Paris Piano Trio
Paris Piano Trio: The three members of this legendary piano trio are world-renowned French soloists who have been close to each other through friendship as well as music since they were students at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique: They won there their First Prizes: Régis Pasquier in violin and chamber music, Jean-Claude Pennetier in piano, chamber music and musical analysis, and three First Prizes for Roland Pidoux in the cello classes of Andre Navarra, Jean Hubeau and Joseph Calvet. Jean-Claude Pennetier and Régis Pasquier (then 11 years old) were hardly teenagers when they went on tour together for the first time in Belgium and Holland. A few years later, they toured together again in the United States.
Paths of these three major interprets have crossed regularly, leading to momentous performances in France and across the globe, as well as great recordings: Schubert and Brahms trios (Harmonia Mundi), Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich trios (Lyrinx), Ravel and Rachmaninov (Saphir). In 2020 the Trio celebrates the 30th anniversary of their North American debut.