Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Thursday, June 16, 8 PM
Joseph Kalichstein, piano | Jamie Laredo, violin | Sharon Robinson, cello
Widely considered one of the seminal trios of the current era, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio has set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth, and magnetism to the concert stage.
With close to 40 years of exhilarating performances and recordings (next year will be its 40th anniversary), the Trio continues to dazzle both audiences and critics alike, with the synergy of violinist Jamie Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson and pianist Joseph Kalichstein as magnificent as it was with their high profile debut in 1977 for President Carter’s inauguration. The in-demand trio manages to balance the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.
The trio is also known for its dedication to commissioning and performing new works, having commissioned and debuted pieces by important contemporary composers including Leon Kirchner, David Ludwig, David Ott, Arvo Pärt, and André Previn among many others. Their recording career is voluminous and includes several acclaimed CD’s on the Koch label, and more recently, a brilliant set of Schubert on the Bridge label and an album dedicated to the compositions of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich called Passionate Diversions.
All members of the trio are actively engaged in the world of music education. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson both currently teach at the Cleveland Institute of Music, while Joseph Kalichstein teaches piano at the Juilliard School.
“Can we just be done with it, and declare the Kalichstein‐Laredo‐Robinson Trio the greatest piano trio on the face of the Earth?
– Washington Post
BEETHOVEN: Trio in B-flat major, Op.11 (transcribed from the clarinet trio)
SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
BRAHMS: Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
Tickets: $69, $62, $49 (fees may apply)