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Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Making a welcome return to Music in the Park Series is the piano trio, Trio con Brio Copenhagen, hailed for their “unique sound and unity of interpretation” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Founded in Vienna in 1999 with the concept of pairs coming together, the two Korean Hong sisters and Jens Elvekjaer (who is married to Soo-Kyung Hong) have been exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection. Their Mendelssohn CD was chosen by Britain’s Classic FM as its Chamber Disc of 2011.   Their program features piano trios by Beethoven, Brahms and the Piano Trio in G minor by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana written in response to the death of his daughter. Soo-Jin plays a violin built by Andrea Guarneri from the 17th century and Soo-Kyung plays a Grancino cello. Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway artist.

Join us at 3pm in the church for a pre-concert talk with the artists.

Glowing reports hold true. The Trio con Brio Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene

The Washington Post

One of the greatest performances of chamber music I've ever encountered…

American Record Guide

….Any group would be hard-pressed to imitate this blend of verve and poise

Gramophone Magazine

Program

Beethoven – Trio in D, Opus 70, No. 1 Ghost
Smetana – Trio in G minor, Opus 15

Brahms – Trio No. 1 in B, Opus 8

Concerts are estimated to be two hours in length with one intermission.

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