Piano trio at festival

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For almost 20 years, the Vienna Piano Trio has been performing regularly in virtually every major music centre in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East.

This year they take in the Petworth Festival with a date at St Mary’s Church on Thursday, July 28 at 7.30pm with a programme featuring: Mozart - Trio in G Major K564; Beethoven - Piano Trio in G Major; and Brahms - Piano Trio in B (original version).

The trio was founded by violinist Wolfgang Redik, cellist Marcus Trefny and pianist Stefan Mendl in 1988.

Extensive studies with various highly renowned musicians paved the trio’s way to an international career soon after.

The Vienna Piano Trio regularly performs at music festivals including the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the festival Aix en Provence, the Mozartwoche Salzburg, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Chamber-Music Festival in Kuhmo (Finland), and the festivals in Ottawa and Lanaudiere.

In addition, the group tours worldwide, performing in major music cities such as London, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, Tokyo, Sydney, Brussels, Barcelona and Berlin.

From 1997 to 2006, the Vienna Piano Trio held its own annual series of concerts as part of the Wiener Musikverein’s Jeunesse Musicale. The 2006/2007 season marked the inaugural season of the ensemble’s residency at the Wiener Konzerthaus, since when the trio performed four concerts for the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft in the venue’s Mozartsaal every season. In 2011/12 the Vienna Piano Trio will be ensemble in residence at the Wigmore Hall in London.

The Vienna Piano Trio’s discography includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvoøák, Shostakovich and Schnittke, all released on the British label Nimbus Records.

Tickets on 01798 344576.