"These mysterious works are uncannily beautiful, and this rendition is absolutely breathtaking."
Max Christie wrote: "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 […]"
- THE WHOLE NOTE
“…an enthralling performance. The interpretation and level of execution are exceptional.”
“Iris Trio’s ability to blend superior technique with sensitive musicality comes to the forefront, as flawless intonation, resonant tone, and perfect balance brings these works to life. Iris trio presents a compilation that beckons listeners to stay for a while and ask for more.”
"Talented soloists in their own right, the interplay and musical collaboration of Iris Trio shine brightly.”
“Simply, this disk by Iris Trio is immaculate in its musical and technical presentation, bringing forth depths of sound palettes for the listener’s delight.”
- THE CLARINET (INTERNATIONAL)
"10 Upcoming Canadian classical albums to get excited about"
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 […]
- CANADIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY
The Iris Trio features clarinetist and Schulich alumna Christine Carter (MMus ‘07), violist Molly Carr, and pianist Anna Petrova. This ensemble’s debut album features performances of repertoire with unique connections: Schumann’s classic Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) was inspired by Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, Kurtág’s Hommage a R. Sch. was inspired by Schumann’s Fairy Tales, and Weiß’ Conversation Among Friends is a companion piece to Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio. Order the album now and watch the powerhouse trio perform the second movement of Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio [...]
- THE SCHULICH RELEASE RADAR, MCGILL UNIVERSITY
"admirable sound balance ... delicacy and profound knowledge"
Spanish magazine RITMO's Gonzalo Pérez Chamorro reviews "Homage and Inspiration" as a Four Stars Special Release Album in their May - June issue. [...]
- RITMO MAGAZINE, "SPECIAL RELEASE ALBUM"
"Five Stars. A real stand-out release; the spirit of chamber music is writ large"
The spirit of chamber music is writ large in the Iris Trio’s performance of Schumann’s beautiful and brilliant Märchenerzählunen, perhaps most so in the stunning crepuscular stillness of the third movement. This wonderful performance is contained within a stunning recording, having just the right amount of warmth and yet allowing for utter clarity. The players seem completely at one with Schumann’s expressive world. [...]
- FANFARE MAGAZINE
“…A delightful offering in every way"
…performed with an articulate zeal that is as joyful in its expression as it is exacting in its execution. These are extraordinarily, mutually attuned practitioners that deserve our acclaim. They take on the classic and the present-day with equal poise and authentic fluency.