2/13/2012 9:01:00 AM Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio perform all-Beethoven program
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with their performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carterís Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature.
Chamber Music Sedona will present one of the world's musical treasures who after 35 years of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, continues to thrill audiences young and old alike 2:30 p.m., Sunday Feb. 19, at St. John Vianney Church, 180 Soldiers Pass Road.
The concert is made possible with support from Birgit & Werner Loewenstein and Lelia & Harry Schoenberg.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with their performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter's Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. As one of the only chamber ensembles with all its original members, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances 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.
"It is a real honor to bring the Trio to Sedona once again," said CMS executive director Bert Harclerode. "This is one of the finest ensembles our industry has known and I anticipate Sedona music lovers will be enjoying for all intents and purposes a concert from the Kennedy Center." Acclaimed for the heartfelt intensity and technical mastery of his playing, pianist Joseph Kalichstein enthralls audiences throughout the United States and Europe, winning equal praise as orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He continues to hold the inaugural Chamber Music Chair at the Juilliard School. Born in Tel Aviv, he came to the United States in 1962. His principal teachers included Joshua Shor in Israel and Edward Steuermann and Ilona Kabos at The Juilliard School. Prior to winning the 1969 Leventritt Award, he had won the Young Concert Artists Auditions, and as a result he gave a heralded New York recital debut, followed by an invitation from Leonard Bernstein to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the New York Philharmonic in a nationally televised concert on CBS.
Sharon Robinson brings a wealth of artistry, knowledge, and experience to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as Professor of Cello. She has won the Avery Fisher Recital Award, the Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award, the Pro Musicis Sponsorship Award, and the Leventritt Foundation Award. Robinson has collaborated with Rudolf Serkin and Alexander Schneider at the Marlboro Music Festival, Leon Fleisher, Janos Starker, Rudolf Firkusny, Yo-Yo Ma, Eugene Istomin, Itzhak Perlman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Mstislav Rostroprovich, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zuckerman, and the Emerson, Guarneri, Miami, Julliard, Orion, and Tokyo Quartets. In December 2001, Musical America named the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio the 2002 Ensemble of the Year.
In more than 40 years before the public, Jaime Laredo's career has embraced the roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist and chamber musician. Since his orchestral debut at the age of 11 with the San Francisco Symphony, he has earned the admiration and respect of audiences, critics, and fellow musicians. His private coaches have included Josef Gingold, Pablo Casals, Ivan Galamian and George Szell.
The all-Beethoven afternoon program will include Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 11; Trio in D major, opus 70 "Ghost" and his final piano trio in B-flat Major, Opus 97 "Archduke."
A unique feature of all Chamber Music Sedona programs, concerts and Met HD operas, are the pre-concert and pre-opera talks presented by noted speakers. February 19th's lecture from 1:15-1:55 p.m. will be presented by Chamber Music Sedona President Edward Ingraham free to all ticket holders.
General admission tickets are $25 and available in Sedona at Bashas' and in Cottonwood at Planet Video & Music. Reserved seats are $40 and may be purchased on line at www.ChamberMusicSedona.org or by calling 928-204-2415.