L. van Beethoven: Triple concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra, Op. 56
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Op. 13 ‘Winter Dreams’
Trio Ludwig (Abel Tomàs, violin; Arnau Tomàs, cello; Hyo-Sun Lim, piano)
Franz Schubert Filharmonia
Tomàs Grau, conductor
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
The Ludwig Trio – pianist Hyo-Sum Lim and brothers Abel and Arnau Tomàs (both of whom are also founder members of the eminent Casals Quartet) – is currently considered the finest ensemble of its kind in Spain. We couldn’t be in better hands for this performance of one of Beethoven’s most delightful works: the Triple Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra.
Tomàs Grau will also conduct Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, ‘Winter Dreams’ – a vivid, eloquent and evocative work which clearly reveals the composer’s taste and talent for melody and emotion.
Biography Ludwig Trio
Formed in 2009, the Ludwig Trio is considered to be one of the most outstanding chamber ensembles of the present day.
The trio features brothers Abel Tomàs, violin, and Arnau Tomàs, cello, both members of the famous Cuarteto Casals, along with pianist Hyo‐Sun Lim, a winner of numerous important international competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition of Brussels, and with substantial experience in chamber music.
The group is principally committed to an in-depth study of Beethoven’s music. As well as having performed his entire output for the piano trio on a number occasions, the Ludwig Trio has recorded one CD with two Trios (Op 1 No 1 and the “Archduke”, Op 97), and a second containing the Triple Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, under the direction of Víctor Pablo Pérez; these releases have been distinguished with the “e” which the magazine Scherzo awards for exceptional recordings each month.
The Ludwig Trio has performed in numerous concert halls and at festivals, both in Europe and Asia, including at the Orlando Festival in The Netherlands, the Festival Internacional de Panticosa, the Pórtico de Zamora, in the Palau de la Musica Catalana, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Festival of Cadaqués, Musica-Musika in Bilbao, the Auditori of Girona and the LG Arts Center in Seoul (South Korea), in addition to appearing as soloists in the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Orquestra Símfonica del Vallés, and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi as part of the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián.
In 2018, the trio made a long tour playing the Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the SWR Symphonieorchester conducted by Eliahu Inbal.