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Gazzetta di Mantova
January 2016
Concerts with Orchestra da Camera di MantovaMartinu [...] nel suo singolare Concertino per trio e archi dà luogo ad una scrittura dissonante, spigolosa, ruvida, lavorata sul dinamismo ritmico e su un gioco stretto di incastri, con cui il lavoro procede con un senso di geometrico incalzare. Un lavoro, questo, di difficile e rischiosa realizzazione, oltretutto, ma restituito con limpida chiarezza e convincente nettezza stilistica tanto dagli archi mantovani, fervidi e compatti, quanto dai solisti del Trio des Alpes (Hana Kotkova, Claude Hauri, Corrado Greco), con un sicuro assemblaggio delle linee ed un virtuosismo ben dominato in una salda azione d'insieme.
(Andrea Zaniboni)

InstArt
December 2015
“Affascina il concerto dell'Orchestra Busoni e del Trio des Alpes, nella splendida Villa de Claricini Dornpacher a Bottenicco di Moimacco”

“…il concerto inizia con il breve ma suggestivo Andante Festivo per archi di Jean Sibelius, suonato con nitida politezza sonora dall'orchestra, che funge da introduzione all'impegnativo Concertino per Trio con pianoforte e archi di Bohuslav Martinu e vede protagonista, assieme all'orchestra, il Trio des Alpes. In effetti, fin dall'Allegro iniziale colpisce la caratura tecnica e musicale dei componenti il trio. Il suono dei des Alpes è molto bello e si sposa alla perfezione con quello della Busoni, in un'intesa musicale che trova nella bacchetta di Massimo Belli l'essenziale punto di riferimento.” ..Un'esecuzione, quindi, di grande valore musicale che viene molto apprezzata dal pubblico. (Sergio Zolli)

classicvillage.net
March 2014
"[...] After this lengthy but necessary discourse [on the works performed], we now come to the interpreters: the Trio des Alpes is clearly a well-adjusted and most versatile ensemble, and we applaud them for presenting some very rarely heard repertoire which is sure to attract increasing attention. At the end of this most interesting and superior concert, the large and appreciative audience was rewarded with the Andante from Mendelssohn’s first trio, performed with great elegance."
(Marco del Vaglio)

Beethoven op. 1/2 - Beach - Clarke

Gazzetta di Mantova
February 2014
"A magnificent Beethoven, radiating joy and freedom
Wonderfully attuned to each other, the Trio des Alpes gave a beautifully convincing and meticulous interpretation, effortlessly doing justice to the different characters of these two quite complex works: the first [op.1/2] is a work of elegant and lofty entertainment, while the second [op.70/2] leads to the summits of free and inspired experimentation. With this in mind, the balanced ensemble gave a Beethoven performance full of clarity and expression, thrilling their attentive audience. Following this evening, which ended with prolonged applause and one encore, the season continues on Monday."

Beethoven op. 1/2 & op. 70/2

InstArt
February 2014
"Although written in homage to Joseph Haydn, this composition [Beethoven’s op.1/2] already has all the features of the mature Beethoven, with his dynamic and thematic contrasts. These aspects were very well emphasized by the young Trio des Alpes, whose members showed a deep understanding of Beethoven’s innermost world. Their sound is mellow and beautifully blended, the intonation free of any inaccuracies, the choice of tempo is spot on and their interpretation is free from any vagueness. Their Beethoven is still linked to classical formal patterns, but in the depths, in the diverse themes and the very original evolution of thematic material, one can already discern future developments. This was an interpretation of high quality, and the audience responded with enthusiasm.
In the second half of the concert we heard Schubert’s op.100. And here emotion triumphed over any attempt at formal analysis or intellectual listening. This Trio is pure emotion, in its idiom as in the interpretation which made it glow. Take for instance the famous theme of the Andante con moto, where the cello’s delicate despair is accompanied by the piano, or the passionate lyricism of the Allegro, or the brilliance of the Scherzando... Words cannot describe the emotions evoked in this wonderful piece. Emotions which clearly communicated themselves to a rapt audience and culminated in emotional and prolonged applause, rewarded by Mendelssohn’s lovely Andante tranquillo as an encore."

Beethoven op. 1/2 - Schubert op. 100

La Voce
May 2012
“The Trio des Alpeps gave an interpretation of Debussy’s work with beautifully judged details, dynamics and flexibility in the shaping of its frequent changes of mood. Mirjam Tschopp, Claude Hauri and Corrado Greco are perfectly matched, and place their technical skill at the service of a balanced tonal language. Solidarity and the way they breathed together were also evident in Ravel’s famous Trio [...], played with personality and suitable determination.[...] The Trio des Alpes’s passionate and brilliant performance met with a warm response from the audience.”
(Guido Maria Pavesi)

Debussy - Boulanger - Ravel

Cronaca di Mantova
May 2012
“Ravel’s Trio, an extraordinarily demanding work both in technique and interpretation, was given a most effective performance by the three members of the Trio des Alpes, perfectly balanced in sonority and sound intensity – an outstanding chamber music ensemble of excellent instrumentalists.”

Debussy - Boulanger - Ravel

Libertà
November 2011
“Greco’s secure clarity at the piano, the Trio’s foundation and driving force, the relaxed and sensitive collaboration with the wonderful and virtuosic violinist Tschopp, and the often decisive style of the powerful Hauri at the cello: we were literally captivated by the liveliness of the music they performed.”
(Mirella Parisini)

Wettstein - Martin - Dvorak

La Sicilia
November 2011
“A memorable evening; the numerous audience was immediately captivated by a composition dedicated to the ensemble: “Alpentangomania”, a first performance by Martin Wettstein.[...] The violinist Mirjam Tschopp’s full sound and expressivity were immediately apparent, and her many soloistic episodes bloomed with inspirational freedom. The cellist Claude Hauri, with his deep, never muffled sound, was immediately at one with his Swiss colleague, while the piano’s percussive interjections held the piece together. This brought out the very best in Corrado Greco, and showed his versatile musical understanding and openness towards new forms of musical language.[...] Lasting applause for the Trio, who as an encore gave us Mendelssohn’s Andante in all its neoclassical splendour.”
(Salvo Romano)

Wettstein - Martin - Dvorak

classicvillage.net
February 2011
“In the works they performed, the Trio demonstrated perfect teamwork and remarkable ability, especially considering the great technical demands of the work by Martin, in particular, and theirs was a concert of the highest quality. The large and riveted audience demanded and received as an encore the Andante from Mendelssohn’s first trio, played by the ensemble with supreme elegance as they brought this first outstanding performance of the season to an end.”
(Marco Del Vaglio)

Haydn - Martin - Dvorak