Eminent French piano trio, renowned for its ensemble playing, whose members also have solo and teaching careers. CDs on Harmonia Mundi and Lyrinx labels.
Trio Pennetier-Pasquier-PidouxSept. 21, 2008

Jean-Claude Pennetier - piano
Régis Pasquier - violin Roland Pidoux - cello

Renowned for their ensemble playing, which highlights their musical individuality and total musical rapport, these three great French soloists have been playing chamber music together since they were students at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. Each graduated with top honours from this institution, where they now teach, and rapidly established major solo careers in addition to their commitment to the Trio. They tour Europe and the Americas to critical acclaim and have recorded Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich on the Lyrinx label and Schubert, Chausson and Brahms on the Harmonia Mundi label under the name of Les Musiciens. Pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier has many prizes including the Prix Gabriel Fauré and has conducted and composed. Violinist Régis Pasquier’s awards include the Georges Enesco Prize and the Charles Cros Prize for Best Soloist in 1991. Cellist Roland Pidoux has performed with top artists and served as artistic director for Harmonia Mundi.

8th LMMC appearance.


BEETHOVEN             Piano Trio in B flat major, Opus 97

                                           Allegro moderato
                                           Scherzo: Allegro
                                           Andante cantabile, ma pero con moto
                                           Allegro moderato - Presto

RACHMANINOFF    Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, Opus 9 ‘Élégiaque’
                                      à la mémoire d’un grand artiste
                                            Quasi variazione
                                            Allegro risoluto