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Trio Mondrian

Ohad Ben-Ari - piano
Daniel Bard- violin
Hila Karni - cello

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"The innate talent of the three Israeli musicians puts them firmly in the ranks of recognized trios. The soulful rendering of Ben-Ari, the masterful playing of Bard, the passionate artistry of Karni... this is a trio that compares with the best.”

Il Piccolo, Trieste

"Top repertoire performed by top performers. The Berlin based Israeli "Trio Mondrian" has managed to establish itself among the very best trios in only a few years time. In 2007 it was awarded First Prize in the Chamber Music Contest in Trieste, in 2008 the Audience Price at the Bologna Festival and another prize in 2009 at the Berletto Trust. Pianist Ohad Ben-Ari, violinist Daniel Bard and cellist Hila Karni show their mastership in two 20th century works for pianotrio. Ravel's one-and-only Trio is extremely demanding regarding virtuosity, balance and atmosphere. Trio Mondrian succeeds in every respect. Their concentrated performance casts a spell on their audience. Their finesse is fabulous; witness the final part! That musicians with these qualities and background know how to touch the heart of the matter is more than proved in Shostakovich's Second Piano Trio (1944) with its desolate atmosphere and hallucinating dance rhythms. Horrible and wonderful. And perfectly recorded as well."
Luister, October 2012 - awarded maximum score!

Trio Mondrian - Piano Trios
Piano Trios by Ravel & Shostakovich 

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor - IV. Final (animé)



Programme proposals


Brahms Tragic Overture (arr. Ohad Ben-Ari)
  Intermezzi, Ballade & Romance, Op. 117 & 118 (arr. Ohad Ben-Ari)
  String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18 (arr. Theodor Kirchner)
Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Dvořák Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65
Piano Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:25
Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
Schubert Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major or No. 2 in E flat major
Panufnik Piano Trio, Op. 1
Dvořák Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 'Dumky'
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Grieg Andante con moto in C minor
Weinberg Piano Trio, Op. 24
Tchaikowsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
any of the three Opus 1 Piano Trios
Janáček Kreutzer Sonata (arr. Stephen Coxe)
Schönberg Verklärte Nacht (arr. Eduard Steuermann)
Bernstein Piano Trio
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Weinberg   Piano Trio, Op. 24
Ben-Haim Variations on a Hebrew Melody
Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major, KV 502 or in C major, KV 548
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 or No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Brahms all three Piano Trios