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Kungsbacka Piano Trio

Formed in 1997, the Kungsbacka Piano Trio has gained an enviable reputation as one of the most
outstanding ensembles of its kind. Having established its creden- tials early on by winning First
Prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the players went on to join the
Young Concert Artists’ Trust, the BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists’ scheme, and became ‘Rising
Stars’ with the European Concert Halls Organisation, performing at venues including New York’s
Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and Konzerthaus, Vienna. In the United Kingdom, the
Trio performs at the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, LSO St Luke’s and the City
of London, Cheltenham and Edin- burgh International Festivals. Highlights have included concert
tours of Germany, France, Switzerland, South America and Sweden as well as frequent broadcasts for
BBC Radio 3 and Sweden’s Radio P2.
The Trio has recorded extensively, including music by Chopin, Fauré, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann. The players are passionate about contemporary music, and trios have been written for them
by Britta Byström, Kevin O’Connell, Deirdre Gribbin, Helen Grime and Karin Rehnqvist. They have
also performed the music of Marc-André Dalbavie, Wolfgang Rihm, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Huw
Watkins and Jörg Widmann.
The Trio founded the innovative Change Music Festival in the town of Kungs- backa, Sweden and was
awarded the prestigious Interpretpris from the Swedish Royal Academy of Music in recognition of its artistic achievements.

Schumann - Piano Trios, Vol. 2
Passionate and fiery – Schumann and the Kungsbacka Trio
Schumann - Piano Trios, Vol. 1
Karin Rehnqvist - Arktis Arktis!
BIS-1396 CD
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