Classics and new work from Gould Piano Trio

The Gould Piano Trio.
The Gould Piano Trio.

The Gould Piano Trio will be performing at NUI Galway’s Emily Anderson Concert Hall on Wednesday next, October 11.

This concert from one of the world’s finest piano trios, will open with the music of a very young Beethoven, his piano trio Op. 1 No. 2. The piece, with its slow and imposing introduction, illustrates Beethoven’s instinct to innovate, even from an early age.

The second half of the concert will feature Ravel’s evocative Piano Trio in A minor. This piece, which was immortalised in the 1992 French film Un Coeur en Hiver, draws inspiration from Ravel’s Basque heritage and is vastly different from Beethoven’s music.

The Gould Piano Trio celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, having risen to musical prominence since winning the first prize at both the Premio Vittorio Gui in Florence and the inaugural Melbourne Chamber Music Competition.

They regularly perform in venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall and have recorded the work of classical and contemporary composers for major music labels.

The Gould Trio have commissioned many new works throughout their career, and mark their anniversary with a new commission by the brilliant British composer Mark Simpson.

After Avedon, which will receive its Irish première in Galway on Wednesday, is a reaction to four photographs by the influential American photographer Richard Avedon. They were part of the Nothing Personal’ exhibition which Simpson saw in Munich in 2015.

The concert is supported by Stewart Construction.

Tickets are €20/€18, and it’s €6 for fulltime students. For MFG Friends, there’s a special rate of €16.  Details of the friends’ scheme are on or call the office at 091 705962. Tickets can be booked through the website or the office.