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Da Vinci Trio

Da Vinci Trio

..neat balance of free-flowing melody and emotional warmth. ..the blend of the ensemble stood out, though not so much as to mask the personable flair of each fine musician. No battling for prominence, nor any showy arrogance or bravado, just an exemplary display of teamwork and empathetic musicianship that tinged each of their performances with compelling affection

Kenneth Walton, Scotsman

...spell-bound by the artistry... electrified the audience from the opening bars .... almost uncanny bond precise and charged with feeling. ...sheer beauty ... marvelling at the virtuosity...measured, thoughtful phrases wove an intricate pattern...bell-like quality...we heard something very special and it will stay long in the minds of all those present.

Isle of Arran Music Society

Trio - Piano Trio


  • Anthony Moffat - violin
  • Robert Irvine - cello
  • Mario Montore - piano


Full list of repertoire available on application (includes Mozart trio in G major, Brahms trio in B or C major, Schubert trio in Bflat, Beethoven "Ghost" trio).

Suggested programmes:

1. Schostakovich piano trio no 1

Debussy piano trio in G major

Beethoven piano trio op 97 'Archduke'

2. Haydn Trio no 39, Gypsy Rondo

Sally Beamish Piobaireachd trio

Arvo Pärt Mozart Adagio

Ravel piano trio

3. Schostakovitch piano trio no 1

Beethoven trio op 1 no 1

Arvo Pärt Mozart Adagio

Mendelssohn trio in D minor op 49


The Da Vinci Piano Trio is well known for their relaxed, witty and informative introductions and for their expressive playing.

In addition to the established repertoire, the trio attracts many new commissions, including works by Beamish, Hellawell and by Weisenberg (performed at the Edinburgh International Festival). Other performances of note include festivals such as Glasgow, Dartington, Sound Festival (Aberdeen), and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

Anthony Moffat, violin, was founder member of both the Duke String Quartet and the Borante Piano Trio. He has led many internationally acclaimed orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Concert and Hallé Orchestras, as well as the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. He has been leader of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera since 2001.

Cellist Robert Irvine has been principal cello with many internationally acclaimed orchestras, including the Britten Pears Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera. He was a founder member of the Brindisi Quartet with which he toured and broadcast extensively. He is artistic director of Red Note Ensemble, Scotland's contemporary ensemble. He has recorded numberous CDs, including the complete cello works of Sally Beamish for BIS, Cello works of Giles Swayne and Rachmaninov/Schostakovich Sonatas for Delphian, to high critical acclaim, including being chosen as CD of the month in Gramophone magazine.

Pianist Mario Montore was born in Cosenza, Italy in 1985. As a soloist, he has won over forty national and international competitions. He has taken part in more than three hundred concerts as a soloist, with orchestra and in chamber ensembles in Italy and abroad (Switzerland, Spain, Holland, Romania, Japan, etc). He recently held a Master Class in Chamber Music at the Musical Academy of Kurayoshi (Japan). He has worked with many musicians such as Angelo Persichilli, Andrea Oliva, Boris Belkin, Wolfgang Marschner, Rocco Filippini, Lion Shanbadal, Antonio Pappano, etc. He is the Artistic Director of the “Goffredo Petrassi” Association. He is delighted to be continuing his association with Tony and Robert in the Da Vinci Trio.