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Livia Sellin, Violin  •  Chengcheng Zhao, Piano  •  Philipp Comploi , Violoncello

 

 

 

What they say about us...

„They provided not only technically impeccable interpretations, but let you hear and feel their hearts as well.“ (Arimas, Switzerland, May 2014)

 

„The Trio Alba managed a splendidly thoughtful grasp of Mendelssohn‘s Trio No. 2, overflowing with expressive joy and technical panache, however not robbing the work of its delicate secrets.“ (Kronenzeitung, February 2013)

 

„Constantly in visual contact with each other, the three young musicians shared their joy of performing with the audience. The perfectly attuned trio convinced with great flair, ease and temperament. With amazing balance and finely tuned structure, they achieved a harmonious entity. A brilliant finale brought the audience to break out in frenetic applause.“ (Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, December 2012)

 

„..these young people showed that the language of music finds common ground for such diverse people as a Chinese pianist, a German violinist and an Austro-Italian cellist. They form an accomplished team with very similar ideas of phrasing and execution.... These artists should have a fine career.“ (Buenos Aires Herald, April 2011)

 

„The peak of quality was the concert by the Trio Alba ... Throughout the concert, the young trio showed a rare maturity in their interpretation. The musicians managed with great empathy and a wide range of timbres always to bring the music to wherever they intended.“ (Diario Perfil, April 2011)

 

„The three young members of the Trio Alba are real masters who bring about technically flawless interpretations, remarkable in power and expression.“ (Diario Ambito Financiero, April 2011)

 

 

CD REVIEWS

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Piano Trios op. 49, op. 66
released in January 2013
(Audiomax 903 1793-6 (SACD) MDG - Musikproduktion Dabringhaus & Grimm)

 

„...well achieved mix of delicacy and virtuosity (...).
(...) convincingly solid collaboration and ease with which the musicians dynamically interact.“ (FonoForum, July 2013)

 

„The version heard here is delightful and can sustain any comparison. The Trio Alba powers itself to a thrilling interpretation.“ (ensemble, 2013)

 

„This is the debut disc by Trio Alba and they play with satisfying immediacy. These vital and expressive performances are a sheer delight.“ (MusicWeb, August 2013)

 

„They convince wih a sturdy sound, excellent interplay and sensitive immersion into musical structures.“ (Der Standard, April 2013)

 

„The Mendelssohn interpretation of the three from the Trio Alba convinced not only with its spirited temperament and breathtaking virtuosity, but above all by a beguiling mix of ethereal sound and sensitive agogic. The ensemble achieves a marvellously homogeneous sound and a sensitive immersion in the finely branched chamber music lyricism of Mendelssohn. Here we have Mendelssohn‘s Piano Trio-Oeuvre in a sensitive and fresh interpretation, presented through a completely convincing recording technique.“ (BR-Klassik, October 2013)

 

„The young Alba Trio enters upon a crowded field but holds its own against the competition. The three are accomplished musicians individually and collectively; their sound is beautifully integrated, and their interpretations are sound and highly compelling.“ (Audiophile Audition, May 2013)

 

„Very vital, but also with a gentle lyrical breath, rhythmically concise and meticulous in detail: thus plays a homogeneous and atmospheric Trio Alba on its first CD.“ (Kleine Zeitung, February 2013)

 

„The ensemble provides a consistently excellent performance in its debut. Easily and naturally, homogeneously and well balanced, the young musicians have command of the trios whose romantic-poetic aspects they bring out so clearly.“ (Kronenzeitung, April 2013)