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Vienna Piano Trio

Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:00pm – 10:00pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Concert Talk 7:15 pm

Celebrated for its infectious exuberance, and perennially fresh in its artistry, the Vienna Piano Trio has long been hailed as one of the “world’s leading ensembles of piano, violin, and cello” (The Washington Post). These stellar musicians bring their passion and razor-sharp performance skills to a richly diverse program that includes works by Haydn, Ravel and Mendelssohn.

The Trio was founded in 1988 by the Viennese pianist Stefan Mendl. His partners are the Californian violinist David McCarroll, a member of the trio since 2015, and the Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen, who joined in 2018. Together, the players embody the ensemble’s continuing commitment to bridging the traditions and practice of Europe and America. This philosophy stems from the trio’s early years and its mentoring by such ensembles as the Trio di Trieste, Haydn-Trio Wien, Beaux Arts Trio and the Guarneri and LaSalle quartets, and by the violinists Isaac Stern and Jaime Laredo.

Both sustaining and expanding the repertoire for piano trio, the ensemble complements the masterworks of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with new works — the product of collaborations with such leading contemporary composers as Friedrich Cerha, Georg Friedrich Haas, György Kurtág, Johannes Maria Staud and Jörg Widmann.

A Lenard Chamber Series Event

TICKETS: https://jorgensen.uconn.edu

Contact:

Jorgensen Box Office, 860-486-4226

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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