TRIO GOYA play Classical chamber music on period instruments. Formed out of a collective fascination with the new colours and narratives
that these instruments suggest, the group concentrates its repertoire on the trios by Haydn and Mozart and the Beethoven opus 1 set. A
fortepiano by Paul McNulty after Anton Walter, Vienna 1795 is the centrepiece of this music and a later instrument can be supplied for
Beethoven from opus 70 (including the "Archduke Trio") and Schubert. Programmes can also include the three fine trios by Mozart's friend,
the English stage composer Stephen Storace, Mozart's two dramatic fortepiano quartets and solo works for each of the three instruments
by the aforementioned composers as well as their lesser known contemporaries.
Why "Trio Goya"? The working lives of all these composers were encompassed by the lifespan of Goya (1746 - 1828): his place in the
development of painting is comparable to that of Beethoven in music, and the trio repertory follows the same Enlightenment path, from Classical
elegance to Romantic expression.