Beethoven：Piano Trio No.5 in D major, Op.70 No.1“Ghost”
Chen Yi：Tibetan Tunes
Dvorak：Dumky for Piano Trio, Op.90
*program is subject to change
Praised for its communicative power and engaging performances, Trio Appassionata was formed at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Coming from three distinct backgrounds, its members have been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes at competitions around the globe.
In 2013, Trio Appassionata joined the artist roster of Odradek Records, a non-profit, artist controlled label. The ensemble’s first CD, gone into night are all the eyes, features piano trios by American composers, including a commissioned work by composer Thomas Kotcheff. This new piece and the recording project as a whole were made possible thanks to a grant awarded by the Presser Foundation. The CD was released in November, 2014.
The members of Trio Appassionata are highly committed to bringing music to new audiences. As artists-in-residence at Chamber Music Sedona (2012), the ensemble performed in venues both formal and informal, including outreach programs in public schools and concerts in libraries and churches.
The trio has performed throughout North America, at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, and Bard College, among other venues. In December 2013, they toured Europe as a part of the Project Odradek International Music Festival, which included performances in Madrid, Salamanca, and Pescara. The trio returned to Europe in 2014 for recitals, including a performance of the complete repertoire from its debut album at the London Festival of American Music in St. James Theatre.
Trio Appassionata has been guided by some of today’s most eminent chamber musicians including Michael Kannen, Allison Wells, Violaine Melançon, Marian Hahn, and Yellow Barn Artistic Director Seth Knopp. The trio has also performed in masterclasses for renowned ensembles such as the Miró, Orion and Brentano Quartets.