The choice of the name, Voces Intimae, expresses the group’s aim to enhance the more subtle aspects of the piano trio repertoire by favouring the more subtle undertones, the more understated, and the poignant melancholy of the 19th century.


Voces Intimae



“..The interplay between the players is a delight… the performance is magnetic..” Gramophone – Edward Greenfield

Riccardo Cecchetti – piano

Luigi de Filippi – violin

Sandro Meo – violoncello

Piano Trio Voces Intimae has appeared in such halls as Wigmore Hall and St. John’s Smith Square in London, Library of Congress of Washington D.C., Frick Collection of New York, Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, Oberlin College of Oberlin (Ohio), Oude Muziek Festival in The Netherlands, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, deSingel in Antwerp, Festival Classique in The Hague, Festival Europalia-Italia in Belgium, Festival dei due Mondi of Spoleto, Amici della Musica of Florence, Unione Musicale of Turin, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti of Rome, Bologna Festival, Amici della Musica of Perugia.

They have given concerts for the Presidents of the Italian Republic G. Napolitano and C.A. Ciampi, at the Quirinale residence in Rome and have appeared at BBC-Radio3 e RAI-Radio3. For special events Voces Intimae appears as a larger ensemble, as for the collaboration with the Rome Opera House in the creation of new ballet productions.

Voces Intimae records for Challenge Classics. The first release was the premiere worldwide recording on period instruments of Robert Schumann’s piano trios op. 63 & 110. It was awarded as “Period Instrument Choice” by BBC-Radio3 and “CD of the Month” by Suonare News. After that the Trio recorded a very successful CD dedicated to the piano trios of L.T. Gouvy, a quite unknown but precious French romantic composer. Future projects include the second and last volume (on modern instruments) of Robert & Clara Schumann’s piano trios and an important project focussed on Brahms’ piano trios and quartets. Voces Intimae also recorded the complete edition of piano trios by J.N. Hummel on Warner Classics, again on period instruments. This was awarded “Critics CD of the Year 2006” and “CD of the Week” by BBC Radio3’s CD Review, “Choice of the Month” by BBC Music Magazine and “Cdécisif” by the Radio Suisse Romande. Voces Intimae have also recorded trios by Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, as well as a selection of rare repertoire of 19th century Fantasias based on the operas of Vincenzo Bellini, all on period instruments.

The aim of the trio is to restore the music to the purity of its original form, and to realise the true intentions of the composer in their production of tone and phrasing. They hope to bring the authentic historical context back to life in their music performances. The name Voces Intimae was chosen to convey the trio’s sensitivity to the subtleties of the repertoire, preferring, for instance, to highlight the delicate suggestion of a horse’s trotting gait in the rhythm of a passage of music, rather than thoughtlessly articulating it in a manner recalling the sound of a round of artillery. In this way, the group allows the subtle complexities, the delicate and ever-shifting shades of colour, and the streaks of melancholy running through the music to shine through, all aspects which were often neglected during the 20th century.

Press quotations on the Trio include: “…. The best piano trio in the world….” Knack Focus – Rudy Tambuyser; “…quality performance…” Il Venerdì de La Repubblica – Enzo Siciliano; “…a performance of inspired clarity and subtle expression, characterized by a transparent interpretation and flawless intonation…” The Strad; “…Their readings, tasty and sophisticated, have an exquisite and friendly spirit, that easily affects the listener…” Suonare – A. Foletto; “…the colours and distinctive voices of Voces Intimae are a revelation” BBC Music Magazine – George Pratt; “….Voces Intimae restores to this music all its poetry and transparency…” Le Monde de la Musique – Vincent Casanova; “…Three excellent interpreters…” 5 stars Amadeus – Massimo Rolando Zegna.


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