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Horszowski Trio with Masumi Per Rostad, viola
Music in the Park Series is proud to debut the Horszowski Trio, joined for part of the program by Masumi Per Rostad, former violist of the renowned Pacifica Quartet. Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” the members of the Horszowski Trio, who are also long-time friends, are Jesse Mills (violin), Raman Ramakrishnan (cello), and Rieko Aizawa (piano). Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. Their program features Schumann’s Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, and selections from Elliott Carter’s Epigrams.
Join us at 3pm in the church for a pre-concert talk with the artists.
Impressive. Lithe, persuasive.The New York Times
A highly accomplished group. Exemplary performance.Gramophone
The Horszowskis are power players.The Los Angeles Times