Formed in 1997, the Trio is rapidly gaining an enviable reputation as one of the most outstanding ensembles of its generation. In 1999, the Trio won First Prize in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and in the same year was selected for representation by YCAT in London. It has since appeared at numerous festivals and venues throughout Europe, North and South America and Australia.
Invited to take part in the BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme in 2000, the Trio can be frequently heard on Radio 3. Broadcasts have included concerts live from Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, LSO St Luke's and the City of London, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Festivals.
Selected as "Rising Stars" in 2002 by the European Concert Halls Organisation, the Trio gave a series of recitals at major venues throughout Europe and a debut recital at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Over the last year, the Trio's schedule has included concert tours in both Sweden and Scotland, world première performances of commissioned works by Joe Dudell and Helen Grime and concerts in Germany, Spain and Switzerland as well as in the UK. A special highlight of the year was the award by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music of the prestigious Interpret Prize. The award was presented to the Trio by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
In 2009/10 the Trio performs at Lockenhaus Festival in Austria and BBC Proms, a return visit to Festspiele Mecklenburgh-Vorpommern, tours in Sweden and in the UK for Music in the Round and a performance of Martinu's Triple Concerto with the Västerås Sinfonietta in Sweden.
In 2010/11, the Trio has been invited to perform Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Helsingborgs Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andrew Manze, and later in the season the Trio will perform Beethoven Triple Concerto in Germany. They will also appear in recitals in the UK, Scotland, Germany and Sweden.
Always in 2010/11 Naxos will release the first of three Haydn Piano Trio CD's and a recording of Chopin Piano Trio.
The Trio's first recording of Schubert on the NAXOS label was released in August 2006 to critical acclaim (click here for further details). The Trio was subsequently invited by Naxos to record Mozart's complete works for piano trio, which have been released in two volumes. The world première recording of Karen Rehnqvist's “Beginning for Piano Trio”, commissioned for the Trio is available on the BIS label.
Members of the Trio also have teaching posts at Gothenburg University's School of Music and give lectures, masterclasses and concerts throughout the year.
The Trio takes its name from the Swedish town in which it gave its first performance and in 2001 it brought to Kungsbacka a chamber music festival, which has been held annually ever since. It has made several television appearances in Sweden and frequently tours throughout the country.