Hailed by the magazine Fanfare as ‘having exceeded the Gold Standard and moved on to Platinum’, the Neave Trio has emerged as one of the finest young ensembles of its generation. It has been praised for its ‘bright and radiant music making’ by the critic Robert Sherman (WQXR Radio), and described as ‘a consummate ensemble’ by the Palm Beach Daily News and ‘a brilliant trio’ by MusicWeb International. Its debut at the Rockport International Chamber Music Festival was cited among the ‘Best of 2014’ by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, which wrote: ‘it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going.’ Its members originating from the US, Russia, and Japan, the Trio has performed on concert stages from Carnegie Hall in New York to venues in the UK, continental Europe, and Russia, bringing audiences to their feet and receiving the highest critical acclaim. Performances have been broadcast on radio stations across the United States and abroad, notably on American Public Media’s Performance Today, The McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase on WQXR Radio (New York), as well as on WGBH Radio (Boston) and WXXI and WCNY Radio (New York). Previous recordings have been met with critical acclaim, included on the 2014 ‘Want List’ in Fanfare, and made Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International. The Trio has held artist residency positions at Brown University, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, San Diego State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and Concord Academy. As part of its mission to create new pathways for classical music and engage a wider audience, the Neave Trio frequently works with artists of all mediums. Notable collaborations include the world premiere performance of Klee Musings, a work dedicated to the Trio by the American composer Augusta Read Thomas, as well as multiple award-winning productions with dance companies and filmmakers.
Engage, Exchange, Connect. That is what this young American piano trio is all about, on stage as well as on this album, its very first.
Experience the group at its revelatory best in these idiomatic and fresh interpretations of early-twentieth-century American piano trios, by Foote, Korngold, and Bernstein.
As reported by WXQR radio, ‘Neave is actually a Gaelic name meaning “bright” and “radiant”, both of which certainly apply to this trio’s music making’. Praised for its ‘heart-on-sleeve performances’ (Classical New Jersey), the Neave Trio has been described as ‘A consummate ensemble’ (Palm Beach Daily News), ‘A revelation’ (San Diego Story), and ‘A brilliant trio…’ (MusicWeb International), one that has ‘exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum’ (Fanfare).