KINSKY TRIO PRAGUE is one of the outstanding Czech ensembles of the past twenty years, and as such has set a focus on works of both well- and lesser-known Czech and Russian composers. Hence the inclusion here of a trio by Anton Arensky, a Romantic composer in the tradition of Tchaikovsky, before an early Shostakovich work, also in romantic style, and Smetans’s passionate trio composed after the death of his four year old daughter.
The Kinsky Trio was founded in 1998. Since 2004 the Trio has had the honour of bearing the name ‘KINSKY’ by kind permission of the aristocratic Czech family from Kostelec nad Orlicí. The Trio studied at the Academy of Music in Prague under Václav Bernášek, cellist of the Kocian Quartet, has taken part in several master classes (e.g. with the Guarneri Trio and the Florestan Trio). The Kinsky’s international career has taken them all over Europe (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, England, France, Lichtenstein), the U.S., Canada, Mexico and also the Seychelles. They regularly record for Czech Radio, and their concerts have also been broadcast in Mexico and the U.S. In 2007 - 2009 the Kinsky Trio Prague organized its own series of chamber concerts at the Stone Bell House, an historic inn on the Old Town Square in their home city of Prague.
"The Kinsky Trio from Prague amaze us by their captivating colors. As the score plays out, a pictorial work takes shape, a painting made of musical “flavors” brought out by a magisterial interpretation."Opus Haute Définition e-magazine