Since its establishment in 1934, the Smetana Trio has been one of the most prestigious, present-day Czech ensembles. Even though its composition has changed several times since then, it has always featured leading Czech soloists. The current members of the Smetana Trio include Jitka Čechová, Jan Talich, and Jan Páleníček. During the concert in Krumlov, this Trio will perform the piano trios of three great composers from three centuries – Joseph Hayden, Petr Iljič Čajkovskij, and Bohuslav Martinů.
Jitka Čechová – piano
Jan Talich – violin
Jan Páleníček – cello
J. Haydn: Trio G dur, Hob. XV
B. Martinu: Piano Trio No. 3 in C Major, H 332
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A Minor, op. 50, „In Memory of a Great Artist“