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“A piano trio bursting with far more than promise.” -- TIMES (London)

Omri Epstein, piano
Mathieu van Bellen, violin
Ori Epstein, cello

Named after the legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young London-based ensemble has emerged as one of the leading piano trios among the new generation. Winners of the 2012 Royal Overseas League Competition, the trio has garnered several prizes at international competitions including the Salieri-Zinetti Competition and the Pinerolo Competition in Italy and the International Schumann Chamber Music Award in Frankfurt. Pianist Omri Epstein, violinist Mathieu van Bellen, and cellist Ori Epstein have all won prizes in solo international competitions. The trio has received guidance from distinguished artists such as Gary Hoffman and Andras Schiff and are currently mentored by members of the Artemis Quartet at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels, where they are trio in residence.


Posted: Nov-13-2017
Latest Recording

Featuring Dvorak's Piano Trio no. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65 and Piano Trio no. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 'Dumky'

Posted: Jul-11-2017
Latest Acclaim

The Busch Ensemble is a piano trio bursting with far more than promise. [...] All players are within their twenties [...] but the group already plays as though musically joined at the hip - something to be expected with Epstein and his older brother Omri, the group’ marvellously sensitive pianist. Even during the modest curtain raiser, Schubert’s Sonatensatz of 1812, I quickly lost count of his nimble and subtle variations in touch, though the range only grew wider with the extra firepower summoned for Tchaikovsky’s epic Piano Trio or Beethoven’s D major trio, the ‘Ghost’. [...] Beyond the playsers’ individual gifts, what impressed most was the group’s effortless musicianship and unity of thoughtand attack. The threesome even seemed to be breahting in synch.

— The Times
Posted: Jan-5-2015
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Posted: Jul-11-2017