'[The] performance is excellent and persuasive' (International Record Review)
'The tone is excellent...and the interpretations bring out the freshness of the works.' (American Record Guide)
'Whether or not you are out for something different, this release is a top recommendation.' (Fanfare)
International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Founded in 2008 initially to give back to society through fundraising performance activities - and hence the name of the group - Trio Anima Mundi has expanded its scope to give back through other means, such as the preservation of cultural heritage. It has become renowned for its 'Piano Trio Archaeology' - the unearthing and performing forgotten works - and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions.
Praised as a 'trio of vitality, charm and aplomb' (The Age), the Trio's members - Kenji Fujimura (piano), Rochelle Ughetti (violin), and Noella Yan (cello) - are seasoned performers and have gained a reputation for their sumptuous sonorities, immaculate ensemble, and masterly interpretation. Recordings of the trio’s performances are regularly broadcast all over the world and the trio is frequently invited to perform on radio, at festivals and teach masterclasses, including the Castlemaine State Festival, Music in the Round, Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, Melbourne Chamber Music Feast, Montsalvat Chamber Music Series, Ballan Feast etc. Trio Anima Mundi is currently Ensemble-in-Residence at the International Academy of Musical Arts (www.iamusica.org) and undertook a concert and masterclass tour of China during December 2018 – January 2019 as part of their residency.
Trio Anima Mundi’s debut CD – Romantic Piano Trios – (Divine Art DDA25102) was selected as a Musicweb International Recording of the Year in 2013 and received rapturous reviews around the world. Critics hailed it as '...a top recommendation' (Fanfare USA), and described it as '...beautifully recorded in well-balanced sound, with consistently affectionate performances' (Gramophone), and 'as to chamber music this has to be the CD of the year and, perhaps, many years to come.’ (Wright Music UK). Their latest recording – English Piano Trios – released in January 2020, has also garnered much praise, being listed as an Audiophile Essential by Hi-Res Audio (Germany), made Musicweb International Recording of the Month (January 2020), and a featured Classical Album on Apple Music in January 2020. One critic ‘…was continually amazed at the brilliant interpretation of this music.’ (Musicweb International).
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