Trio Settecento


Formed in 1996 to record the complete violin sonatas of George Frideric Handel, the performing ensemble of Rachel Barton Pine, John Mark Rozendaal, and David Schrader took the name Trio Settecento the next year. Critical acclaim for that disc led to period-instrument recitals throughout the U.S., including their New York debut at the Frick Collection in 2006 and their debut at the Boston Early Music Festival in 2007. Performing on antique instruments of rare beauty and expressive power, these three virtuosi breathe life into musical masterpieces that capture the dramatic intensity of the Italians, the poetic gestures of the French school, and the profound humanism of J.S. Bach. Trio Settecento's passionate and authoritative interpretations renew the pleasures of hearing beloved music from the Age of Enlightenment while also revealing the delights of new discoveries. Their imagination, vigor, technical polish, and historical insight have made the Trio's performances appealing to audiences and critics alike.

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