Nonchalant but not cold, nostalgic but not sentimental - Trio Wanderer rises to the challenge of Ravel's Trio with consummate flair
Ravel Trio for piano, violon and cello
Schubert Trio No. 2 op. 100 D. 929
Since 1987, Trio Wanderer has epitomised a specific notion of excellence in chamber music, perpetuating the tradition and positioning itself as a successor to the legendary Beaux-Arts trio. The individual members are each endowed with their own remarkable qualities: the warmth and depth of Raphaël Pidoux, the texture and absolute reliability of Vincent Coq, and the lyricism and mastery of Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian. The players communicate without so much as a glance and therefore the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Trio Wanderer are tireless musical travellers and pay tribute to the composer to whom they owe their name, culminating in an andante con moto whose passionate theme still inspires a wide variety of artists today. Ravel’s noble and discreet Trio, penned in 1914, epitomises an alternative form of perfection.