trio con brio copenhagen
soo-jin hong violin soo-kyung hong cello jens elvekjaer piano
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Trio con Brio present new CD on US tour
The prizewinning Danish ensemble Trio con Brio Copenhagen will be bringing their first recording of Nordic repertoire to the Kennedy Center's prestigious "Nordic Cool Festival" - and on US Tour to include California and Tennessee.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen, consisting of Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer and the Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong (violin) and Soo-Kyung Hong (cello) have already established themselves as one of today's finest chamber groups on the international concert scene as well as on the CD market. Now a new era has come for the Danish ensemble as they focus on the finest contemporary Nordic repertoire on a new CD for the Danish national recording label Dacapo Records.
On 13 March, Trio con Brio Copenhagen will perform at the Kennedy Center's prestigious Nordic Cool Festival as the only visiting chamber ensemble. The opening piece of the concert is also the title work on their new CD, presenting the world premiere recording of Bent Sørensen's work Phantasmagoria, written especially for Trio con Brio in 2007.
Following the Nordic Cool concert, Trio con Brio Copenhagen will be touring the US bringing their brand new CD Phantasmagoria - Danish Piano Trios which is to be released officially in USA in May 2013.
The three Danish composers Per Nørgård, Bent Sørensen and Hans Abrahamsen have all created new, visionary forms of musical expression, while also managing to renew a deep Romantic yearning to contain the intangible and the mysterious. In this new recording, Trio con Brio Copenhagen displays a keen awareness of the dreamlike idiom of the three composers, their magically charged sensitivity and sophisticated musical character sketches. This is music that transcends the now and stretches far into eternity.
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Monday March 11
Wednesday March 13
Kennedy Center (Washington, DC) "Nordic Cool" Festival
Friday March 15
Morrison Artists Series, San Francisco State University
Saturday March 16
Sonoma (California) Classical Music Society
Sunday March 17
Laguna Woods (California) Community Concerts. Time: 2 PM
Tuesday March 19
Univ. Tennessee Chattanooga. Time: 7:30 pm
Editors Choice 2011!!
COPENHAGEN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL21-25 SEPT. 2011
WELCOMES ALL MUSIC LOVERS & CURIOUS LISTENERS.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen
The Danish String Quartet
Come and enjoy music at at the highest level at Copenhagen’s new international chamber music festival! Trio con Brio Copenhagen is the initiator and artistic director of the festival, where eleven top musicians play together in new constellations and create life in the urban space. Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival opens with a festive concert atThe Royal Danish Academy of Music on 21st of September and runs until 25th of September at Mogens Dahl Concert Hall, The Round Tower and The Black Diamond.
For more information and the full program: www.ccmf.dk
Trio con Brio Copenhagen's new CD with Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Piano Concerto no.3 has been released.
Highlights in 2011 include major tours to North America, Germany and Great Britain and concerts in Denmark, Italy and Sweden
Highlights Autumn ´10 include a tours in Germany, Potsdam (Berlin), USA, National Gallery Washington DC and New York Rockefeller University, first tour of China and concerts in Denmark and Sweden
Highlights Winter/Spring ´10 include a Beethoven Cycle in
Queens Hall at the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Budapest Spring Festival, an extensive tour of UK, and concerts in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Highlights summer ´09 include:
Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Mendelssohn series (3 concerts)
Lincoln Center New York, Newport Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Germany.
New CD with the two Mendelssohn Trios is now released!
Trio con Brio Copenhagen's Ravel/Dvorak/Bloch disc is listed on the Critic's Choice in the American Record Guide.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen will in the 2006-7 and 2007-8 seasons perform in following venues in connection with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award (KLRITA):
Clive Gillinson, Executive & Artistic Director
Ara Guzelimian, Artistic Advisor
New York, New York
Stanford Lively Arts
Robin Fribance, Associate Director
Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music
Paula Forrest, Artistic Director
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music
Jean-Paul Bierny, President
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
Craig M. Springer, Executive Director
Chamber Music Cincinnati
Audrey Luna, President
Chamber Music Monterey Bay
Amy Anderson, President
Chamber Music Sedona
Albert Harclerode, Executive Director
Chamber Music Society of Detroit
Lois R. Beznos, President
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Chamber Music Society of Louisville
Robin Hicks, President
Chamber Music Society of Utica
Marietta von Bernuth, President
Utica, New York
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
Ruth Waalkes, Director, Cultural Participation
College Park, Maryland
El Camino College Center for the Arts
Bruce Spain, Executive Director
Friends of Chamber Music - Kansas City
Cynthia Siebert, Executive Director
Kansas City, Missouri
Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
Dan Gustin, Director
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming
West Palm Beach, Florida
Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts
Myra Janco Daniels, Chairman, President and CEO
Purdue Convocations - Purdue University
Todd E. Wetzel, Director
West Lafayette, Indiana
San Antonio Chamber Music Society
Jan H. Van den Hende, President
San Antonio, Texas
Thomasville Entertainment Foundation
Janice Faircloth, Executive Director
Jens Elvekjaer has recently been appointed the first Danish Steinway Artist.
Trio con Brio Copenhagen receives the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award (KLRITA)
Trio con Brio Copenhagen has been chosen, from a significant number of nominees, as the winning trio to receive the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award. The Award was created to encourage and enhance the careers of accomplished and extraordinarily promising young and "rising" piano trios and includes a CD-recording and an extensive tour of 20 major United States venues including Carnegie Hall, New York.
Triumph for Trio con Brio Copenhagen:
Danish Piano Trio Awarded Prestigious
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award
- National Tour Planned for 2006-07 & 2007-08 Seasons -
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI. – The Chamber Music Society of Detroit today announced that the second Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award (KLRITA) has been awarded to the Trio con Brio Copenhagen. After a call for nominations sent internationally to classical music presenters, musicians, educators and other professionals, the trio was selected in New York by a panel comprising musicians Claude Frank, Joseph Kalichstein, Sharon Robinson, Michael Tree and Peter Wiley; and two KLRITA presenters, Cynthia Siebert, Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City, and Dallas Tidwell, Chamber Music Society of Louisville.
ABOUT THE AWARD
A biennial piano trio award, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award derives its impetus from the desire to honor the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (Joseph Kalichstein, piano, Jaime Laredo, violin, Sharon Robinson, cello) in perpetuity by giving recognition to this prestigious trio's contribution to chamber music worldwide for almost 30 years. In addition, the award was created to encourage and enhance the careers of accomplished and extraordinarily promising young and "rising" piano trios that will be chosen every other year. To be considered for the award, trios must have been together for approximately 5-10 years, be actively engaged in touring, and have management. The KLRITA is administered by the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.
Originated by Lois R. Beznos, President of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, the KLRITA is based upon the collaboration of 20 participating chamber music presenters. The winning trio benefits from presentation on the series of 20 participating presenters nationwide over the two-year award period. Moreover, the Award provides for a CD recording of the winning trio by Azica Records. The winning trio will also benefit from the contribution by Kenneth Warren & Son, Ltd. of instrument maintenance services by its workshop in addition to its efforts to identify the highest quality violins and cellos as prospective loans to the trio winners during the award period.
The KLRITA is supported in part by the contribution of $30,000 by the 20 participating chamber music presenting organizations across America, including the Chamber Music Society of Detroit. A unique advantage to presenters is that, in perpetuity, they will have the benefit of an endowed concert, paid for by the award endowment fund, every other season. Additional support for the KLRITA comes from Jean and Sam Frankel, the Matilda R. Wilson Fund and the Whitney Fund.
Significant recognition opportunities are also available for additional major donors to the award endowment. For information, please contact Lois Beznos, President, Chamber Music Society of Detroit at 248-737-9982.