The Phoenix Piano Trio was formed in 2010 and has quickly established itself as one of today’s leading ensembles.
Their highly successful debut season in 2011 included over twenty concerts across the UK as part of their “Beyond Beethoven” cycle, performing all of Beethoven’s works for Piano Trio. They have become regular guests at London’s Wigmore Hall and their first CD – a live recording of Beethoven’s works including the “Archduke” trio and the trio in E flat, Op. 70 no. 2. – was launched at Wigmore in 2012; described in Strings Magazine as having ‘a musical narrative of tremendous, involving depth’. They are also advocates of new music, so far having commissioned new works by five British composers, including Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Philip Venables and Edwin Roxburgh. Recent highlights have included performances at the Happy Days Festival in Eniskillen, the Leicester International Music Festival, and the London Chamber Music Society at Kings Place.
Violinist Jonathan Stone is an acclaimed chamber musician, soloist and orchestral leader. He is a member of the Doric String Quartet; the Quartet now performs in leading concert halls throughout Europe, America and Asia, including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and De Singel, and is a regular visitor to the Wigmore Hall.
Christian Elliott is a member of the Zehetmair Quartet, which performs string quartets written as late as the mid-20th century from memory at venues throughout Europe. He is a frequent guest principal cellist with many UK orchestras, and is also a composer whose works have been performed at venues in Europe, North America, and the UK, including the Wigmore Hall. He joined the Phoenix Trio in August 2014.
Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival. He has given numerous recitals at Wigmore Hall, and in recent years has appeared at the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille, St John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall, Kings Place, the Purcell Room and many other venues and Festivals around the UK and in Colombia, Sweden, Romania and Austria.
The Phoenix Piano Trio is represented by Fourfortytwo (www.fourfortytwo.com).