Long known to chamber music lovers for their sweeping, exuberant performances and an effortless ability to share the rich history and repertoire of the piano trio with audiences of all stripes, the Amelia Piano Trio is a welcome addition to the Ariel roster.
Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio came to the fore after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 2000. As a result, Mr. Stern became a mentor to the trio and presented the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall. Joining the roster of Concert Artists Guild in 2001, the trio went on to win the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and to record CDs with Cedille Records and Naxos.
Entering a second distinct phase in their artistic lives and career in 2010, the Amelia has added family and teaching to their experience, bringing a new level of depth, warmth, and complexity to their collective voice. The result is an Amelia every bit as bold, searching, and honest as its reputation, but with an even deeper urgency to share, to make connections with listeners, to reach hearts and change lives.
But enough with words! Please click on the image above to watch a recent performance video highlighting the Amelia’s newest recording project, The Patroness, with movements from works commissioned by 19th-century Russian philanthropist Nadezhda von Meck, including Debussy’s Trio, Wieniawski’s “Legende”, and Tchaikovsky’s Trio.
Watch another recent Amelia performance (of Dvorak’s “Dumky” Trio) here.
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Visit their page on the Ariel site here to view touring programs, listen to performances, watch videos and to learn more.