Chamber Music Society Presents Vienna Piano Trio
It is not every day that the Vienna Piano Trio comes to Rocky River! The Rocky River Chamber Music Society is hosting the Trio on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the acoustically excellent sanctuary of West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church at 20401 Hilliard Blvd. As is true of all concerts presented by the Society, there is no admission charge and all are welcome.
The Trio has performed on the major stages of Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Far East for over 25 years. As part of its current North American tour, the Trio will perform Beethoven, Schönberg, and Brahms in Rocky River.
Founded in 1988, the Vienna Piano Trio has won numerous prizes at international competitions and its mentors have included such icons as Isaac Stern, Ralph Kirshbaum, Joseph Kalichstein, the Beaux Arts Trio, and the Guarneri Quartet. The Trio has been called “the Beaux Arts Trio of the 21st century" (Baltimore Sun), and “one of the world’s leading ensembles of violin, cello, and piano" (Washington Post).
The Vienna Piano Trio has also won many awards for its recordings on the Naxos, Nimbus, and MDG labels. The Trio’s 2009 Haydn recording was given five stars by BBC Music Magazine and in 2010 was awarded the Echo Klassik Prize, Germany’s major classical music award. In addition to its concert and recording activities, the Trio has given master classes at London’s Wigmore Hall as well as conservatories throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The members of the Trio are Stefan Mendl, piano; Bogdan Bozovic, violin; and Matthias Gredler, cello.
For more information, please call 440-333-4296 or visit www.rrcms.org.
Carol Jacobs was most recently curator of the Cowan Pottery Museum at Rocky River Public Library for seven years. Before that, she was archivist for The Cleveland Orchestra for 17 years.