Goeyvaerts String Trio

Goeyvaerts String Trio-4The Goeyvaerts String Trio was founded in 1997 by violinist Kristien Roels, violist Kris Matthynssens and cellist Pieter Stas with the aim of performing twentieth- and twenty-first-century repertoire. The trio takes its name from the Belgian composer Karel Goeyvaerts, who played an important role in the development of new music in Europe. Besides playing existing works, the ensemble is active in commissioning new string trios.
 
The first CD by the Goeyvaerts String Trio appeared on the Pavane label, featuring works by Joseph Jongen, Eugène Ysaÿe and Louis De Meester. This CD was awarded a Joker by Crescendo magazine, while Japan’s Record Geijutsu called it a performance “full of delicacy and passion”. In its performances the trio aims for authenticity, seeking out the advice of such eminent musicians as Alexander Ivashkin, Giya Kancheli, Henk Guittart, Sofia Gubaidulina and Alexander Knaifel. Their most recent CD of string trios by Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and Alfred Schnittke, on the renowned Challenge Records label, has received the highest rating from a number of magazines, including a special recommendation in Gramophone, and was accorded a Golden Label from the Klassiek Centraal website and a nomination for best CD production of the year by the Flemish classical broadcaster (KLARA).

The trio received an Edison Award for their latest album Stabat Mater.

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Streichtrio (1999-2000) – Jörg Birkenkötter

Shifting Landscapes (1998) – Joachim Brackx

Nobody is perfect () – Luc Brewaeys

Serenade op.8 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Yi’ for stringtrio (2000-2001) – Kee-Yong Chong

Noir Gris (2007) – Jérôme Combier

Derde Strijktrio (2000) – Albert Delvaux

A Stringtrio’(1990) – Patrick De Clerck

Trio per Archi (1975) – Salomon Fuhrer

Tweedelingen (1999) – Frans Geysen

Pianokwartet met magnetofoon (1972) – Karel Goeyvaerts (+piano)

Genesis, elementi per archi (op.19, 1)(1962) – Henryk M. Gorecki

String Trio (1989) – Sofia Goubaïdoulina

Strijktrio – Christian Van Holle

Muurwerk (1985) – Walter Hus

Trio à cordes (op.135/1) – Joseph Jongen

Time…and again (1997/98) – Giya Kancheli

Rag-gidon-time (1995/1999) - Giya Kancheli

E.F. and three visiting cards of the poet (2008) – Alexander Knaifel

IN HONOUR OF ALFRED SCHNITTKE (AGSCH)(1986) – Nikolaj Korndorf

Signs, games and messages – György Kurtág

Streichtrio (1965) – Helmut Lachenmann

Trio à Cordes (1951) – Louis De Meester

Simeron (2012) – Ivan Moody

Organum ‘A-nn-A’ (2000) – Oleg Paiberdin

Halleluiah (1992/2013) – Oleg Paiberdin

Stabat Mater (1985) – Arvo Pärt (+SAT)

Study for Treatise on the Veil (2005) – Matthias Pintscher

Terzet op.44 (1961) – Herman Roelstraete

Streichtrio (1977) - Wolfgang Rihm

String Trio (1961) – Terry Riley

Wildeman (1998) – Nic Roseeuw

Pianokwartet op. post. (1972) – Norbert Rosseau (+piano)

Trio à Cordes(1958) – Giacinto Scelsi

Lamãh (Warum?)(1996,1997) – Dieter Schnebel

Trio (1985) - Alfred Schnittke

Streichtrio(1946) – Arnold Schönberg

String Trio nr.2 (1935) – Nikos Skalkottas

Avatar 7 (2001) – Raoul De Smet

Dorce IX (1999) – Peter Swinnen

SAMOKI (2004-2005) – Peter Swinnen

String Trio op.31 (1910/11) – Sergey Taneyev

Terzetto per Archi (1986) - Rudi Tas

Wasser (2004) – Annelies Van Parys

Un souffle de l’air que respirait le passé (2011) – Bart Vanhecke (+piano)

Etoiles peintes (2000) – Bart Vanhecke

Sei aforisme (2010) – Jan Van Landeghem

Trio à cordes’(1923) - Matthijs Vermeulen

Trois Légendes Mosanes(2000) – C.-A. Wauters

Streichtrio op.20 (1926-27) – Anton Webern

Streichtrio satz (op. posth.) - Anton Webern

Epigrammen (1968) – Wilfried Westerlinck

Ikhoor (1978) - Iannis Xenakis

Le Chimay” (1927) - Eugène Ysaÿe

 

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Quotes on Stabat Mater/Simeron (Arvo Pärt & Ivan Moody)

  • Awards:
    Edison Klassiek 2014
    Gramophone Editor’s Choice
    Luister 10
  • International Record Review *****
    “The performers crafted an interpretation of mesmerizing intensity”
  • 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!”
  • Luister (award: Luister 10)
    “The extreme precision and purity of this rendition is a real revelation.”
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Pizzicato ****
    “Two works about mourning Jesus Christ after crucifixion, beautifully played and sung. The atmosphere of the performances is sublime and moving.”

Quotes on String Trios (Schoenberg, Webern, Schnittke) 

  • Gramophone Recommends
  • Klara (best cd) award-nomination 2010 
  • 5stars-Luister
  • 5’stars’-Pizzicato
  • 5stars-Klassik.com

 Bangkok Post July 2010
“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.” by Ung-Aang Talay

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

Fanfare Magazine
“The writing is rich and dense, and the Goeyvaerts luminous tones suggest an orchestra of many strings.” by James H. North

The Strad, December 2010
“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.” by Tim Homfray

 


New release in February 2016:

CC72713_coverHenryk Górecki | Nikolai Korndorf
Whispers of Titans
Goeyvaerts String Trio

Henryk Górecki (1933-2010): Genesis, Elementi per tre archi (1962), op. 19 nr.1
Nikolai Korndorf (1947-2001): In Honour of Alfred Schnittke (AGSCH), string trio for violin, viola and violoncello (1986)

(Challenge Classics, 2016, 1 SACD, Catalogue no. CC 72713)

 Release date in Benelux & Germany: 12.02. 2016

 

CC72616 Pärt-Moody - coverArvo Pärt / Ivan Moody
Stabat Mater
Goeyvaerts String Trio
(Challenge Classics, 2014, 1 CD, Catalogue no. CC 72616)

 

 

 

 

 

CC72503 From the East - coverAlexander Knaifel / Sofia Gubaidulina / Oleg Paiberdin / Giya Kancheli
String Trios from The East
Goeyvaerts String Trio
(Challenge Classics, 2012, 1 CD, Catalogue no. CC 72503)

 

 

 

 

CC72375 Schönberg - coverAnton Webern / Arnold Schönberg / Alfred Schnittke
String Trios
Goeyvaerts String Trio
(Challenge Classics, 2010, 1 CD, Catalogue no. CC 72375)

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  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2015
    Kurdějov, St. John Baptiste Church (Concentus Moraviae)

    Pärt: Stabat Mater - Moody: Simeron


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Zsuzsi Tóth, sopran
    Barnabás Hegy, countertenor
    Olivier Berten, tenor

  • Wed
    17
    Jun
    2015
    Chateau, Ceremonial Hall (Concentus Moraviae)

    Paiberdin, Schnittke & Perotinus


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

     

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2015
    Sint-Josefkerk, Tereken

    Pärt: Stabat Mater 


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Zsuzsi Tóth, sopran
    Barnabás Hegy, countertenor
    Olivier Berten, tenor

  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2016
    deSingel, White Room (KLARA in deSingel)

    Paiberdin & Perotinus


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, cello

     

  • Sun
    31
    Jan
    2016
    Kapel de Rank, A. van Landeghemstraat 115

    NUAGES & NUAGES: Bryars, Pärt, de Clerck, Raskatov, Dimitri Yanov-Yanovsky


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, cello
    Contratenor: Leandro Marzeotti

     

  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2016
    Cultuurcentrum Sint-Niklaas (Passages III)

    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, cello

     

  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    Concertgebouw, Kleine Zaal

    Pärt: Stabat Mater - Moody: Simeron


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Zsuzsi Tóth, sopran
    Barnabás Hegy, countertenor
    Olivier Berten, tenor

     

     

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2016
    Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft, Sint-Amandsesteenweg 41-43

    Pärt: Stabat Mater - Moody: Simeron


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Zsuzsi Tóth, sopran
    Barnabás Hegy, countertenor
    Olivier Berten, tenor

     

     

  • Fri
    08
    Apr
    2016
    Begijnhofkerk Heilig Kruis, Begijnhof 1

    Pärt: Stabat Mater - Moody: Simeron


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Zsuzsi Tóth, sopran
    Barnabás Hegy, countertenor
    Olivier Berten, tenor

     

     

  • Thu
    16
    Feb
    2017
    Kraakhuis (De Bijloke)

    Hommage: Korndorf, Ockeghem


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Vox Luminis
    Lionel Meunier, conductor

  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017

    Hommage: Korndorf, Ockeghem


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Vox Luminis
    Lionel Meunier, conductor

  • Thu
    23
    Feb
    2017
    AMUZ

    Spiritual Lab: Hildegard von Bingen, Scelsi


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Zsuzsi Tóth, soprano

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017
    Sint Remigiuskerk

    Nuages & Nuages: Aperghis, Gubaidulina, Pärt, Raskatov a.o.


    Goeyvaerts String Trio
    Kristien Roels, violin
    Kris Matthynssens, viola
    Pieter Stas, violoncello

    Leandro Marziotte, contratenor