Program: BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost” NOVÁK: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 27, "Trio quasi una ballata" DVOŘÁK: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, "Dumky"
Founded in 1934 by the legendary Czech pianist Josef Pálenícek, the Smetana Trio is today’s foremost Czech chamber ensemble. The trio became the first Czech ensemble to win the BBC Music Magazine Award in 2007 and its recording of works by Smetana, Suk and Novák received numerous awards from Diapason and Le Monde de la Musique. In 2017, the trio was voted to win the BBC Music Magazine Chamber Award for its recording of the complete trios by Bohuslav Martinu.