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The Danish Piano Trio is a newly established ensemble comprising three of Denmark’s leading musicians: Lars Bjørnkjær, Toke Møldrup and Katrine Gislinge, who for years have delivered outstanding musical performances from their individual corners of Danish music life. The personal friendship and special musical understanding between the three soloists have now led to the formation of a permanent ensemble.

Violinist LARS BJØRNKJÆR is a concertmaster with the Royal Danish Orchestra since 1993. He is a graduate of, among others, the Julliard School of Music, New York, and has played concerts in Europe, USA and Asia. As a soloist, Lars Bjørnkjær has performed with orchestras home and abroad with conductors such as Christian Badea, Josef Suk, Fabrizio Ventura ad Michael Schønwandt. In 2007 he recorded an acclaimed CD with violin concertos by Johan Svendsen and P.E. Lange-Müller with Giordano Bellincampi and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

Cellist TOKE MØLDRUP is a prizewinner at several international competitions and has given concerts in, among others, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Musikverein Wien, and Konzerthaus Berlin; he has been a soloist with most of the Danish symphony orchestras and with conductors such as Aldo Ceccato, Santtu Rouvali, Thomas Søndergård and Joshua Weilerstein. He has even played at various international festivals. Several contemporary works by, e.g., Christian Winther Christensen, Simon Steen-Andersen and Per Nørgård have been dedicated to Toke Møldrup. Toke Møldrup is a solo cellist with Copenhagen Phil/Tivoli Symphony Orchestra and teaches at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Pianist KATRINE GISLINGE trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Yale University. Over the last two decades she has established herself as one the most significant pianists in Scandinavia in both classical and modern repertoire with solo and chamber music concerts throughout Europe. She has worked with musicians and conductors such as Okko Kamu, Heinrich Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Kurt Sanderling, Emmanuel Pahud and Gustavo Dudamel. In 2014 Katrine premiered and recorded Bent Sørensen’s piano concerto Mignon Papillon. She has recorded several CDs for, among others, Deutsche Grammophon and, in 2014, an acclaimed CD with music by Schumann and Per Nørgård, who dedicated one of the works to her.

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Live Dates

27/11/2015   The Danish Piano Trio presents debut album in Carnegie Hall
The Danish Piano Trio brings new album of native Romantic repertoire to US debut recital
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01/02/2016   Klassisk

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: Danish Romantic Piano Trios
5/6 Stars

"Det er en fin indspilning, der både introducerer et nyt fint kammerensemble og giver en række halvglemte danske værker fornyet liv."
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01/02/2016   Gramophone

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: Danish Romantic Piano Trios
"The piano takes prominence in the sound picture, which would be more frustrating were Katrine Gislinge's playing not so full of fluency and tenderness."
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20/01/2016   WTJU

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: Danish Romantic Piano Trios
"If you’re familiar with Denmark’s rich musical heritage, then you might already be pre-disposed to give this release a listen. If not, then let me encourage you to do so."
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08/01/2016   MusicWeb International

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: Danish Romantic Piano Trios
"The superb performances and outstanding recording make this debut CD hard to resist, and the Lange-Müller is an absolute gem. Add the spontaneity and immediate melodic appeal of the other works included here, and it provides the perfect introduction to the genre’s growth in Denmark."
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18/12/2015   Kristeligt Dagblad

Dansk kammermusik i verdensklasse
6/6 Stars

"'Danish Romantic Piano Trios' er en pragtfuld skive... En cd, der vil lyse op i de lange vintermåneder og fortjener den varmeste anbefaling."
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04/12/2015   Politiken

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: Danish Romantic Piano Trios
5/6 Stars

"Den Danske Klavertrio præsenterer sig meget dansk, meget følsomt..."
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03/12/2015   Jyllands-posten

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: DANISH ROMANTIC PIANO TRIOS
4/6 Stars

"Den Danske Klavertrios ærinde ligger ligefor, og ambitionen er klog og sympatisk: De glemte danske klavertrioer skal frem i lyset. I en dynamisk vekslen mellem Lange-Müllers tusmørketrio, Gades klangperfektion og Langgaards dybe menneskelighed tegnes et portræt af triogenren. Lars Bjørnkjær, Toke Møldrup og Katrine Gislinge forstår at sætte romantikken fri på deres debut-cd. (...)"
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01/12/2015   Fyns Amts Avis

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: DANISH ROMANTIC PIANO TRIOS
"Kammermusikken trives i bedste velgående her i landet. Nu har en helt nyetableret klavertrio set dagens lys, med tre særdeles erfarne musikere(...). De har som første udgivelse valgt at præsentere værker af Lange-Müller, Niels W. Gade og Rued Langgaard. Førstnævntes f-mol trio fra 1898 byder på dybde, mørke og drama, men også på forfinet elegance og glimt af nordisk folketone. Gades F-dur er moden sprødhed, vemod og mindre drama, glimrende ramt i de tre musikeres intense og oprigtige spil. En enkelt sats fra en ufuldendt trio af Gade kompletterer dette indtryk og fuldendes i 15-årige Rued Lang-gaards ”Fjeldblomster”, meditativ, eftertænksom senromantik så det basker. Velvalgt og oplagt idé at lade denne sats afrunde udgivelsen."
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01/12/2015   JC Klassisk

GADE, LANGE-MÜLLER & LANGGAARD: Danish Romantic Piano Trios
"Det er ganske enkelt en vidunderlig kammermusik-cd"
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07/10/2015   David's Review

Danish Romantic Piano Trios
"The Danish Piano Trio, who have been superb throughout, launch into the exuberant finale with an obvious relish for the score. Another remarkable Dacapo release."
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Photo: Thomas Grøndahl

Discography

Danish Romantic Piano Trios
Danish Romantic Piano Trios
Gade, Lange-Müller & Langgaard

CD 8.226119 (2015)


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