The London Mozart Trio, formed in 1989, has attracted considerable critical acclaim for its many committed performances and profound musicianship.

Combining Schubert and Dvorák, the Trio's debut recital disc received unanimous praise from the musical press: the BBC's Building a Library series selected the Schubert Trio in B flat D.898 as overall first choice from all twenty available recordings. Further recordings followed, as have numerous performances at festivals and major concert halls in the UK and abroad. The Trio's Wigmore Hall concert in January 2000 moved The Strad to write: 'fine pianism and some of the loveliest string playing I have heard recently … it is rare to hear such a mellow violin tone as Smietana's and Gorokhov is a cellist in a thousand.'

In 2009 Leonid Gorokhov moved to Hannover to take an important position at the Hochschule für Musik and was no longer able to continue working with the Trio.


Lionel Handel

Since his departure the Trio has worked with several cellists and is now working with the distinguished cellist Lionel Handy.

[August 22nd, 2021]