French [A-pash] noun
1) ruffian or hooligan
2) the name adopted by a group of ‘artistic outcasts’, including Ravel and Stravinsky, in the early 1900s
Trio Apaches, comprising three of the UK’s most respected soloists, was officially formed in 2012 as the consequence of a shared desire to focus on innovative projects and challenging cross-genre collaborations, as well as to present masterworks of the trio repertoire in unfamiliar contexts.
Trio Apaches have recently recorded their first album, to be released on Orchid Classics in Autumn 2014. Very much representative of the group’s intention to create projects outside the traditional realm of the piano trio, the disc features a newly commissioned transcription of Debussy’s La Mer by Sally Beamish alongside one of Beamish’s original works; her powerful setting of the Anglo Saxon poem The Seafarer, in which the Trio are joined by Sir Willard White in the role of narrator.
Built on a foundation of great friendship between three colleagues who have collaborated in various forms over many years, Trio Apaches have quickly been embraced on the international concert scene and are unanimously praised for the infectious joy and virtuosity of their performances and the innovative nature of their programmes. They have made numerous appearances on BBC Radio 3, most recently in a live BBC lunchtime concert from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in a recital juxtaposing Copland with Tchaikovsky.