Formed by graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, the Trio has performed extensively throughout the United States in venues ranging from traditional concert halls to grunge bars and experimental spaces.
The Trio's debut performance took place in August 2009, when the group opened for (and collaborated with) Marvin Hamlisch in Western North Carolina. Following this very successful beginning, the Trio performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center in 2010 (with two return engagements in 2011 and 2012), the Kravis Center (Palm Beach) in 2011, World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, the FUZE! Series at the Akron Art Museum, the Living Room in New York City, and numerous other locations during the Trio's annual Summer, Fall and Winter residencies.
In addition to presenting performances, the Sixth Floor Trio has created and directed several exciting projects inspired by the Trio's mission to bring music to the widest audiences and to connect with artists from many different genres. The Trio received a substantial grant in 2011 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to present "Random Acts of Culture" across the United States.
The Trio also serves as Artistic Director of "GardenMusic", the music festival of the renowned Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida. The inaugural season of "GardenMusic" took place in the spring of 2012, and included a week of both casual and evening performances, educational presentations reaching numerous local schools, "Random Acts of Culture", and collaborations with some of Miami's most exciting artists in many genres.
The Sixth Floor Trio's vision places all musical traditions from around the world and across time on one continuum as part of the same great musical language. The Trio's mission is to make connections between these varied musical styles in its repertoire. From Bluegrass to Klezmer, Classical to Jazz, Ancient Music to Contemporary Rock the group explores it all and brings the music's energy to the world.
Griffin Auditorium (View)
234 East Taylor
Griffin, GA 30224