Trio con Brio Copenhagen includes the sisters, violinist Soo-Jin Hong and cellist Soo-Kyung Hong from South Korea; and Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, who can be Soo-Kyung’s partner.
The Copenhagen-based group was fashioned in 1999 at Vienna’s College of Music and Performing Arts. They’re acknowledged for his or her contemporary method to the core repertoire and dedication to bringing music to younger individuals.
Their newest Orchid Classics album “Shostakovich & Arensky piano trios,” options Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No.1 in C minor Poème, Op.8 and his Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67; alongside Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.32.
The album was hailed because the Gramophone “Editor’s Selection” and was singled out by BBC Music Journal as a “Chamber Selection” of the month.
Moreover, as a winner of the 2022 German Document Critics’ Award, this disc was chosen amongst an array of different profitable artists together with the Berlin Philharmonic, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Quatuor Ebène, and Antoine Tamestit.
This yr, the 155-member jury of the award compiled a listing of 294 albums which had been chosen amongst new releases from the final quarter of 2021. Out of that pool, 31 albums obtained the celebrated award.
“Heavy marble chords burst, and velvet melodies unfold heat within the pitch-black night time. Melancholy weighs closely on Arenski’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, however the Trio con Brio Copenhagen pierces it with a streamlined magnificence,” wrote music journalist Thilo Braun for the jury on the trio’s album.
“Alternatively, emotional chaos reigns in Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor: does this lightness need to make you snicker? Or is it already insanity, raging within the forward-rushing virtuosity? It’s the anomaly that makes this document shine so brilliant,” Braun concluded.
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Trio con Brio Copenhagen serves as creative director of the Chamber Music at Lundsgaard competition and of the Hellerup Chamber Music Society in Copenhagen.
Soo-Jin performs an Andrea Guarneri violin, Soo-Kyung performs a Grancino cello, and Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway Artist. The sisters are additionally endorsed by JagarStrings and Thomastik-Infeld Vienna.