Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Trio Metral
- Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847): Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49:
- 1Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49: I. Molto allegro agitato09:58
- 2Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49: II. Andante con molto tranquillo06:35
- 3Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49: III. Scherzo. Leggiero e vivace03:51
- 4Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49: IV. Finale. Allegro assai appassionato08:57
- Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66:
- 5Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66: I. Allegro energico e con fuoco10:13
- 6Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66: II. Andante espressivo06:15
- 7Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66: III. Scherzo. Molto allegro quasi presto03:36
- 8Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 66: IV. Finale. Allegro appassionato07:44
Info for Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
With Joseph on the violin, Justine on the cello and Victor on the piano, Trio Metral won the first prize of the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna in 2017, one of the most prestigious awards they could ever hope for.
Trio Metral are a young promising ensemble made up of siblings. Their energy and sensitivity are equally breathtaking.
Concrete evidence of this talent is presented with their first album, in which they play Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios. The dark atmosphere of these two works progresses towards a luminous vitality. A dramatic architecture that the three musicians convey with an intensity that reflects an already strong artistic temper. Born of the imagination of a precocious composer, the programme perfectly fits the Trio Metral.
Justine Metral, cello
Joseph Metral, violin
Victor Metral, piano
Playing together has been an integral part of the Metral siblings’ musical life, one they have engaged with passionately, seeking to discern the broadest palette of meaning and feeling, one that is always firmly rooted in musical context.
The three musicians obtained their Master’s degrees from the renowned Paris Conservatoire, and have been nourished by their participation in the European Chamber Music Academy (Hatto Bayerle, Johannes Meissl, Ferenc Rados...), and masterclasses with the Ebène Quartet, Ysaÿe Quartet and Trio Wanderer. They are currently in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth with the Artemis Quartet as well as at ProQuartet where they work with Heime Muller, Gary Hoffman, and Krzysztof Chorzelski. They are also resident artists at the Singer-Polignac Foundation.
They are currently under the supervision of Michel Dalberto for the doctorate diploma they follow in the conservatory in Paris.
The Metral Trio has been distinguished in numerous international competitions, notably the 2017 International Haydn Competition in Vienna, where they were awarded First Prize, the Audience Prize, and Prize for the best interpretation of a Haydn Trio. They are laureates of the Banque Populaire Foundation and since 2018, are supported by the Or du Rhin Foundation.
The Trio performs across France and Europe, from the famed Philharmonie in Paris to the Royal Albert Hall of London, passing by the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna. They are invited by famous festivals like "Radio France Montpellier" or "la Roque d’Anthéron".
They benefited from the teachings of great masters such as M. Pressler, R. Capuçon, C. Desert , A. Kouyoumdjian...
Their first record with the label Aparté is dedicated to the complete trio of Mendelssohn.