40 Years of Kalichstein - Laredo - Robinson Trio

Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:30 PM
Nightingale Concert Hall

    • Kalichstein- Laredo- Robinson Trio
      • Jaime Laredo, violin
      • Sharon Robinson, cello
      • Joseph Kalichstein, piano

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The Program

Apex Concerts continues its Seventh Season with a visit by one of the most revered chamber ensembles of last four decades: the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Reno is indeed lucky to host this incredible ensemble this year, as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a busy world tour. The recipients of “Musical America’s” Ensemble of the Year award in 2001 and the Samuel Sanders Award from “The Classical Recording Foundation” the ensemble will present an exhilarating program featuring the works of Beethoven, Brahms and the beloved “Dumky” Trio by Antonin Dvorak.


BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B flat Major, Op.11 (1797)
DVORAK: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky” (1891)
BRAHMS: Piano Trio in B Major, Op.8 (1854)

The Artists

 

Kalichstein- Laredo- Robinson Trio

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After four decades of success the world over, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its 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, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth, and magnetism to the concert stage. 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.

In addition to performances of André Previn's acclaimed Trio No. 2, commissioned by the Music Accord consortium of presenters, highlights of the 2014-15 season include recitals in New York City, Cincinnati, Miami, Washington DC, and the complete three-concert cycle of all the Beethoven trios for the Detroit Chamber Music Society.  Their 15-16 Season features premiere performances of a new Trio by David Ludwig, commissioned specifically for them, Dvorak Quartet performances with Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Schubert's glorious "Trout" Quintet with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Beethoven Trio Cycle in Miami among other highlights.

On the recording front, 2014 saw the release of "Passionate Diversions," works written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich including her Quintet, Septet, and Trio on the AZICA label (2014). The Trio also recently released a double CD set of Schubert on the BRIDGE label to great acclaim. The Trio’s previous recording projects on KOCH include a 4-disc Brahms Cycle of the complete trios, Arensky & Tchaikovsky Trios and a beloved two-volume set of the complete Beethoven Trios.  In addition, KOCH re-released many of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio’s hallmark recordings, including works of Maurice Ravel,  Richard Danielpour and of Dmitri Shostakovich as well as "Legacies," filled with trios written especially for the group by Pärt, Zwilich, Kirchner and Silverman.

Celebrations of the Trio's 40th Anniversary begin in the 2016-17 season and include a repeat of their White House program (Mendelssohn and Schubert) with a specially commissioned opening work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Zwilich, complete Beethoven cycles at Boston's Gardner Museum and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and much more.

Jaime Laredo, violin

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Performing for over five decades before audiences across the globe, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. Mr. Laredo is the 2017 recipient of the Artist Teacher Award from the American String Teachers Association. In the Preparatory and Continuing Education department, Mr. Laredo teaches in the Young Artist Program (YAP), which requires a video audition. 

 

Sharon Robinson, cello

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Grammy-nominated cellist Sharon Robinson is recognized worldwide as a consummate artist and one of the most outstanding musicians of our time. Ms. Robinson divides her time between teaching, solo engagements, performing with her husband, violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, and touring with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Critics, audiences and fellow musicians respond to what the Indianapolis Star has called "A cellist who has simply been given the soul of Caruso.” In the Preparatory and Continuing Education department, Robinson teaches in the Young Artist Program (YAP), which requires a video audition.

 

Joseph Kalichstein, piano

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Winner, Leventritt International Piano Competition, 1969. Has appeared with many of the world's major orchestras, including Berlin, London, Boston, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras; Cleveland Orchestra; New York Philharmonic, and London Symphony. Solo recitals and chamber appearances in annual tours of Europe, North America, the Far East, and Australia. Regular appearances at La Jolla, Aspen, Ravinia, Santa Fe, Tanglewood, and Verbier summer festivals. Recordings for Audiofon, Erato, Koch International, Nimbus, RCA, and Vanguard. Founding member (1977) of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, which was named 2002 Musical America Ensemble of the Year. Chamber music consultant, Kennedy Center, since 1997. Artistic director, Fortas Chamber Music Concerts at the Kennedy Center.

 

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