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Win 1 of 5 Signed Copies of Trio Con Brio Copenhagen’s New Album: “The Passenger” – Lyric Say

This yr, the ensemble is celebrating their twenty fifth anniversary!

The Violin Channel is that this week giving freely 5 Signed Copies of Trio Con Brio Copenhagen‘s New Album: “The Passenger.”

Launched on Orchid Classics, “The Passenger” options Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Trio for piano, violin, and cello, Op. 24 (1945) and Franz Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat main, D929.

Based on the College of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 1999, Trio con Brio Copenhagen is made up of South Korean sisters violinist Soo-Jin Hong and cellist Soo-Kyung Hong, plus Soo-Kyung’s partner, pianist Jens Elvekjaer from Denmark.

“The Passenger captures the essence of fragile existence and the pursuit of beauty amidst life’s uncertainties,” Trio con Brio Copenhagen & Esben Tange mentioned.


Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Piano Trio op. 24, was composed in 1945 in Moscow by the then 25-year-old composer amidst World Battle II’s turmoil. Infused with traces of klezmer music, this composition displays Weinberg’s private journey as a Polish Jew fleeing wartime atrocities, crafting a musical narrative that echoes each tragedy and resilience.

“As a Polish Jew, Weinberg fled eastwards when the Nazis invaded Warsaw. It was at the last moment,” Trio con Brio Copenhagen & Esben Tange mentioned. “Mieczysław Weinberg was the only one in his family to survive the Second World War. All four movements of the trio are characterized by unrest and despair,” they added.


Impressed by the Swedish folks music “Se solen sjunker” (See the solar is setting), Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2, written in 1828 was one of many final compositions accomplished by the composer. It resonates deeply with themes of human solitude and unhappiness, interwoven with moments of beautiful magnificence and refinement.

“(the song) is about the sun sinking behind the mountain peaks, while all hope is chased away by night’s shadows,” Trio con Brio Copenhagen & Esben Tange mentioned. “Clearly the song made a strong impression on him, for the funeral march of the second movement, based on Se Solen sjunker, is the emotional climax of the trio.”


A recipient of the Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Award, the Trio relies in Copenhagen and is thought for its adventurous programming and inventive live shows

The Trio seems commonly on the world’s main venues and live performance collection, together with Carnegie Corridor, Lincoln Middle, Wigmore Corridor, Berlin’s Pierre Boulez-Saal, and the Concertgebouw, amongst others. The group additionally serves as creative administrators of the annual pageant, Chamber Music at Lundsgaard, and the Hellerup Chamber Music Society in Copenhagen.

Their Orchid Classics discography contains an album of Shostakovich and Arensky trios, which was a Gramophone “Editor’s Choice” and a BBC Music Journal’s “Chamber Choice” of the month, plus an album that includes the entire Beethoven piano trios.

The Trio has additionally recorded the work of main Scandinavian composers, together with Per Nørgård, Bent Sørensen and Sven-David Sandström, who’ve written works for the group.

To have interaction younger youngsters in classical music, they’re this season collaborating with Danish actor Søren Sætter-Lassen on a musical manufacturing of “The Little Prince” set to open at The Royal Danish Theatre. A tour is deliberate for the next yr.

Soo-Jin performs an Andrea Guarneri violin, Soo-Kyung performs a Grancino cello, and Jens is Denmark’s first Steinway Artist. Each string gamers are endorsed by Jargar Strings and Thomastik-Infeld Vienna.


Entries shut on Sunday, March 10, 2024.





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