The trio's new album has been included in The Strad's latest list of recommended listening!
"It’s truly a delight, and leaves this listener hungry for more."
''There’s much to applaud in this new exploration of the piano trios"
"The top-ranking players of Trio Gaspard (from Germany, Britain and Greece) cherish Haydn’s every twist and turn, and cellist Vashti Hunter never seems downhearted at spending much of her time in pianist Nicholas Rimmer’s shadow. The musicians’ brio and colourful attack even make pleasant listening out of the album’s little contemporary encore, Johannes Julius Fischer’s One Bar Wonder, though I hope they’ll understand if I don’t regularly revisit a work where one bar of Haydn is subjected to 34 slowly degrading repetitions."
"What a wonderful idea. To group each volume in this new complete survey of Haydn’s Piano Trios not chronologically but in a way that provides a satisfying listening experience in one sitting, yes. But especially to commission a new short work inspired by one of the trios in each program. In this case, it’s Johannes Julius Fischer’s hilarious “one bar wonder” – a loopy loop inspired by the Andante from Haydn’s Piano Trio No 20 in D...
...Here, violin, cello and piano, by turns star and accompany, stand out and support; or trio in true concertante style."
"From the opening notes of the A major Trio the Gaspard Trio make an immediate impact with absorbing rhythmic vitality and impeccable musicianship. I am fast becoming a fan of the Gaspard Trio, they always produce engaging performances and this disc is no exception. The interplay between Jonian Ilias Kadesha (violin), Vashti Mimosa Hunter (cello) and Nicholas Rimmer (piano) is flawless, graceful and captivating... ...Without doubt the Gaspard Trio has produced in this first volume, a more than satisfying performance, more nourishing our souls with the beauty of Haydn’s contributions to the genre demonstrating his lyrical writing with playing that is well-balanced and expressive."
Have a listen to the album here.