Grieg Trio : Excerpts from reviews
"Sensitive and beguiling performances demonstrating great depth of feeling."
(Tchaikowsky /Smetana / Grieg, Simax Classics / Gramophone)
Where to begin to praise these two interpretations? The passionate devotion, the contrasts, the smooth legato, the melodic beauty, the elegance of phrasing and quality of tone, the fluent approach to impetus and withdrawal, the striking attacks in the Presto (Beethoven), the effusive variety of colors in the variation movement (Tchaikowsky), the clear transparency between piano and strings? Nothing less than enrapturing ...
Today, the three musicians are among the foremost representatives of chamber music in the world."
(Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung)
"Consummate virtuosity, compelling tonal nuances, near unsurpassable precision, and a most colorful expressive palette."
"With shouts of ‘bravo' and copious applause, the audience showed their appreciation for a singularly beautiful and sensuous interpretation of the Brahms trio."
"A recording that truly sets the standard!"
(Brahms Trios, Simax Classics / Fono Forum)
"Each has a soloists command. Their collective sound at full throttle is imposing, and their integration remained always an easy collective of spontaneous musicianship."
(Kennedy Center / The Washington Post)
"All three musicians are masters on their instruments and their ensemble is a wonderful balance between individuality and shared love for music."
(Concertgebouw, Amsterdam / De Volkskrant)
"Chamber musical highlight of the season."
"Grieg Trio created a musical cosmos that left the audience spellbound."
(Menuhin Festival Gstaad / Berner Oberländer)
"This is one of the finest performances of the Brahms Trios available. The outstanding Norwegian Grieg Trio combines closely imagined playing with an exciting physicality."
(Brahms Trios, Simax Classics / The Times)
"Small wonder they are one of the most talked-about groups on the world circuit. Top listening!"
(Auckland Daily News, New Zealand)
"Grieg Trio from Oslo was a real sensation."
"Grieg Trio is an ensemble on it`s way towards world fame."
(Kissinger Sommer / Main Post)
"It`s playing was everything one wants from a trio: precise, balanced, beautifully nuanced and shaped in a way that lets a listener see into the music rather than through it."
(Weill Hall Carnegie Hall / The New York Times)
"...with the vehemence and sweeping emotional range that are the hallmarks of world-class playing."
(Wigmore Hall, London / Daily Telegraph)
"I must award first place to these new performances by the young Grieg Trio. With true mastery of their instruments, a unified concept, and a wonderful ability to give motion and variety to these scores, Anvik, Sigerland and Flesjö produce two of the most engaging performances I have ever heard of any chamber music."
(Mendelssohn Trios; Simax Classics / Fanfare)