Adam Summerhayes

Summerhayes Piano Trio

The Summerhayes Piano Trio began in 2000 when Catherine and I asked Joseph Spooner to join us for a centenary concert of music by Copland and Alan Bush in the Purcell Room.

"I cannot recommend it too highly" Gramophone
"should become an urgent acquisition" International Record Review

Soon afterwards, encouraged by the flattering reviews, we recorded our first disc for Meridian Records. Much of our focus since then has been on the discovery and recording of unusual – but great – repertoire, as well as performing it for those promoters around the country with an interest in something a little different.

Our recent English Romantic trios disc attracted warm praise:
"engaging and beautifully assured ... superb musical finds" The Strad

We are also revelling in the exploration and performance of the greats of the trio repertoire: Ravel, Schostakovitch, Brahms, Beethoven…..

The next recording project is underway – music by the extraordinary Soviet composer Liataschinsky.
Repertoire list (Click to view)

Trio no 4
Trio in D minor

Trio in D, Op.70 “Ghost”
Trio in B flat, Op. 97 “Archduke”
Trio in B flat, Op.11
Trio no. 1
3 Concert Studies


Trio in G minor
Trio in C major
Trio no. 4 “Dumky”

Trio no 2

Fauré: Trio in D minor

Granados: Trio op. 50

Haydn: “Gypsy Rondo” Trio

Ravel: Trio in A minor

Schubert: Trio no 1 in B flat
Schubert: Trio no 2 in E flat
Schubert: Trio in B flat “Sonantensatz”
Schubert: Trio E flat “Notturno”
Schostakovich: Trio no. 2
Smetana: Trio in G

Verne-Bredt: Phantasie Trio