Ensemble
North & South America
About

Named after legendary violinist Adolf Busch, this young piano trio has emerged as one of the leading ensembles among the new generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across Europe. Omri Epstein “the group’s marvellously sensitive pianist”, Mathieu van Bellen, whose “silvery gleam darted eloquently”, and Ori Epstein, with whom “you felt in the grip of a warm hug”, have all won prizes in solo international competitions. Brought together by a shared deep passion for chamber music and inspired by Mathieu’s possession of the “ex-Adolf Busch” G.B. Guadagnini violin (Turin, 1783), they have been recognized for their achievements and their playing with “incredible verve”.

Since its formation in London in 2012, the trio has developed an extensive performing schedule across Europe’s leading concert halls and festivals. The trio has received guidance from distinguished artists such as Eberhard Feltz 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: Jul-12-2017
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