The ATOS Trio follows their critically-acclaimed releases “the french album” and “the Russian album” with “the Czech album,” which features music by Dvorak and Smetana. Both of the trios featured were inspired by the profound pain that results from losing a loved one. “[Dvorak’s op. 65] is one of the most beautiful piano trios there is. It is so intense and touching: one moment profoundly melancholic, then full of effervescent joy…Smetana’s op. 15 is moving in a very different way. The unusual beginning of the trio, with its grief-stricken violin solo, grips listeners and performers from the very first note.” (Annette von Hehn) Founded in 2003, the ATOS Trio has becom one of the few German chamber ensembles to make its way into worldwide major concerts. They are known for their warm, homogeneous sound and their variety of approaches depending on the music being played.