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Rautio Trio Beethoven Cycle Recording

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Rautio Piano Trio Records Beethoven 
Jane Gordon violin  Victoria Simonsen cello  Jan Rautio piano

In 2021 the Rautio Piano Trio will begin recording the complete cycle of Beethoven piano trios, following on from the composer’s 250th anniversary in 2020. Four volumes will be released over the next four years on the Resonus Classics label. We will recreate the sound world of the period by recording on historical instruments and using a fortepiano.

This project follows the Trio’s critically acclaimed debut disc featuring Mozart piano trios recorded on a fortepiano belonging to the late Christopher Hogwood. It was hailed by the Observer as ‘an impressive achievement’ and received multiple five-star reviews. It is often be played on BBC Radio 3, including for ‘Composer of the Week’.
To read more about the Rautio Trio please visit our website: 

Beethoven Cycle Fundraising 

Recording the complete cycle of piano trios in 4 discs

Part 1: Early piano trios (discs 1 & 2)
Part 2: Middle period piano trios (disc 3 & 4)

Fundraising Summer 2021

We are currently fundraising for the first two discs of the Beethoven Cycle. The cost of making a recording includes producer, sound engineer, studio hire, piano hire and piano technician. These costs are high when compared with our personal incomes as musicians. Recording is important to us as it helps us reach a wider audience with our music available on CD and online. This also results in an increase of concert opportunities in new venues and an increase in supporters. 
Our artistic vision aims to be innovative and imaginative with our recording choices. The Beethoven trios have been widely recorded before but there are very few on historical instruments. We think this might even be the first complete cycle of Beethoven Trios  recorded with fortepiano.

How to support & rewards offered

The Rautio Trio welcome donations to support their Beethoven Cycle. We can’t meet our goal without your help and we are fundraising for the first disc now.  Any amount is gratefully received and in return to show our appreciation, we would like to offer a variety of rewards:

£100 + donation - signed copy of the CD, plus your name printed in the CD booklet (unless anonymity is preferred)

£250 + donation - the above rewards PLUS invitation to attend an open rehearsal

£500 + donation - the above rewards PLUS two VIP tickets to a Rautio Trio concert of your choice 

£1000 + donation - the above rewards PLUS  the trio will perform a private house concert for you and your guests

Donations go towards covering our recording studio costs as follows:

Producer & sound engineer: Provided by Resonus Classics
Recording studio hire over 3 days: £2400
Piano hire and technician: now generously supported 
Trio fees: £1800

Total per disc: £4200

*UPDATE New donations of £950 means our target for disc 1 has come down to £3250

CD 1 deadline: June 14th

If you would like to get in touch with us please email.

Thanks in advance for your support and we hope to see you at one of our concerts soon!


  • Andrew Saunders
    • £20 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team: Rautio Piano Trio (2)

Jane Gordon
Victoria Simonsen
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