THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO - Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO of New York City is featured on the second concert of the 2016-17 season of the Boise Chamber Music Series. On Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall, Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; and Rieko Aizawa, piano; will perform works by Beethoven, Dvorak, and Mendelssohn, in their second appearance on the BCMS.
Beethoven’s Op. 1, no. 3 opens the concert, followed by the tuneful “Dumky” Trio of Antonin Dvorak. Felix Mendelssohn’s great C minor Trio, No. 2, with its homage to J.S. Bach, ends the concert with a timely quotation from the Thanksgiving chorale.
Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio. (Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute.)
Their debut recording, an album of works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and D’Indy – all composers Mieczysław Horszowski knew – was released by Bridge Records in the fall of 2014. The album was featured as a Recording of the Month byMusicWeb International. They have also recorded “For Daniel” for a series of chamber music recordings to celebrate the 75th birthday of Joan Tower. Based in New York City, the members of the Horszowski Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.