Rapidly gaining recognition, the New Trio has been garnering enthusiastic reviews all over the country. The Washington Post describes them as “Ravishing,” with a “warm subjectivity, intensity, and consciousness,” and the Seattle Times adds, “Aside from individual virtuosity, there was a welcome flexibility and warmth of expression in everything they did.”
Formed in 2004 at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the trio has since gone on to win Grand Prizes at the 2008 Fischoff, 2007 Coleman, and 2007 Plowman Chamber Music Competitions in addition to being the recipient of the Harvard Musical Associations’ Arthur W. Foote Prize, given to the most promising ensemble of 2010.
The New Trio has given performances at prominent venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Jordan Hall as well as being presented by chamber music series and festivals across the country including: The Cleveland Chamber Music Society, The Friends of Chamber Music of Reading (PA), The Perlman Music Program (Shelter Island, NY), The Olympic Music Festival (Quilcene, WA), and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Highlights of the trio include being selected to perform for President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy at the Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City as well as collaborating with violinist Itzhak Perlman at Pro Musica Hebraica’s inaugural concert In Washington D.C. In 2008, the New Trio was awarded the Gluck Community Service Fellowship, which enabled them to bring chamber music to inner-city schools, hospitals, retirement homes, and shelters. The trio continues its commitment to education having given lectures and master classes throughout the Midwest, Pennsylvania, and San Francisco areas.
The New Trio’s members hold artist diplomas and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School, Yale University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. It has been in residence at the Juilliard School and New England Conservatory where they worked intensely with the Weilerstein Trio, Emanuel Ax, Robert McDonald, Mark Steinberg, Bonnie Hampton, Joseph Kalichstein and Charles Neidich.