“Elegance and finely-gauged balance between instrumental voices…” – The Washington PostTickets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – KV 478, Piano Quartet in g minor
3. Rondo. Allegro moderato
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Trio, G Major, Op. 9/1
1. Adagio – Allegro con brio
2. Adagio, ma non tanto e cantabile
3. Scherzo. Allegro
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet Op. 25, g minor
2. Intermezzo. Allegro ma non troppo – Trio Animato
3. Andante con moto
4. Rondo alla Zingarese. Presto
Prize-winners in the prestigious 1999 Bonn Chamber Music Competition, the Jacques Thibaud String Trio was founded at the Berlin School of Art in 1994. Since then, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe, Japan and North America, receiving tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Calling their playing “spontaneous and commanding,” the New York Times said, “this could be the first string trio in some time to have a major career.”
In December 2005, the trio gave five performances in San Francisco and other west coast cities of Mozart’s rare, unfinished Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
Described by critics as possessing “Keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” (Miami Herald), “Joyful virtuosity and stylish musicianship (Gramophone Magazine), as well as “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Chinese-American concert pianist and Steinway artist Tao Lin has performed in Asia, North America, and Europe. A versatile musician, he is equally at home as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.