CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT. Zavel Trío. Club Diario Levante

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Zavel Trío. Dejana Sekulic (violin), Guillaume Lagravière (cello) and Pablo García-Berlanga (piano). Pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ruperto Chapí and Johannes Brahms. With the collaboration of: Clemente Pianos. 3rd of May. 

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3rd of May 2010
Zavel Trío. Dejana Sekulic (violin), Guillaume Lagravière (cello) and Pablo García-Berlanga (piano). Pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ruperto Chapí and Johannes Brahms. With the collaboration of: Clemente Pianos. 3rd of May. 
 
A Serbian violinist, a French cellist and a Spanish pianist –I promise, this is not a joke– meet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels, where they study a master's degree and they decide to pool their musical knowledge and combine their interpretative capacities. The result is Zavel Trío, a chamber group which strives to encompass both well-know pieces and lesser-known ones, paying special attention to their countries of origin. The city of Valencia, where the pianist Pablo García-Berlanga (1986) was born, was one of the stops in their concert tour around Europe. Last Monday, the concert hall Club Diario Levante and its audience were pleased to welcome and listen to this promising group of young highly-qualified musicians.
 
Dejana Sekulic (Nis, 1983), Guillaume Lagravière (Paris, 1985) and García-Berlanga, who keep refining their technique, skilfully interpreted an ambitious, mesmerising programme. Despite having been composed by young souls, the three opus played by Zavel required great musical maturity and a careful aesthetic treatment. The Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor for violin, cello and piano, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) in 1892, is a truly beautiful piece with a touching expressive intensity in which piano, cello and violin, in that order, unfold a piece which fluctuates, varies and reaches high levels of virtuosity and dramatism. Zavel Trío managed to maintain the tension throughout the whole performance and not for one single moment did they release it.
 
After a short recess, they played the Piano Trio No. 1 in B major Op. 8, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), which undoubtedly was the pièce de résistance of the concert. Another work Brahms wrote in his youth, between 1853-54 (revised in 1889), is the trio in four movements that this chamber group has mastered at a technical and artistic level. Zavel Trío majestically combined their instruments as they performed the pieces and began with a vibrant Allegro con brio. Guillaume Lagravière shone in the deep, absorbing Adagio and the trio showed their interpretative power and magnificence in the final Allegro.
 
In celebration of the Chapi Year. Zavel Trío also joined the celebrations to commemorate the figure and work of one of the greatest Spanish composers of the second haft of the 19th century, Ruperto Chapí (Villena, 1851 – Madrid, 1909), to honour the centenary of his death. He is an essential part of the Spanish lyric and he also stood out in chamber music. Zavel recovered his interesting Trio in D major after requesting a copy of the manuscript kept in the records of the National Library of Spain. The audience were pleasantly surprise by the piece that was composed in 1876 and especially by the second of its two movements (which they played again as an encore) due to its freshness, peculiar articulation and its charming motivic modulation. Clearly, a great tribute to the author of “The Troublemaker”.

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Monday, May 3, 2010
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT. Zavel Trío. Club Diario Levante
03rd May 2010
3rd of May 2010
Zavel Trío. Dejana Sekulic (violin), Guillaume Lagravière (cello) and Pablo García-Berlanga (piano). Pieces by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ruperto Chapí and Johannes Brahms. With the collaboration of: Clemente Pianos. 3rd of May. 
 
A Serbian violinist, a French cellist and a Spanish pianist –I promise, this is not a joke– meet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels, where they study a master's degree and they decide to pool their musical knowledge and combine their interpretative capacities. The result is Zavel Trío, a chamber group which strives to encompass both well-know pieces and lesser-known ones, paying special attention to their countries of origin. The city of Valencia, where the pianist Pablo García-Berlanga (1986) was born, was one of the stops in their concert tour around Europe. Last Monday, the concert hall Club Diario Levante and its audience were pleased to welcome and listen to this promising group of young highly-qualified musicians.
 
Dejana Sekulic (Nis, 1983), Guillaume Lagravière (Paris, 1985) and García-Berlanga, who keep refining their technique, skilfully interpreted an ambitious, mesmerising programme. Despite having been composed by young souls, the three opus played by Zavel required great musical maturity and a careful aesthetic treatment. The Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor for violin, cello and piano, composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) in 1892, is a truly beautiful piece with a touching expressive intensity in which piano, cello and violin, in that order, unfold a piece which fluctuates, varies and reaches high levels of virtuosity and dramatism. Zavel Trío managed to maintain the tension throughout the whole performance and not for one single moment did they release it.
 
After a short recess, they played the Piano Trio No. 1 in B major Op. 8, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), which undoubtedly was the pièce de résistance of the concert. Another work Brahms wrote in his youth, between 1853-54 (revised in 1889), is the trio in four movements that this chamber group has mastered at a technical and artistic level. Zavel Trío majestically combined their instruments as they performed the pieces and began with a vibrant Allegro con brio. Guillaume Lagravière shone in the deep, absorbing Adagio and the trio showed their interpretative power and magnificence in the final Allegro.
 
In celebration of the Chapi Year. Zavel Trío also joined the celebrations to commemorate the figure and work of one of the greatest Spanish composers of the second haft of the 19th century, Ruperto Chapí (Villena, 1851 – Madrid, 1909), to honour the centenary of his death. He is an essential part of the Spanish lyric and he also stood out in chamber music. Zavel recovered his interesting Trio in D major after requesting a copy of the manuscript kept in the records of the National Library of Spain. The audience were pleasantly surprise by the piece that was composed in 1876 and especially by the second of its two movements (which they played again as an encore) due to its freshness, peculiar articulation and its charming motivic modulation. Clearly, a great tribute to the author of “The Troublemaker”.