THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
The Claremont Trio (piano, violin, cello) is widely regarded as the premier piano trio of its generation.
First-ever winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, and the only piano trio ever to win first prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremont is consistently lauded for its “aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth and exuberance” (Palm Beach Daily News).
The trio will visit NIU Tuesday, Feb. 1, for a day of performing and teaching at the NIU School of Music; an 8 p.m. recital in the Recital Hall of the Music Building will feature the Op. 97 trio of Beethoven (nicknamed “Archduke”) and the Dvorak Piano Quartet Op. 87, for which they will be joined by Anthony Devroye, assistant professor of viola and violist for the Avalon Quartet.
“The Claremont Trio is unquestionably in the top echelon of American chamber music ensembles,” said Avalon Quartet cellist Cheng-Hou Lee. “Their visit to campus will be a thrill for NIU music students and all DeKalb area music lovers.”
“Having collaborated with them in the past, I am excited to be with them on stage for part of their upcoming performance,” Devroye added.
Beethoven’s “Archduke” trio is considered one of the towering works of the piano trio repertoire, with broad, noble melodies and an intricately balanced construction. The Dvorak quartet is one of the most popular works in the piano quartet literature, with boisterous folk energy and tender, sentimental themes.
As part of their visit to NIU, the Claremont Trio also will present an all-school convocation to the entire School of Music undergraduate population and master classes on violin, cello and piano throughout the day. The 8 p.m. recital is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all.
For more information, e-mail Devroye at [email protected].