1ère soirée de la Finale | Chamber music
23.08.19 > 20:00

> Ferme-Asile




The piano trio is an exercise in funambulism, because it is a question of organizing the conversation between three instruments of a very different nature. Listening between the musicians is of the utmost importance, in order to find, together, the delicate balance that will allow the greatest harmony to emerge. The candidates of this first round must therefore demonstrate, beyond technical mastery, the finesse of their ear, the acuity of their collective intelligence and, ultimately, their musicality, qualities that are certainly less demonstrative than the dazzling virtuosity of a fingertip virtuosity but nevertheless absolutely necessary for any violinist.


Composed in 1840, Mendelssohn’s trio in D minor was quickly considered one of the composer’s best chamber music works and many of his contemporaries – Schumann above all – celebrated its formal balance, inventiveness and expressive power. The third movement of the piece, a concise and luminous scherzo, will constitute the imposed work of this first round. This will be followed by a second trio, given this time in its entirety, and chosen in advance from a stylistically broad list ranging from Viennese classicism – Haydn, Beethoven – to German romanticism (Schubert, Brahms), and even extending into the first 20th century, with Shostakovich’s second trio, Frank Martin’s trio on Irish folk tunes or Ravel’s trio. This varied palette will allow each participant to highlight his or her personal taste, sensitivity, and sense of instrumental colour.




Anna Agafia Egholm


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Trio en ré mineur n°1, op. 49
III. Scherzo – Leggiero e vivace


Dmitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

Trio n°2 en mi mineur, op. 67
I. Andante – Moderato
II. Allegro con Brio
III. Largo
IV. Allegretto

Adam Koch Christensen Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Trio en ré mineur n°1, op. 49
III. Scherzo – Leggiero e vivace


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Trio n°5 en ré majeur, op. 70 n°1, dit “Geistertrio”
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto

Roksana Kwaśnikowska Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Trio en ré mineur n°1, op. 49
III. Scherzo – Leggiero e vivace


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Trio en la mineur, M. 67
I. Modéré
II. Pantoum
III. Passacaille
IV. Final


Concert venue

Promenade des Pêcheurs 10
1950 Sion