Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the now disbanded Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation between Parker, first violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the Montrose Trio’s creation.
Named after Chateau Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favored after concerts, with a nod to the Montrose Arts District of Houston and the street in Winnipeg where Mr. Beaver was raised, the Montrose Trio has quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction. In 2015 the Washington Post raved about their “absolutely top-notch music making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…they are poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.” Their program features Dvorak’s Trio in E Minor “Dunky” and Schubert’s Trio in E Flat.
Absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear...poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world...The Washington Post
While all are soloists in their own right, they play as a unit melding seamlessly with an impeccable sense of ensemble, giving vibrant performances that let each work reveal itself in all it has to say.The Albuquerque Journal
I have seldom seen a performance of greater concentration - or one so exciting.Seen and Heard International