About

«The play of Brahms Trio is remarkable
for exquisiteness and subtlety
of each minor detail, precision of the general
idea and powerful personal energy of the performers...»

Rudolf Barshai



A winner of the 13th International Chamber Music Competition in Trapani (Italy, 1993) and the 1st International Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar (Germany, 1996), the Brahms Trio is Russia's only chamber ensemble to have performed at Grand hall of Brucknerhaus in Austria and the Cemal Reşit Rey Grand hall in Istanbul, and the first group of secular music performers to have given a recital at the center of Russian Orthodoxy – the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (monastery).

Graduates of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessins' Russian Academy of Music, members of Brahms Trio have become followers of the traditions of Russian performing school and high ideas of music education.

Brahms Trio has been performing with invariable success in the best venues of Moscow, St.Petersburg, Brussels, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb, Istanbul, Rome, Melbourne, Seoul etc. From 1994 Brahms Trio has been actively participating in an annual autumn Festival in Moscow, whose concert programme includes performances of famous Russian musicians such as N.Gutman, N.Petrov, Moscow Piano Trio, State Borodin String Quartet, State Shostakovich String Quartet.

Brahms Trio has worked with outstanding musicians such as Galina Pisarenko, Hibla Gerzmava, Karmen Balthrop, Anya Fidelia, Yana Ivanilova, Julian Milkis, etc. Brahms Trio’ discography includes works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Pabst, Arensky, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Schnittke, Knipper, Bloch, and Piazzolla.

In 1998 the artists of the Trio established “Brahms Trio Foundation” for realization of charity programmes in the field of culture. The ensemble have initiated and organized numerous big-scale cultural projects, including the philanthropy programs such as “Music assemblies of the North,” “Russian music in old Russian cities,” “Music assemblies in Russian provinces,” etc. In its framework the musicians of Brahms Trio have given concerts of Russian chamber music, master classes and public lectures in more than 50 cities and towns of the Russian province. Desire to make the most remote corners of the enormous country spiritually closer to major cities with their active music life, has made the educational journeys of Brahms Trio to the cities of the Urals, Far North and Polar Region an integral part of the artistic life of the ensemble. In 1999 and 2000 «Northern Musical Assemblies» of Brahms Trio were awarded grants of the «Open Society Institute» (G.Soros Foundation).

In 1999 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society and Goethe-Institut Brahms Trio started creation of the anthology of Russian Piano Trio. Putting forward for themselves a task of bringing back to life forgotten pages of music history and giving new interpretation to national cultural legacy from the point of view of contemporary performing esthetics, the musicians are determined to record and issue CD series of all piano Trios composed in Russia in XIX-XX Centuries.

The Brahms Trio owes a great debt of professional gratitude to the professors of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Tatyana Gaidamovich and Alexander Bonduriansky.

The ensemble debuted in January 1991. In 1995 the Trio became a staff Ensemble of Moscow State Philharmonic Society. In 1998 and 2006 the Brahms Trio was awarded grants of the Russian President.