Trio con Brio Copenhagen

20 May 2023

Newsletter – 2024 Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

After playing and touring for nearly a quarter century on international stages, the trio is now planning its 25th Anniversary year. Highlights of 2024 include extensive tours of Europe and USA, a world premiere of a new piano trio by Bent Sørensen in Boulez Saal, Berlin and several Beethoven cycles in leading concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The ensemble will present special anniversary programs that reflect all aspects of the Trio’s versatile repertoire and history.

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04 Oct 2022

Trio con Brio Copenhagen’s latest recording receives a 5 stars review in BBC Music Magazine

The trio’s latest recording of Bent Sørensen’s triple concerto on Dacapo Records receives 5 out of 5 stars in an excellent review in BBC Music Magazine.

PERFORMANCE ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RECORDING ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Great Danes: Trio con Brio Copenhagen are superb in Bent Sørensen.

…Unsurprisingly, it’s Beethoven who most directly haunts Bent Sørensen’s 2018 Grawemeyer Award-winning triple concerto, L’Isola della Città (‘The Island in the City’, 2014-15). Superbly performed by Trio con Brio Copenhagen, Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the piece was inspired by Sørensen’s experience of apartness, standing on his balcony above a nocturnal city…”


04 Sep 2022

Gramophone Awards Nomination

Trio con Brio Copenhagen’s album of Shostakovich and Arensky trios (Orchid Classics) is shortlisted for Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2022.­

More about the nomination and Shortlist Playlist:

17 Aug 2022

Trio con Brio Copenhagen release an album with Bent Sørensen’s award-winning triple concerto: L’Isola della Città

Trio con Brio Copenhagen release an album with a worldpremiere recording of Bent Sørensen’s award-winning triple concerto: L’Isola della Città with Danish National Symphony and Maestro Jukka-Pekka Saraste on Dacapo Records.

Listen to the album: LinkTo

Watch the album trailer: YouTube

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20 Feb 2022

Trio con Brio Copenhagen wins the German Record Critics’ Award

Trio con Brio Copenhagen’s latest Orchid Classics album wins the German Record Critics’ Award (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik).

It was singled out among other winning titles including the Berlin Philharmonic, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Quatuor Ebène and Antoine Tamestit.

The 155-member jury overseeing the Award compiled a long list of 294 albums selected among the new releases of the last quarter of year; out of this pool, 31 albums have been granted the prestigious award.

“Heavy marble chords burst, and velvet melodies spread warmth in the pitch-black night. Melancholy weighs heavily on Arenski’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, but the Trio con Brio Copenhagen pierces it with a streamlined elegance,” wrote music journalist Thilo Braun for the jury on the trio’s album.
“On the other hand, emotional chaos reigns in Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor: does this lightness want to make you laugh? Or is it already madness, raging in the forward-rushing virtuosity? It’s the ambiguity that makes this record shine so bright,” Braun concluded.

06 Feb 2022

Editor’s Choice by Gramophone

ARENSKY; SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trios (Trio Con Brio Copenhagen)

… everything adds up to a completely thought-through and deeply felt interpretation… In every way, then, this is an outstanding achievement, and I only hope the disc gets the acclaim it deserves.”