The charismatic piano trio from Boston plays its final concerts this summer. Hear them performing some of their favorite repertoire, and wish them well in their future endeavors!
Program: Mozart trio in G, K. 496; Donald Martino, Piano Trio; Mendelssohn, Trio in C minor, Op. 66.
Trio Cleonice, the dynamic Boston-based piano trio, is one of the most creative, communicative, and exhilarating ensembles in the United States today, delighting audiences with its innovative programming and the sheer joy of its music-making. The Trio, which held a productive tenure as Graduate Piano Trio-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory of Music, took second prize at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China.
Trio Cleonice – violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps – enjoys a demanding and multi-faceted career that spans a busy concert schedule, frequent artist residencies and outreach, a considerable emphasis on contemporary music, and a new venture into presenting a series of its own. Highlights of Trio Cleonice’s recent seasons include the group’s European debut tour, spanning three countries and featuring a concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; annual recitals in Jordan Hall in Boston; the group’s Kennedy Center debut; a recording collaboration with composer Rodney Lister; residencies at Avaloch Farm Music Institute (a new artist retreat center in Boscawen, New Hampshire); the Jordan Hall premiere of a new work that the Trio commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Richard Wernick; beginning a new concert series – Trio Cleonice and Friends – in Brookline, Massachusetts; an artist residency at Yellow Barn – entitled “The Russian Soul – The Russian Voice” – during which the Trio intensively studied piano trios of Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich alongside masterworks of Russian literature; an appearance at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall; and a very happy return to Kneisel Hall for a concert in the Festival’s 2015 summer season.