Vivacious and wonderfully assured sense of ensemble.
‘In Tune’ BBC Radio 3
The Rautio Piano Trio gave mature and persuasive accounts.
Ravishing tone and depth of timbre… a real sense of musical line.
The Rautio piano trio breathe new life into this music in committed performances on period instruments.
Here are a selection of reviews from concert performances. For reviews of the Mozart disc please see the Mozart CD page.
“The Rautio three are an experienced group and have already assimilated the knack that marks out all good chamber music partnerships, namely the gift of making the ensemble sound natural, unforced and instinctive. Yet they also possess individual talent that makes the technical demands in a piece like the Ravel seem insignificant. Remarkable textures and harmonies were lovingly realised….. audience was enthralled from start to finish.” Wigmore Hall
“Beethoven’s Trio in Bb Op.11 Gassenhauer had thrilling new life and spirit breathed into it by the Trio’s playing. The pianist led the others with the glorious ease and liquid freedom of his playing. Beethoven’s themes were tossed playfully round the trio in the outer movements while the Adagio had real seductive warmth to it” SOUND Festival
“The Rautio Piano Trio gave mature and persuasive accounts of three recent British works, capturing the disquieting eloquence of Judith Weir’s Piano Trio Two, the vivid contrasts of Luke Bedford’s Chiaroscuro and the witty, discursive character of John Casken’s 2002 Piano Trio.”
Purcell Room, PLG. The Strad
“The star qualities of all three came spectacularly to the fore when…….. responding individually whenever required, yet combining forces with an assurance and almost fanatical commitment in order to express the essential beauty and passion of Brahms’ chamber masterpiece (B Maj).”
Peter Gould Concert Trust
“The Rautio Trio did it (Ravel) full justice with poetic playing of great assurance. Jan Rautio rose to all the challenges of the exuberant piano part…. The climax in the finale was a rapturous celebration that brought the concert to a storming close.”
Penrith Music Club
“The second (evening) was an even more astounding performance from the Rautio Piano Trio, …. a trio who were mesmerising in their readings of Haydn, Beethoven and, in particular, Tchaikovsky’s piano trio in A minor.” Music at Wallingford
“This ensemble’s strength is that is plays to put across the music more than to flaunt its own undoubted talents – five stars and many more indeed!” Fairfield Hall