PETROF PIANO TRIO

Jan Schulmeister – violin

Kamil Žvak – cello

Martina Schulmeisterová – piano

The PETROF PIANO TRIO was created in 2009 by Wihan Quartet violinist, Jan Schulmeister. The members are renowned chamber-music players and bring to the ensemble over thirty years’ experience of concert activity.

In the same year as it was formed, the ensemble became the Resident Trio of the PETROF Piano Company. The Company, known for its long tradition and quality, immediately recognised that The Petrof Trio was an ensemble whose performances were at the highest level, and was keen to support it.

Since 2011 the ensemble has been Resident Trio at the International Chamber Music Course in Zábřeh na Moravě (the Czech Republic), where the members are also instructors. The Trio’s last CD release, containing trios by Mendelssohn, Bruch and Edouard Lalo, was released on NIMBUS ALLIANCE. The CD received many good reviews including The Strad who said: The scherzo is delightfully played, light and flowing, and in the finale the players demonstrate a masterly command of scale, negotiating its emotional turbulence with a prevailing sense of delicacy. There are also a number of reviews on Amazon.co.uk and the recording scores 5 stars in all the reviews: The Petrofs have got to be one of the finest Piano Trios around today; all three players are true masters of their instruments, and provide technically faultless yet intensely imaginative, passionate interpretations. • Superb disc • Their playing is just superb! • The Petrofs perform these works in an enviable style and are rewarded by an excellent recorded sound.