London Mozart Trio
"...stupendous integrity and warmth...impeccable definition and sophistication."
The Strad April 1998

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from top: Colin Stone, piano; Charles Stewart, violin; Leonid Gorkhov, cello.

"The best since Casals, Cortot and Thibaud"
BBC Radio 3's Building a Library

The London Mozart Trio, founded in 1989, has attracted considerable critical acclaim for its many committed performances and profound musicianship and is now established as one of the most versatile and exciting young chamber ensembles to have emerged in recent years.

The London Mozart Trio's debut recital disc combining Schubert and Dvorak Trios received unanimous praise from the musical press. Schubert's Trio in B flat D898 was chosen as "the overall first choice" from all 20 currently available recordings by the BBC in their series Building a Library.

The success of this debut recording led to numerous performances at festivals and major concert halls throughout the UK, plus an invitation to the Amsterdam Mozart Festival and a flirther recording of Schubert and Dvorak Trios on Carlton's IMP Masters label.

Since then the ensemble has gone from strength to strength and is now a frequent and popular contributor to radio programmes in Britain and abroad.

Recently the London Mozart Trio returned from an extensive concert tour of Ireland where their performances were enthusiastically received by public and press alike.


Colin Stone (piano) first came to prominence in l986 with competition successes at the Royal Over-Seas League in London and the Busoni Competition in Italy. His subsequent Wigmore and Queen Elizabeth Hall debuts won him critical acclaim and led to engagements around the continent. In 1989 he made his debut on BBC Radio 3 and, following the success of his live Concert Hall broadcast in 1990, is now regularly invited to record for Radio 3.

Colin Stone Stone's Overseas tours have included recitals in Canada, with a live broadcast for CBC, and concerto performances in Italy, with the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra. His first solo CD of transcriptions by Prokofiev, was released in 1994 on the United label and has been followed by a CD for Olympia of the two piano sonatas and twenty-four preludes of Shostakovich recommended in Penguin's Good CD guide. Visit Colin Stone's web page on Classical Artists Worldwide

Charles Stewart (violin) began playing at the age of six. He was the Adrian Boult Scholar at Westminster School 1977-82. He continued studying at the Guildhall School (1982-86) with David Takeno and Hans Keller and in 1986 joined the Mistry Quartet, performing world-wide, broadcasting on national radio and television and making highly acclaimed recordings of works by Bax and Maconchy.

Charles was the leader of the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra 1984-92 with which he also appeared as concerto soloist more than thirty times, In addition to his work with the London Mozart Trio. Charles is also a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Leonid Gorokhov's (cello) first international success as a performer came in 1982 when he was awarded First Prize at the Concertino Praha lnternational Competition for young performers. Following this he won the top prize awarded at the All Russia cello competition in 1993.

After being invited to England by Lord Menuhin to teach at his School following a highly acclaimed concert with the St Petersburg Philharnionic Orchestra in 1991, Leonid Gorokhov has given numerous concerto performances with leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic the Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande the Zurich Tonhalle the Berlin and Prague Radio Orchestras the BBC Scottish Symphony, Orchestra and others.

In l995 he was awarded the European Prize for Cultural Achievement by the European Association for Encouragement of the Arts and the Foundation des Prix Européens. He has also made recordings for a number of different labels the most recent of which. a CD with pianist Alexander Melnikov, includes works by Shostakovich. Prokofiev and Stravinsky, and was released on the Supraphon label. E-mail:

"The huge sound and dynamic style of playing suited the grand gestures of the Brahms trio and a marked rhythm elan kept the work on its toes so that it never seemed overweight".
Dublin Times March 1996
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