Since its founding in 1997, the MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO has performed over 500 concerts in the US, Europe and Asia. The group has also recorded 15 CDs including most recently a cycle of the complete Haydn Piano Trios released on Centaur Records. The Mendelssohn Piano Trio's extensive repertoire of over 100 works embraces music from all periods of the genre's history.
Pianist, Ya-Ting Chang is from Taiwan; violinist, Peter Sirotin is from Ukraine; and cellist, Fiona Thompson is from England. The Washington Post described their Brahms as “unfathomably beautiful” and “electrifying,” while praising their “technically immaculate”and “rich in psychological insight” Tchaikovsky. American Record Guide hailed the Mendelssohn Piano Trio's recording of Smetana and Suk piano trios as “brilliant,” and Fanfare magazine lauded their recording of complete Haydn Piano Trios as “bracing as a breath of crisp winter air, enlivening and rejuvenating in a way that earlier performances were not.” European reviewers noted “freshness and energy” in “unusually emotional” interpretations of Haydn piano trios, while Audiophilia magazine praised these recordings as “warm, sonorous and lively.” The Mendelssohn Piano Trio performances and recordings can be frequently heard on many classical radio stations including NPR’s Performance Today, as well as WETA's Front Row Washington. The highlights of the Mendelssohn Piano Trio's recent 20th Anniversary season included performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Harrisburg Symphony, an all-Mendelssohn anniversary concert at the Smithsonian American Arts Museum, as well as collaboration with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet on a creation of a new ballet choreographed by Alan Hineline to the dramatic score of Shostakovich E Minor Piano Trio.
© by Mendelssohn Piano Trio since Dec. 1999
Last Update: May 10, 2019