Since winning the first prize at both the Premio Vittorio Gui in Florence and the inaugural Melbourne Chamber Music Competition, while being promoted in Europe and the United States as British “Rising Stars”, the Gould Piano Trio is now considered as one of the finest of its kind performing today. Their widely diverse repertoire displays a strong stylistic conviction appreciated by audiences and critics alike. Concerts at major venues such as Wigmore and Carnegie Halls and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and tours of North and South America, Europe and the Far East have introduced them to a wide and varied public.
Their discography not only includes the renowned masterpieces of the repertoire but also many hidden gems, brought to life through an ongoing collaboration with clarinettist Robert Plane. Trio cycles by Brahms (Quartz), Hummel (Naxos) and Dvorak (Champs Hill) have been complemented by the late romantic works of Charles Villiers Stanford, John Ireland, Robin Milford, Cyril Scott and Arnold Bax many of which are in world premiere recordings. A disc of contemporary works by Peter Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish and James MacMillan (Champs Hill) was released in 2015 helping to bring British music to an international public. This year sees the release of Saint-Saens’ Trios, the Piano Quartets of Brahms and his friend, Kirchner’s transcriptions of the master’s String Sextets for piano trio – another exciting rarity.
First-hand experience working with contemporary composers has led to the commissioning of many new works. They will celebrate their 25th anniversary year in 2017 with performances of a new commission from young British composer Mark Simpson, supported through Beyond Borders and the PRS for Music Foundation.