The Mithras Trio make a welcome return to Hexham after their rapturously received concert in March 2022. No one who was at that concert will need any persuading of the trio’s fast-growing reputation as one of the next generation’s most exciting piano trios.
Many prizes have come the trio’s way, including first prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music competition and, in 2019, the Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Henderson Award for emerging chamber ensembles. In June 2021, they were announced as members of the BBC’s New Generation Artists scheme for the next two years and are now frequently to be heard on Radio 3.
Their attractive programme this evening begins with Beethoven’s very first published work and ends with Dvořák’s famous Dumky Trio and its six movements inspired by Slavonic folk music. Also on the programme is the first piano trio by Benjamin Britten’s teacher, Frank Bridge – a youthful work which established Bridge as one of the leading chamber-music composers of his generation.
‘The Mithras Trio’s playing was urgent and lyrically passionate.’ […] ‘This was a vivid and vibrant performance’ – Planet Hugill
”The playing was expressive, with lovely variations in dynamics and exquisite phrasing. Their balance was perfect’ – Strings Attached, Brighton
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat major, op. 1, no. 1
Bridge Phantasie Trio in C minor (Piano Trio no. 1)
Dvořák Piano Trio no. 4 in E minor, op. 90 (‘Dumky’)
Mithras Trio play Smetana’s Piano Trio in G minor:
Beethoven’s Piano Trio in G major, op. 1 no. 2:
Haydn’s Piano trio no. 7 in G and Schubert’s Piano trio in Eb, D929 at St. Mary’s, Perivale in London: