Trio Goya
Maggie Cole - Fortepiano

Kati Debretzeni - Violin

Sebastian Comberti - Cello

Trio Goya

TRIO GOYA play Classical chamber music on period instruments. Formed out of a collective fascination with the new colours and narratives that these instruments suggest, the group concentrates its repertoire on the trios by Haydn and Mozart and the Beethoven opus 1 set. A fortepiano by Paul McNulty after Anton Walter, Vienna 1795 is the centrepiece of this music with the possibility of a later instrument being supplied for Beethoven from opus 70 (including the "Archduke Trio") and Schubert. Programmes can also include the three fine trios by Mozart's friend, the English stage composer Stephen Storace, Mozart's two dramatic fortepiano quartets and solo works for each of the three instruments by the aforementioned composers as well as their lesser known contemporaries.

Released initially as a download, their recording of Haydn trios,"The Heart of Invention" was released on Chandos Records in June 2010. A preview of this can be heard on the "taste of Haydn" page or by linking to

Trio Goya are pleased to announce that their recording of the three Beethoven opus 1 trios (recorded at Snape Maltings in November 2017) will be released on Chandos Records in July 2018.

Trio Goya's London appearances include a sell-out Wigmore concert and a rapturously received Kings Place concert in which they were joined by viola player James Boyd in piano quartets by Mozart and Beethoven.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Warby as agent and manager. See Contacts page for further information.

Why "Trio Goya"? The working lives of all these composers were encompassed by the lifespan of Goya (1746 - 1828): his place in the development of painting is comparable to that of Beethoven in music, and the trio repertory follows the same Enlightenment path, from Classical elegance to Romantic expression.


Trio Goya is thrilled to announce the recent release of their new recording of Beethoven's opus 1 trios. Available on Amazon and from many other source, here is a link to all the various ways to acquire the music.

In this new Chaconne release, Trio Goya offers unique accounts of Beethovens early piano trios, revealing on period instruments and in the magical acoustic of the Britten-Pears Auditorium at Aldeburghs Snape Maltings the extraordinary range of colours and narratives that these pieces suggest. Beethovens Opus 1 features amongst Trio Goyas central repertoire, played regularly in the UKs most prestigious venues and beyond. After a recent Wigmore Hall concert, Early Music Today wrote that Trio Goya sent us home spinning on the delights and laughter of early Beethoven. His piano trio opus 1 No. 1 frothed and bubbled down the finale's theme, the musicians swept along by their own hell for- leather, immaculately kept tempo. These pieces mark a kind of beginning in Beethovens career. They were indeed planned and executed, over a period of two years, with unprecedented care and skill; they mark the start of a new creative period for the young genius, which is distinct from the younger Bonn years and is fully deserving of the label first maturity conferred by the musicologist Lewis Lockwood.