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04 March 2022
"The Delta Piano Trio is staffed with Dutch musicians. While they play the trio by Dvorak mostly in a quiet, almost meditative, searching manner, the folkloristic sections in the last movement are then heard in a robust playing style. "Pizzicato, 14-3-2022
Untainted and uncompromising musicality coupled with exceptional interpretive depth characterize the playing of the Delta Piano Trio, founded in Salzburg in 2013 by the three Dutch musicians Gerard Spronk, Irene Enzlin and Vera Kooper. The trio completed its studies in Salzburg, Paris and Basel with Wolfgang Redik (Vienna Piano Trio), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Anton Kernjak and with Trio Wanderer.
Numerous prizes and awards underline the trio’s reputation, including first prizes at the international chamber music competitions Stasys Vainiunas in Lithuania, Salieri-Zinetti in Italy, Orlando in the Netherlands, at the Orpheus chamber music competition in Switzerland and, in particular, the highly endowed Kersjesprijs, the most important chamber music prize in the Netherlands, awarded in December 2020.
The Delta Piano Trio has toured Europe, Russia, Israel, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and the United States, and has performed in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the National Center of Performing Arts in Beijing, the Gang Dong Art Center in Seoul, St. Johns Smith Square in London, and the Jerusalem Music Center. The trio collaborates regularly with contemporary composers and maintains a collaborative relationship with Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach. They frequently give chamber music masterclasses and love coaching younger ensembles.
The Delta Piano Trio is staffed with Dutch musicians. While they play the trio by Dvorak mostly in a quiet, almost meditative, searching manner, the folkloristic sections in the last movement are then heard in a robust playing style.
A very imaginative folk-inspired programme, tales us from Ireland to Bohemia by way of Armenia. Whichever country we're visiting, the Delta Piano Trio prove terrific guides, playing with no little pizzazz.
BBC Music Magazine, 18-7-2022
Not only the music, also the performance is at the highest level. Don't let this gem pass you by
Basia con Fuoco, 08-6-2022
With its superb sound and perceptive notes, the present release can be warmly recommended if the coupling appeals.
In Dvorak, the Delta Piano Trio makes the fun of the refined playing with moods and rhythms clearly audible.
A nice end to a journey of discovery in 3 stages.
all those combined efforts have resulted in a superior album in every way!
Opus Klassiek, 01-4-2022
Overall, I find it hard to resist these performances in such an attractive programme that is unique in the catalogue. I hope there are future discs to be had from this source.