"The performances are expert…There’s that same sense of give and take, of knowing when to accompany and when to lead, that good modern ensembles display. " -Barry Brenesal, Fanfare
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. Imagination, vigor, technical polish and historical insight have made the Trio’s performances appealing to audiences and critics alike. 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 ‘Grand Tour’ recordings for Cedille Records survey 17th- and 18th century chamber music of four nations (Italy, Germany, France, and England). Said Classical North Carolina, “This is the finest recorded set of historically-informed Baroque period recitals that I have ever encountered.” Wrote Gramophone of An Italian Sojourn, “There isn’t a piece that doesn’t impress.” Praised Strings magazine of A German Bouquet, “The music is lovely, and the playing exceptional.” For A French Soirée, The Strad found the Trio had “ravishing form…Magic moments abound.” Of An English Fancy, Listen magazine said there are, “eighty minutes of labyrinthine delights here in which to lose yourself.” In 2015 Cedille Records released the Trio’s complete recording of Francesco Maria Veracini’s monumental Opus 2, ‘Sonate Accademiche’.