Moscow Trio Ensemble

Strings

Chamber Ensemble «Moscow Trio» was established in 1968.

It includes laureates and winners of international competitions Alexander Bonduryansky (piano), Vladimir Ivanov (violin), Mikhail Utkin (cello).

«Moscow Trio» is the only one Russian ensemble that performs with the same participants for 35 years.

The ensemble has joint to the elite of chamber music ensembles of the world after its brilliant performances at international competitions: ARD in Munich (1969), in Belgrade (1972), at «Interforum» in Budapest (1975) and the festival «Musical May» in Bordeaux (1976) where «Moscow Trio» was awarded with the Gold Medal named after Maurice Ravel.

Its repertoire includes more than 250 compositions, many concert programs, among them: cycles «Piano Trio of Russian Composers», «History of the Genre», «Piano Trio of the Epoch of Romanticism», «All Beethoven» program-monographs dedicated to Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, etc.

The geography of the trio’s tours is rather diverse, including more than 300 cities in the former Soviet Union and 45 countries around the world.

The ensemble has performed at such prestigious venues as the Wigmore Hall in London (Great Britain), Kontsergebau in Amsterdam (Netherlands), the Old Opera in Frankfurt (Germany), the Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), «Teatro Colon» in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Merkin Hall in New York (USA).

«Moscow Trio» participated in the prestigious festivals in Helsinki, Florence, Berlin, Dubrovnik, Ludwigsburg, St. Petersburg and Moscow. The concert of the ensemble at the festival in Ohrid (Macedonia) was recognized to be the best in 1994.

The ensemble has fund CD records, records on Radio of Russia, France, Germany and the United States.

Each musician of the trio received a great education, and as a soloist every participant has a large repertoire, often performing in Russia and abroad both with solo and orchestra concerts.