Critique of ResMusica at the 73rd Besançon festival
"Splendid performance of Shostakovich's dark Trio No. 2, whose twists are spectacularly rendered, the pizzicati slamming with full scale. Technique and listening alike shine in the spider-like light of Mendelssohnian interlacing. The chamber concert of the Metral Trio is the most symphonic of the festival. "
September 24, 2020
By Jean-Luc Clairet
Générations France Musique
Dimitri Chostakovitch : Trio pour piano et cordes n° 2 en mi mineur op. 67 (Trio Metral)
Resmusica article at the festival "L'ETE MOZAN"
Superb article on ResMusica written by Benedict Hévry
"a Trio in Eb flat Op 100 of Schubert of beauty"
"an intelligent reading and very finely articulated"
"a cantabile string as warm as charming, the great freedom of inflections and listening qualities of a chamber-born pianist."
July 31, 2019
ResMusica Mendelssohn record review
"(...)An interpretation that marks by its persuasive force. (...) We are enveloped by this passionate, fusional, overwhelming conversation in many ways. Mendelssohn is served by an interpretation where one feels the tradition of the masters of the trio(...)"
By Hervé Mestron about the Mendelssohn record published by APARTÉ
May 1 2019
5 stars CLASSICA for the Mendelssohn record !
The Metral Trio and the pianist Michel Dalberto are the guests of the Classic Club on France Musique.
Michel Dalberto and the Metral Trio at Hotel Bedford for an interview with Lionel Esparza on France Musique. A great opportunity for these musicians to discuss their news and upcoming concerts.
April 8, 2019
5 Diapason for the Mendelssohn record!
"(...) their version seduced by its clarity, its contrasts, its channeled energy, in short, its character. (...) First prize of the Haydn contest, in Vienna, in 2017, the Metral trio makes a brilliant entry in the discography (...) "
By Jérôme Bastianelli, about the Mendelssohn record published by APARTÉ
March 27, 2019
The Violin Channel publishes an article on Mendelssohn's Trio record
”We have always loved Mendelssohn’s trios … and always felt that he made every effort with these works to ensure the instruments sing at their absolute best …” violinist Joseph Metral has told The Violin Channel.
“We hope that listeners will enjoy the passion and vital momentum of these special works and receive the feeling of freedom we aim to achieve,” he has said.
April 3, 2019
The Classical Review
"...The performances are remarkably fresh and vibrant. The same qualities revealing some incredible talent from all parties..."
"...in the difficult final movement of the second trio, the results are nothing but fabulous..."
"This trio is one to watch."
March 6, 2019
Mendelssohn's Trio record review
"The two beautiful Trios, where Mendelssohn expresses the ardor of his eternal youth under his feathered penmanship, are executed with freshness and ... the passion of our performers. Focus on the future, vital momentum, virtuosity well framed ... they qualities are numerous. There is a lot of energy in this recording, and with this record we get the energy of hope and the spirit of sharing."
March 2, 2019
Concert at the Museum of the Army of Invalides broadcast by Radio Classique
Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 and Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn. Replay here.
With the support of the CIC.
Concert broadcast by Radio Classique on 24/10/2018 at 20h.
October 16, 2018
Interview by Classicagenda
"THE PAIN OF THE SECOND TRIO OF FELIX MENDELSSOHN, INTERVIEW WITH JUSTINE AND JOSEPH METRAL"
By Frédéric Hutman
October 10, 2018
Concert au festival des Nuits Romantiques
"The Trio Metral, composed of three brothers and sister, places at the beginning of the program the dark Andante of Grieg, the only remaining movement of a trio never completed, before a score of the young Sibelius, and the magnificent second Mendelssohn Trio, a pure masterpiece carried away with exaltation by a trio clearly destined to become one of the great ensembles formed."
Article by Jean-Claude Hulot
October 5, 2018
Concert "Les Musicales de l’Orangerie"
Article by Dauphiné Libéré on the success of the concert of the "Musicales de l'Orangerie" in Châteauneuf-De-Gadagne.
"Fougue et sensibilité voila ce qui vient à l'esprit... leurs qualités instrumentales, de la passion de leur engagement, et de l'intelligence dont ils ont fait preuve... Une cohésion musicale et une homogénéité qui ont entousiasmé les auditeurs présents et forcé leur admiration."
March 14, 2018
Publication in the Dauphiné Libéré
The Dauphiné Libéré publishes 2 articles on the Metral Trio on the occasion of the concert on December 5 in the auditorium of the Cité des Arts in Chambéry.
"A connection and sensitivity shaped through years of stage, travel and meeting experiences".
December 5, 2017
Le Trio Metral is laureate of the Banque Populaire Fondation.
6 juin 2017
Review on the Roque d'Anthéron International Festival
"Le 2 mars, le trio français a remporté le premier prix du concours Joseph-Haydn de Vienne. Agés de 21 à 26 ans, Victor (piano), Joseph (violon) et Justine Metral (violoncelle) jouent ensemble depuis l’enfance… et ne sont pas près de s’arrêter."
Interview by Suzanne Gervais
May 11, 2017
WINNER OF THE JOSEPH HAYDN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2017 IN VIENNA!
The Trio Metral integrated the Proquartet Residency Artist in February 2017, joining Quartet Arod and Van Kujik actualy in residence.
March 10, 2017
The Trio Metral integrated the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel Residency Artist in March 2017, joining Trio Zadig and Trio Medici actualy in residence.
March 7, 2017
Concert at "La Maison de la radio"
Trio Metral in the news of Wiemar for the internationnal competition Joseph Joachim.
May 18, 2016
Justine Metral interview on Diapason
Interview by Benoît Fauchet.