Ahead of their new release on BIS Records on 2 July 2021, the Sitkovetsky Trio plays Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor in this music video by Pavel Hudec.

The trio’s violinist, Alexander Sitkovetsky, says: ‘The film shows some of the events surrounding the creation of the Ravel Piano Trio in A minor, the different influences that Ravel was inspired by, his Basque roots and the rush to finish the piece as World War I drew nearer. Animator Pavel Hudec placed Ravel into an absolutely gorgeous Paris: the light, almost impressionist design of the city contrasts so well with the rich and deep colours of his home Basque region of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Various characters appear throughout the film, including of course the cheeky addition of our Trio at Theater Chatelet. We are so excited to share it with everyone.’

Click here to read our Session Report on the Sitkovetsky Trio’s upcoming Ravel recording, published in our June 2021 issue.

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