Notes and Editorial Reviews
The players of the Ahn Trio may dress like a girl band, but they play with the well-manicured precision of A-grade conservatory-trained classical musicians. It isn’t all technique, either: they can be expressive too – as their recent recordings of the Ravel and Shostakovich piano trios have shown. They sound absolutely at home in Michael Nyman’s ‘The Heart Asks Pleasure First’ (from his chart-storming score for Jane Campion’s The Piano) and Kenji Bunch’s sweetly moody Slow Dance. Astor Piazzolla’s two Latin dance-based pieces, Oblivion and Primavera porteña, come across as slick and stylish – if a little sanitised. It’s hard to imagine a more dedicated performance of Leonard Bernstein’s early Piano Trio – the Ahn makes sure we’re aware of every flicker of youthful promise.
-- BBC Music Magazine