The miraculous talents of the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio are well-known to EEC audiences. Their 2017 program comprises the three trios by the arch-romantic, Robert Schumann.
Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when the members of the trio– Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa – played together for the first time, they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom.
Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute.
The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. In addition, they seek to perform works from the trove of composers with whom Horszowski had personal contact, such as Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Martinu, Villa-Lobos, and Granados.
“Their playing is impeccable. Their artistry is already at a level that most chamber ensembles strive for but seldom attain…They will make an indelible mark on chamber music for decades.” –Las Vegas Review-Journal
This concert will also feature a post-performance showing of the art of John Barney, an artist and poet who lives in Albuquerque, NM., who will sketch the trio as they play. His current body of art work has grown out of his drawings inspired by the Chatter chamber music and poetry series in Albuquerque, combining images and text to render the magic and energy of a person, place or performance.