In over twenty years together, the Gould Trio has firmly established an enviable reputation for musical integrity and imagination, which has continued to evolve since their early success in winning the Charles Hennen (Holland), Vittorio Gui (Italy) and Melbourne international chamber-music competitions.
A constantly developing career reflects their musical energy, with regular tours to the U.S.A. and Europe; recent appearances including the Bath Mozart Fest, Hay-on-Wye (BBC Radio 3), and the RNCM and Lofoten (Norway) International Chamber Music Festivals. They enjoy planning and sharing their own chamber music festival in Corbridge, Northumberland (with clarinettist Robert Plane), their interaction between invited artists and a very loyal audience being a recipe for renewal and inspiration.
'The Goulds' are the first ensemble to record the complete cycle of Brahms' piano trios, including his two surviving early essays in the genre and the famous clarinet and horn trios (Robert Plane and David Pyatt respectively). An endeavour close to their hearts in recent years has been to reinstate the late British Romantics in the catalogue with Stanford, Bax, Ireland appearing on Naxos and Cyril Scott on Chandos. Their homage to Messiaen Quatour pour la fin du temps (Chandos) - in his centenary year - was described by BBC Music Magazine as "the best modern account" of the work.
As well as the trios' performances, they feel passionate about passing on their craft to younger aspiring musicians, working closely with students at both the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.