Rautio Piano Trio

Since releasing their debut album of Mozart Trios in 2016, the Rautio Trio (Jane Gordon, Victoria Simonsen and Jan Rautio) has emerged as one of today’s finest chamber ensembles known for their refined and powerfully expressive performances. With a passion for performing 18th and 19th century repertoire on period instruments, they have developed a fresh and engaging approach to their interpretations of historical masterworks.

The Trio has released three critically acclaimed albums with Resonus Classics and are frequently heard on BBC Radio 3. They have performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, throughout the UK and in France, Austria and Germany.

In 2022 the Rautio Trio launched the first volume of the complete cycle of Beethoven Piano Trios, recorded on fortepiano, receiving glowing reviews including 5 stars in the BBC Music Magazine. This cycle is the culmination of a wider project charting the evolution of the piano trio from its emergence in the mid-18th century, with the music of JC Bach, CPE Bach, Mozart and Haydn, through to Beethoven’s complex and mature realisation of the genre. Kindly supported by a Continuo Foundation grant, this project, ‘The Dawn of the Piano Trio: Beethoven’s Building Blocks’, refines their approach to performing on historical instruments by drawing inspiration from a variety of earlier works.

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