The enduring musical rapport of three French masters
“Polish, vigor and an exemplary sense of style” The Washington Post
“Without individual vanity and with an innate sense of well-proportioned sound” Le Figaro
“An unforced beauty” Musical Toronto
More than half a century ago, these three French artists were students together at the Paris Conservatoire. Today, they are in great demand both as soloists and as a trio, described by the Toronto Star as “magicians on stage casting an exquisite spell”.
The first concert tour that Jean-Claude Pennetier, Régis Pasquier and Roland Pidoux embarked on together took place in Belgium, each aged only 13. These three exceptional musicians have won multiple Diapason d’Or and Choc Classica awards as soloist, as duet and as trio, as well as glittering prizes at leading concours such as Victoires de la Musique (“Best Soloist” for violinist Régis Pasquier) and the Gabriel Fauré Competition (first prize for pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier). Each has performed with world-renowned orchestras and musicians, including Isaac Stern, Pierre Fournier and Mstislav Rostropovich, while the trio has toured together all over Europe and America since the 1990s.
For their Hong Kong debut, Trio Pennetier Pasquier Pidoux offers three substantial yet very different works by Haydn, Fauré and Beethoven. As a fresh opener, Haydn’s trio contrasts with the darker work by Fauré, who was suffering from increasing deafness during his last years. Beethoven’s famous trio, a ground-breaking piece for its time dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, ends the concert in a dazzling show of virtuosity.
Join these French musical masters as they showcase a special, lifelong musical connection.
Piano Trio in C major, Hob XV:27
Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120
Piano Trio No 7 in B-flat major, Op 97, “Archduke”