Described by Gramophone as, ‘spot-on in interpretative instinct’, the Aquinas Piano Trio has established itself over the last few years as one of Britain’s most sought-after chamber groups. Following their Wigmore Hall debut in December 2015, Musical Opinion commented, ‘This sold out concert hall was in awe, ecstatic with joy at the final cadence.’ Their growing list of recordings includes the Saint-Saens Trios, released on Guild in 2015, and their CD of Mendelssohn Trios was Strad Magazine’s Choice of the Month in May 2015: ‘The Aquinas Trio rejoices in these cherishable scores with a symphonic sweep and an insatiable forward momentum … This is an enormously impressive coupling.’.
Ruth Rogers, Katherine Jenkinson and Martin Cousin will perform a joyful trio by Haydn, a melancholic and lyrical work by Rachmaninov, a scarcely performed trio of movements by Elgar as well as Saint-Saens’ second piano trio, a work of powerful determination and satisfying symmetry. The group has recorded the Saint-Saens trios to critical acclaim. This is a programme with great variety – a whole palette of colours for the audience to enjoy.