Month: August 2022

The playing is first-class.

“The Tchaikovsky trio, cast in two large movements, frequently struggles to find an identity, or an aesthetic point. The Trío Arriaga’s recording is the first I’ve actually liked. In the first movement, the players project the two themes with clear contours and firm direction; […] The playing is first-class. […] The SACD sounds handsome even The playing is first-class.

Andoni Mercero

The Spanish violinist, Andoni Mercero, he began his studies of violin and viola in San Sebastián. He continued his studies at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía de Madrid, the University of Toronto, the Hans Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and the Amsterdam Conservatory. He has won several awards in competitions, including the Andoni Mercero

Alfonso Sebastián

The Spanish harpsichordist and conductor, Alfonso Sebastián Alegre, studied piano (Mª Pilar Armijo) and harpsichord (José Luis González Uriol) at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Zaragoza (Class of 1992). He continues his training in at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he specialized in fortepiano (Patrick Cohën-Akenine) and studies Alfonso Sebastián