trio’s pianist/composer Jan Rautio. This was performed with actor Oliver Senton to a sold-out hall for Robin Ince’s show at Kings Place in December 2018.

These shows have always been about celebrating the best humanity has to offer and our curiosity about the universe around us. We’re at a time in human history where positive curiosity has never been in more demand.
Rose D’Or winner Robin Ince hosts the variety night like no other. Science, comedy, music, poetry and many other things that will cause us to overrun…

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Tango Concert with dancers from Rojo y Negro Tango @ Kino Teatr

Passion & Fire from Buenos Aires – A concert featuring the Rautio’s ongoing collaboration with Rojo y Negro.

Experience the music of Astor Piazzolla and Argentinian Tango as the Rautios join forces with Bianca and Sacha from Rojo y Negro Tango London. This special concert features Tango classics from the Golden Age through to Tango Nuevo and Piazzolla. Beautiful images by Sacha Leech compliment the performance, premiered at the Kino Teatr in St Leonards on Sea, Hastings.


Themed Programmes:

Celebrating Shostakovich at Kings Place
This programme celebrated the life and work of Shostakovich on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Approaching The Iron Curtain
Rautio Trio play Bernstein, Copland & Shostakovich

Bernstein Piano Trio Op.2
Copland Piano Trio ‘Vitebsk’
Shostakovich Piano Trio no.1 in C minor Op.8
Shostakovich Piano Trio no.2 in E minor Op.67

The Rautio Trio performed dramatic 20th century works spanning two decades leading to the end of the Second World War.
Despite the apparent contrast of American and Soviet musical styles, these three composers are linked by several historical, cultural and personal connections and all display influences of Jewish Eastern European musical tradition. A champion of Shostakovich’s music in the West, Bernstein’s lively trio is an explosion of American post-depression optimism, whilst his mentor, Copland, draws us into a bleaker world with his striking trio based on a Jewish theme. Shostakovich’s youthful and exuberant first piano trio is programmed alongside the monumental second trio which plunges us back into the darkness of Stain’s USSR.

Cycle of Mozart Piano Trios at Tel Aviv Museum of Arts & St George's Bristol

The Rautio Trio performed the complete cycle of Mozart Trios on fortepiano. They then recorded their critically acclaimed debut disc for Resonus Classics of Mozart Trios .

Part I

Mozart Trios KV 254, KV 496, KV 502

Part II

Mozart Trios KV 548, KV 564, KV 542

Mendelssohn Piano Trios at St George’s Bristol & at the Cobbe Collection on historical instruments

From Leipzig to London: Mendelssohn & JC Bach ‘London Bach’ Piano Trios

These concerts featured both Mendelssohn piano trios and were paired with rarely performed trios by JC Bach.

At the Cobbe Collection, the Trio performed on period instrumnets, using an 1845 Erard piano.

Part I

JC Bach Trio in G Op.2/2 JC Bach Trio in C Op.15/1

Mendelssohn Trio in D minor Op.49

Part II

JC Bach Trio in D Op.2/3 JC Bach Trio in A Op.15/2

Mendelssohn Trio in C minor Op.66