Trio Gaspard


Violin: Jonian Ilias Kadesha
Cello: Vashti Hunter

Piano: Nicholas Rimmer

"A truly refreshing performance! Richly coloured, honest, full of joy and with good agogics! This trio belongs to another league!"
Ensemble Magazine, 2013

"The Trio Gaspard is the best piano trio I ever had or heard."
Hatto Beyerle, 2010

Winners of three major international competitions since their inception in 2010, Trio Gaspard is rapidly proving to be one of the most exciting young piano trios to emerge in recent years. In November 2012 The trio won 1st Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a modern work at the International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar. They were awarded 1st Prize at the 5th International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna in February 2012, as well as receiving the Special Prize for the best interpretation of a work by Joseph Haydn. Additionally, the Trio won 1st Prize at the 17th International Chamber Music Competition in Illzach, France in March 2011 as well as the ''Wiener Klassik'' Preis der Stadt Baden (Austria) in 2012.

Founded in October 2010, Trio Gaspard has already given acclaimed recitals all over Europe,including venues like the Wigmore Hall,London,the Schlosstheater of Schönbrunn Palace and ORF Kulturhaus,Vienna,the NDR Rolf-Liebermann Hall,Hamburg and the Salle Molière,Lyon. Their performances have been broadcasted for SWR (German South West Radio), NDR (North German Radio), ORF (Austrian Radio) and on KBS ‘Classical Odyssey’ (Korean radio and television). In 2012, Trio Gaspard toured South Korea, which included a broadcast performance by KBS(S.Korean Radiotelevision) and Chamber Music Masterclasses at the Kyung Hee University.                                                                                                                   
Trio Gaspard, whose members hail from Germany, Greece and the UK, has worked regularly with the co-founding member of the Alban Berg Quartet and internationally renowned musician,Hatto Beyerle. As part of the European Chamber Music Academy, Trio Gaspard has given concerts in Germany, France, Paris, England and Vienna and has worked among others with Johannes Meissl (Artis Quartet), Ferenc Rados, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jérôme Pernoo and Peter Cropper (Lindsay Quartet).

All three members are successful soloists in their own right and continue to pursue their solo careers, giving recitals and performing concertos in prestigious venues including the Tonhalle Zürich, Megaron Music Hall Athens, Salle Garnier Montecarlo, Teatro Verdi di Firenze, Konzerthaus Vienna,Berlin Philharmonie, Rudolfinium Hall Prague, Royal Festival Hall and Barbican Hall London. They are prize winners at international competitions including the ‘Prague Spring’ Cello competition, the Leopold Mozart Violin Competition, the 'Deutscher Musikwettbewerb' and the Parkhouse Award London. The members of Trio Gaspard have also performed individually with other chamber groups, collaborating with eminent artists such as Steven Isserlis, Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, Bruno Giuranna,Tanja Tetzlaff, Pekka Kuusisto, Kit Armstrong, Nils Mönkemeyer and the Quartetto di Cremona.

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NameTrio Gaspard Founded2010
Home LocationBerlin, Germany
Main languageEnglish Additional languages German,  Greek, Modern (1453-),  Italian 
Trio Gaspard , un Beethoven con brio
2016-02-06 L'Arena di Verona, Verona
"The young ensemble Trio Gaspard – comprised of Greek violinist Jonian Ilias Kadesha, British
cellist Vashti Hunter and German pianist Nicholas Rimmer – was the protagonist of the first concert at Amici della Musica di Verona, dedicated to the complete cycle of Beethoven's string and piano trios.
The concert started with two cycles of Variations, opus 44 in E flat major and the celebrated opus 121/a in G major on the theme «Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu» which includes an Introduction, theme and ten variations. The highlight however was opus 97 in B flat major, commonly referred to as the Archduke Trio after its dedicatee, the Archduke Rudolph of Austria. Trio Gaspard has excellent credentials and immediately found its way into the heart of the audience........ for the
amazingly fresh approach of Beethoven's score. The Gaspards gave a strictly classical interpretation of the music by the German genius, with very little string vibrato and in constant search of brilliance in touch and phrasing.The extremely talented pianist played the most complex moments in the most natural way, without missing a single note. The Variations, each devoted to a single instrument and highlighting its potential as well as its challenges
immediately brought to attention the young interpreters' mastery of the genre, yet the Archduke Trio revealed the true value of this ensemble: almost forty-five minutes of music passed in the blink of an eye! A wonderful Allegro moderato, a sparkling Mendelssohn-like Scherzo, a magnificent Andante cantabile and to end with, an incredibly fresh Allegro moderato. The audience burst into a warm applause, which led to the Rondò from Beethoven's opus
1 No.1 in E flat major played as an encore.
(Chiara Zocca)
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2013-01-01 Ensemble Magazin ,
" "Herzerfrischend ehrlich, stilgerecht und farbenreich, mit Transparenz und guter Agogik.
Dieses Trio gehört zu einer anderen Liga!"
(Carsten Dürer)
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Konzert in Osterode
2015-02-14 Harzkurier, Osterode am Harz
""Die meisterhafte werk- und stilgerechte Interpretation im Spannungsfeld zwischen Leidenschaft und Melancholie und die sensible differenzierte musikalische Gestaltung entfalteten eine großartige Klangwirkung."
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Kammerkonzert im Speyer Rathaus
2015-03-09 Die Rheinpfalz, Speyer
"So wurden erhebende Poesie, schimmerndes Kolorit, glühende Klangfülle und wildes Temperament im Wechsel in homogener Einheitlichkeit vorgeführt...."

Die Rheinpfalz (Konzert in Speyer), 09.03.2015
(Die Rheinpfalz )
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