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Linos Piano Trio wins Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

The Linos Piano Trio has been awarded first prize in the chamber music category of the prestigious Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics Award).

Having been placed on the long list, the Trio’s latest CD ‘Stolen Music’ was chosen as winner in the chamber music category for the fourth quarter of 2021, with the jury describing their performances as “ravishingly musical, amazingly homogeneous and absolutely stylish”.

‘Stolen Music’ has been an ongoing project for the Linos Piano Trio since 2016, and is inspired by Stravinsky’s notion of creative ‘stealing’. In each Stolen Music arrangement, the members of the Linos Piano Trio work together to collaboratively reimagine an orchestral masterpiece as if it had been originally written for the piano trio. Their new transcriptions emerge through a process of experimentation and refinement, seeking the most colourful distillation of the original versions.

Their ‘Stolen Music’ recording was released in June 2021 to an enthusiastic reception, with The Strad describing the whole disc as “compelling, dramatic, fascinating and unfailingly musical”. The CD features the Trio’s own ‘Stolen Music’ arrangements of famous works by Debussy, Dukas and Ravel, as well as Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht in its trio arrangement by Eduard Steuermann.

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