Report concert “The three horn trios” on May 22, 2022

Location: the historic Lodewijkskerk in Oisterwijk

Organisation: Sporck Foundation

Sponsors: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Tivolifonds

Performers: the trio Reynaerde, consisting of Mees Vos, horn; Laurens de man, piano and Emma Royackers, violin



György Ligeti – Trio for piano, horn and violin, (1982)

Jo Sporck - Trio for piano, horn and violin opus 134 (2020)


Johannes Brahms - Trio for piano, horn and violin in E flat op 40 (1865)


Audience: approximately 50 people. Also, image and sound recordings have been made by the local television channel LOVO, so that a large number of inhabitants of Central Brabant will soon be able to become acquainted with this music!

It was a great and also a special concert: in the world music literature only two great trios for this unusual line-up are known, namely by Ligeti and Brahms. The work of Jo Sporck (world premiere) is a beautiful addition to these two works. Moreover, it is the first time in history that these three trios have been performed in one concert.

The music was fabulous! The trio Reynaerde’s performance was overwhelming. Ligeti’s trio was executed perfectly. Jo Sporck's work was beautiful, balanced and extraordinarily captivating and exciting, and, also, superbly and played with verve. One of Jo Sporck's best pieces! Brahms' trio was also played very well, several attendees commented that they had never heard it so perfectly and with such enthusiasm, truly phenomenal! And that applies to all three musicians, very high level! We have done a golden job with this trio!

In short, it was a very successful evening with an enthusiastic trio and an equally enthusiastic audience, many of whom stayed for a chat while enjoying a drink...