A Piano trio comprises of a pianist, a violinist and a cellist. This combination of instruments allows the composer to explore interesting harmonic ideas, utilising the wonderful percussion timbre of the piano, with the gentle soothing sound of the violin and cello.
Sometimes its easier to write for a small group, as their timing is tighter. This allows for greater flexibility in scoring, and in some cases, the composer can really push the boat out to get the best out of each player. This is good for the players too, as it allows each instrument to stand out…….well I guess that can be nerve wracking too for them!!
I am really looking forward to hearing my trio compositions performed by first the Bristol ensemble, under the leadership of Roger Huckle and second by one of Nadine Andre’s trios.