Beethoven, Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn Works for String Quartet
The Petrof Piano Trio was created in 2009 by Wihan Quartet violinist, Jan Schulmeister. The members are renowned chamber-music players, and together bring to the ensemble over sixty years experience of concert activity. In the same year as it was formed, the ensemble became the resident trio of the PETROF Piano Company. The company, known for its long tradition and quality, immediately recognised that The Petrof Trio was an ensemble whose performances were at the highest level, and was keen to support it.
"Here is fine playing by a distinguished trio from the Czech Republic in a programme of contrasts from the famous Beethoven ‘Ghost Trio’ to the rarely performed Tchaikovsky Piano Trio. The Petrofs show excellent rapport: for example, listen to their hushed, sensitive playing of the famous ‘Ghost Largo’ which gave rise to the title. In contrast, the much larger scale Tchaikovsky makes technical demands, which they achieve with panache: try the 12 variations. As a bonus they play three of Mendelssohn’s ‘Songs Without Words’ very sensitively in a delightful arrangement for piano trio." the Epoch Times