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Iris Trio

"tremendously expressive, exciting and pointed"
Weser Kurier Bremen

Praised for their “beauty of sound and striking expression” (Bremen Weser Kurier), the Iris Trio (clarinetist Christine Carter, violist Zoë Martin-Doike, and pianist Anna Petrova) is known for their imaginative programming and powerhouse performances.

new album

Project Earth: The Blue Chapter

out on Centrediscs on 5 April 2024

  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: I. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell - Robert Schumann
  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert - Robert Schumann
  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: III. Ruhiges Tempo - Robert Schumann
  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert - Robert Schumann
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    1. merkwürdige Pirouetten des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    2. E.: der begrenzte Kreis... - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    3. ...und wieder zuckt es schmerzlich F. um die Lippen... - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    4. Felhö valék, már süt a nap... (töredék – töredék) - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    5. In der Nacht - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    6. Abschied Meister Raro entdeckt Guillaume de Machaut - György Kurtág
  • Trio in E-flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”: I. Andante - Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Trio in E-flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”: II. Menuetto - Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Trio in E-flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”: III. Rondeaux - Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Drittes Klaviertrio für Klarinette, Viola und Klavier:
    Gespräch unter Freunden - Christof Weiß
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out on Coviello Classics on 7 February 2020

Recent News and Reviews

The Clarinet reviews ‘Homage And Inspiration’

Michelle Kiec writes in The Clarinet Journal of the International Clarinet Association: “Simply, this disc by Iris Trio is immaculate in its musical and technical presentation, bringing forth depths of sound palettes for the listener’s delight.”

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Fanfare Magazine reviews ‘Homage And Inspiration’

Fanfare Magazine’s recently featured two fantastic reviews (by Colin Clarke and Huntley Dent) of the Iris Trio’s album “HOMAGE AND INSPIRATION”, calling it “…a stunning recording, having just the right amount of warmth and yet allowing for utter clarity.”

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WholeNote reviews ‘Homage And Inspiration’

Max Christie WholeNote It’s lovely to hear the Mozart presented with such fresh freedom. Pulse is allowed to ease and press forward, such that the music comes close to representing what one so often hears it is meant to depict: a conversation among friends over a game of bowling. A special nod to Petrova; this […]

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CBC: ‘Christine Carter creates community through the clarinet’

Christine was recently interviewed by Heather Barrett for CBC’s Weekend AM show First Listen. The programme featured the brand new release of “Homage and Inspiration” by the Iris Trio (Molly Carr, Anna Petrova, Christine Carter) “Carter, the clarinetist with the chamber music group, the Iris Trio, says her favourite thing about making music is the […]

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Featured on CBC Music

We are delighted to be included in CBC’s list of “10 upcoming Canadian classical albums to get excited about”. Robert Rowat writes: “Iris Trio comprises Canadian clarinetist Christine Carter (who teaches at Memorial University in St. John’s), violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova. They met while studying in New York and have been busy […]

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Christine is featured alongside her Iris Trio collaborators, Molly Carr (viola) and Anna Petrova (piano), in a documentary exploring the MozartLabor in Würzburg. Here the trio prepares the world premiere performance of “Gespräch unter Freunden” by composer Christof Weiss. The premiere took place at the Würzburg Palace on June 4 2014, during the annual Mozartfest. […]

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