This trio has been on our "must have" list for two years, and we finally managed to grab them from their busy coaching and performing schedule for a special night with us. These three chamber musicians of the highest caliber will give an immaculate performance, capturing the intimate essence of chamber music. Since their formation in 1997, the Trio has quickly become one of today's most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, the Boston Trio enjoys a devoted following in Boston and a growing reputation throughout the United States and abroad. Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Allison Eldredge, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Cellist Allison Eldredge, who has performed as soloist with many of the world's finest orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony, is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Ms. Muresanu, who has appeared as soloist with the Boston Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and other top international orchestras, is the recipient of top prizes at the Montreal International Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition. Pianist Heng-Jin Park, who made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 15, is the founding member of the Boston Trio. Committed to bringing chamber music to a broader audience through outreach activities, the Boston Trio has coached chamber music at the Tanglewood Institute of Music and served as Chamber Music Ensemble in Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge from 1997 to 2004. The Boston Trio is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Killington Music Festival in Killington, Vermont and at the New England Conservatory of Music. The individual members serve on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, the Boston Conservatory, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and are in demand as master class teachers throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. The Trio also teaches a chamber music performance class at Harvard University.
Program: Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio no. 1 in C Minor, op. 8
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, op. 1, no. 1
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio no. 2 in C Major, op. 87
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