Interview: Trio con Brio Copenhagen returns to Denver

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Photo: Trio con Brio Copenhagen in the CPR Performance Studio
Trio con Brio Copenhagen performs in the CPR Performance Studio with help from page-turner and CPR Classical host David Rutherford.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen performs tonight in Denver in its second appearance at a Friends of Chamber Music concert.

The piano trio -- pianist Jens Elvekjaer, violinist Soo-Jin Hong and cellist Soo-Kyung Hong -- which formed in 1999, arrives in Colorado at the end of a two-week U.S. tour.

Throughout the group’s history its members have won many other awards and distinguished themselves as champions of contemporary Scandinavian composers. A piece by composer and frequent collaborator Per Norgard is on tonight’s program, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Center.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen in January won Denmark’s prestigious P2 Artists Prize and performed Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

The trio’s members spoke with CPR Classical about the ensemble’s origins, sound and recent projects.

Click the audio above for the interview, which includes performances of full movements from Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor and Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor.

Check back soon for video of the group’s session in the CPR Performance Studio.

Here’s the program for tonight’s Newman Center concert:

  • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio #2 in C minor
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
  • Per Norgard: Spell