Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before embarking upon a successful composing career. The composer wrote for a variety of instrumentations and his works remain popular to this day, Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp being no exception.
Composed in 1944, Trio is suitable to advanced level violinists, cellists and harpists. Ibert was a unique composer who did not associate himself with any particular style. His music is generally lighthearted, often reflecting the composer's wit and humour. Containing a variety of musical aspects and techniques, and significantly composed for an unusual arrangement of Violin and Cello with Harp accompaniment, Ibert's Trio is an exciting addition to the advanced level Violin, Cello and Harp ensemble repertoire.