Horszowski Piano Trio
When: Sunday, November 4th - 2pm
Where: Town Hall
Series: Festival Series - purchase series tickets
SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
MOZART: Trio in B-flat Major, K. 502
DVORAK: Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65
When they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio.
Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. concerto debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival.
Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), the legendary pianist, was Aizawa's teacher at the Curtis Institute; the trio takes inspiration from his musicianship, his integrity, and his humanity. Like Horszowski, the trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. In addition, they seek to perform works from the trove of composers with whom Horszowski had personal contact, such as Saint-Saëns, Fauré, and Granados.
Based in New York City, the members of the Horszowski Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.