Skip to content

press kit

PICTURES

click on images to download – please mention credits

Goeyvaertrs Trio / Challenge Classics / November 2011

StabatSimeronHans-Morren-768x691

Goeyvaertrs Trio / Challenge Classics / November 2011

 

 

 

PRESS REVIEWS

Stabat Mater, Arvo Pärt | Simeron, Ivan Moody – reviews

String Trios from the East – reviews

Schoenberg, Webern, Schnittke – reviews

 

AWARDS

Edison Klassiek – Chamber Music 2014

Radio Klara – Ensemble of the Year 2015

Cultuurprijs 2015 – Stad Sint-Niklaas

Fuga Trofee (2003) – SABAM

 

09 – 2014 -International Record Review *****
The performers crafted an interpretation of mesmerizing intensity.

 

08 – 2014 – Audiophile Audition *****
This is a wonderful performance and recording. Listeners who connect with the somberness and spirituality of Pärt will feel right at home. Highly recommended!

 

08 – 2014 – Quadrevisie.nl
Concerning the Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt, this version claims the title…

 

07-2014 – Luister (award: Luister 10)
The extreme precision and purity of this rendition is a real revelation.

 

31-07-2014 – Choir & Organ *****
“The excellent Goeyvaerts String Trio – using just intonation – give the performance an ethe-real quality, which combines with the wonderful clarity and blend of the three singers for a simply stunning performance.”

 

22-07-2014 – Gramophone (Award: Gramophone Editor’s Choice)
The absolute control and pinpoint perfection required by pieces such as these is masterfully achieved: the result is incredibly, movingly, beautiful.”

 

20-06-2014 – Pizzicato ****
“Two works about mourning Jesus Christ after crucifixion, beautifully played and sung. The atmosphere of the performances is sublime and moving.”

 

09-06-2014 – Music Emotion
“The result is that the Stabat sounds very serene and extremely pleasant.”

 

07-05-2014 – Musicalifeiten
The spiritual intensity of the music is powerful. Also notable is how carefully and in detail the whole album sounds.”

 

30-04-2014 – Platomania
The three singers, as well as the string trio, delivers a flawless performance in consonance and soloist in this highly exposed work. The first high-risk but pure splash commitment sung by soprano should be also stated”

 

11-04-2014 – The Idenpendent

 

“It’s the contrast between the high voices’ purity and the subtle dissonances of the strings which deepens the sense of suffering redeemed by faith.”

Quotes on String Trios (Schoenberg, Webern, Schnittke) CHALLENGE, CC72375

 

Gramophone Recommends
Klara (best cd) award-nomination 2010 Klassiek Centraal Golden Label 5stars-Luister
5stars-Ensemble
5’stars’-Pizzicato
5stars-Klassik.com
5stars-Neue Musik Zeitschrift

 

Deze mensen zijn honderd procent thuis in deze moderne muziek, en uit elke noot blijkt die toewijding en die overgave aan deze ‘moeilijke’ componisten, Kwadratuur juni 2010 (Hildegart Maertens)

Dit is een aanwinst van jewelste, Opusklassiek juni 2010 (Aart van der Wal)

This one of the two last instrumental works that Schoenberg produced, and one of the most demanding on both performers …. but this new one finds moods and colours in the score that I had never heard before Bangkok Post juli 2010 (Ung-Aang Talay)

Waar de noten soms neigen naar onspeelbaar ingewikkeld is het spel als vanzelfsprekend, gloedvol, bewogen en doorleefd, nooit klinisch. HIFI.nl september 2010 (Jan Luijsterburg)

Faszinierend spielt das belgische Goeyvaerts String Trio mit den thematischen Bausteinen, den Klangeinbrüchen, fahlen Choraleinschüben, den manchmal unheimlichen Trillerepisoden oder Sul-Ponticelli- Klängen. Ensemble nr.4/2010 (Ernst Hoffmann)

Semplicemente da incorniciare l’interpretazione da parte del trio fiammingo (composto da Kristien Roels al violino, Kris Matthynssens alla viola e Pieter Stas al violoncello), capaci di eseguire queste impervie partiture a memoria, la cui esecuzione unisce la rigorosità degli intenti stilistici con un soffuso lirismo, evidenziando proprio quell’acquisita maturità, punto di arrivo dell’atto

creativo. Linea september 2010 (Andrea Bedetti)

“Schnittkes Werk wirkt zwiespältig, Keinesfalls aber die interpretatorischen Fähigkeiten und absichten des Ensembles.”
Giselher Schubert, Fonoforum oktober 2010

“The writing is rich and dense, and the Goeyvaerts luminous tones suggest an orchestra of many strings.”

James H. North, Fanfare Magazine

Houdt dit trio in de gaten!… Het brengt modernisme als romantiek zonder afbreuk te doen aan de expressieve kracht van de vernieuwing en het laat horen dat de emotionaliteit van de romantiek geen intiem idioom is van meer dan honderd jaar oud, maar van alle tijden. Het maakt duidelijk waarom weinig het expressionisme beminnen en velen het haten: dit is de muziek over de diepste destructieve drijfveren, ook van onszelf, maar gegoten in een kunst van een niveau waaraan maar weinigen kunnen tippen. Luister, Herfst 2010, Emanuel Overbeeke

The energy that this approach generates is addictive, and from the listener’s perspective a welcome counterweight to the anti-Romantic austerity that otherwise characterises the performance. …
The sheer precision of the playing is palpable, the concentration on detail impressively conveying the composer’s conviction that every note matters. MW-international, october 2010, Gavin Dixon

A special disc bringing together some of the finest string trios of the 20th century Gramophone, october 2010, Arnold Withal

 

“Eine Wirklich bemerkenswerte platte, die man jeden liebhaber der Gattung empfehlen kann.”

Remy Franck, Pizzicato, October 2010

Schnittke und das Goevyaerts String Trio nehmen den Hörer auf Wanderungen mit, die durch ein imaginäres Wien führen, Sackgassen und Irrwege inbegriffen. Zwischen nostalgischen Erinnerungen und Inseln des Schönes lauern aber stets Abgründe; wild auffahrende Gesten wirken als Einbrüche van Gewalt ins trauernd erinnerte Idyll. Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, nr. 6/2010, Gerhard Dietel

But the players cover themselves in glory, with performances that glitter with the perfection of a cut diamond,The playing is packed full of detail, each note, each phrase, honed and polished…. they demonstrate truly forensic care. The Strad, december 2010, Tim Homfray

Hun zin voor detail is verbluffend Klassiek Centraal, februari 2011, Guido Defever.