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Performance at Ens earns warm applause
'Solid unity with pleasant freshness'
Almere (NL), Sat, 15. Mar 2014Critic Wouter Ruifrok writes favourably on performance at the Museumkerk in Schokland.

On Sunday February 2nd 2014 the Erasmus Trio once again proved themselves to be worthy of their traditional place in the Chamber Music Series of the Schokland Museum, as is evident from the review in De Noordoostpolder by critic Wouter Ruifrok. The programme consisted of two Trio's by Haydn and compositions by Frank Bridge and Edvard Grieg. Ruifrok was especially pleased by the performance of Haydn's masterly 'Zigeunertrio', sparkingly played with lively rubati, carefully individually as well as together cooperating voices and melodious romanticism. The Trio appeared to be equally at home with the romanticism of Frank Bridge. The Saltarello was very tastefully done, with a good balance between melodiousness and rhythm. The same could be said of the performance of Grieg's Norwegian Dances, where much attention was given to the melancholy side of the music. “The Erasmus forms a solid unity without ever displaying routine and performing with a pleasant musical freshness.”


Erasmus Trio at the Spiegelzaal
Almere (NL), Wed, 25. Sep 2013On October 20th the Erasmus Trio will be among the guests in the programme Spiegelzaal.

On Sunday October 20th 2013 the Erasmus Trio will be among the guests in the programme 'Spiegelzaal', the weekly AVRO-programme preceding Het Zondagochtend Concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. They will be interviewed by Hans van de Boom and play the Divertimento in B flat major KV 254 by Mozart, somewhere between 10.00 and 10.50 a.m.


'Erasmus Trio excels in colour, phrasing and finishing'
Critical Acclaim for Ems Concert
Almere (NL), Mon, 25. Mar 2013In De Noordoostpolder of March 17, 2013 Wouter Ruifrok characterizes the concert of the Erasmus Trio in the church of Ems as a worthy conclusion of the season's concert series.

“The Erasmus Trio is primary focused on the music itself and has an great ability to strike the right note, be it in the quiet atmosphere of Bloch's Nocturnes, in the carelesness of young Mozart or the romanticism of Bruch,” wrights Wouter Ruifrok in De Noordoostpolder of March 17, 2013. “Thomas Herrmann is versatile, at one time giving structure and direction to the music, at another time being subservient and mainly adding colour. Xiaojia Xu has a warm and compelling sound with a beautifully timed vibrato and she often sets the tone. Vera Laporeva has an excellent sense of melody with a great power of persuasion. The highlight of the evening was Max Bruch's Nachtgesang with its quiet melody that was broadened and extended. The role of the cello in the Rumänische Melodie was very moving. Merry and catching, evidently full of joy over the motion was Mozart's Divertimento, yet always careful in structure and phrasing. In the Nocturnes by Ernest Bloch, just like in the three pieces by Bruch, the most striking feature was the concentration in the minimal and the quiet that are so distinctive of the Trio. With this plea for musicality and professional skill the concert by the Erasmus Trio was a worthy conclusion of this season's concert series.”


Vera and Thomas on TV
Almere (NL), Wed, 28. Nov 2012On December 5th and 12th TV Omroep Flevoland will broadcast interviews with Vera and Thomas.

On December 5th TV Omroep Flevoland will broadcast a commentary on Vera Laporeva's life as a violinist. A week later it is Thomas Herrmann's turn to tell about his musical activities in Holland and abroad. Both reportages are illustrated by musical performances.


Other articles
Last June 2nd the Erasmus Trio were Tjako Fennema's guest in his programme Tafel van Tjako.
On Sunday February 19th the Erasmus Trio played at the Museumchurch in Schokland - a review
On Sunday October 16th the Erasmus Trio played a brilliant concert at Zevenbergen's Town Hall - a review
From October 1st to 9th the 4th International Chambermusic Festival will be held in Haarlemmermeer
The Erasmus Trio celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a new programme with works by composers of several countries.
On 28 February 2010 the Erasmus Trio played at the Museumkerk in Ens. A favourable review.
Tuesday 29 December Radio 4 will broadcast the first of the Drei Russische Lieder by Michael Glinka from the CD 'Musical Gems'.
The third edition of the International Chamber Music Festival in Haarlemmermeer in November 2009 was well-attended and highly valued by the audience.
Attractive concert of the Erasmus Trio at the Midzomerfestival of classical music in Capelle a/d IJssel.
The Trio's concert on February 8, 2009 at the Museumkerk in Ens was first-rate in all its aspects according to reviewer Wouter Ruifrok.
On November 26, 2008 Concertzender will broadcast recordings of the Erasmus Trio made in 2007 and 2008 in Amsterdam.
In September and October 2008 the Erasmus Trio will play the Opening Concerts of musical series in Vlaardingen and Wilhelminaoord.
The new CD 'Musical Gems' by the Erasmus Trio with music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Godard and Xiaojia Xu is a real treasure of unknown or almost unknown repertoire.
The concert of the Erasmus Trio in Amsterdam and Ens last January were very successful.
The tour of of China of the Erasmus Trio in September 2007 was a complete success.
On 18 March 2007 the Erasmus Trio played the final concert of the Noordwijk 'Klamuze Series' at Hotel Huis ter Duin. An enthousiast review by Koene Vegter.
On March 11 2007 the Erasmus Trio gave a brilliant performance of Mendelssohn's Pianotrio No 1 and other.
From 4 to 11 March 2007 the 1st International Chamber Music Festival Haarlemmermeer will take place at several venues in Hoofddorp and the surrounding area.
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