Stamford, NY – On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 3pm, the Neave Trio (Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano) is presented by Friends of Music of Stamford NY atStamford United Methodist Church (88 Main Street). On this program, Neave will perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in G minor H. XV No. 1; Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor Op. 110; Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; and Debussy’s Piano Trio in in G major. Attendees are invited to stay for a post-concert reception with refreshments.
This summer, the Neave Trio released its sophomore album French Moments (Chandos Records), which features the Debussy they will perform in Stamford, along with works by Fauré and Roussel, and was featured on WQXR’s list of “The Best New Recordings of 2018 (So Far). Their 2016 debut album, American Moments, was released to critical acclaim on Chandos Records, and features works by Korngold, Foote, and Bernstein. In fall 2018, Neave will release an album of all new arrangements of Piazzolla's works for piano trio and voice by Argentine arranger Leonardo Suarez Paz. The album will be released on Azica Records and will feature mezzo‑soprano and Metropolitan Opera singer Carla Jablonski.
About the Neave Trio
Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting-edge performances. WQXR explains, "'Neave' is actually a Gaelic name meaning 'bright' and 'radiant', both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making." The Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its "Best of 2014" and “Best of 2016” roundups, claiming, “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.
Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums' Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia). The trio has also appeared frequently as soloists for Beethoven's Triple Concerto with orchestras across the country and held residency positions at Brown University, ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival, San Diego State University as the first ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence, and the Banff Centre (Canada), among many other institutions. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence.
Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. These collaborations include performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company; projection artist Ryan Brady; the interactive concert series "STEIN2.0," with composer Amanuel Zarzowski; Klee Musings by acclaimed American composer Augusta Read Thomas, which was premiered by Neave; and an upcoming short film based on the tango music of Astor Piazzolla.
Concert highlights for the 2018-19 season include Chamber Music Corvallis, the University of Virginia, Valley Classical Concerts, Fort Bragg Center for the Arts Music Series, Northeastern Illinois University’s Jewel Box Series, Rochester Institute of Technology's Performing Artists Concert Series, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Friends of Music of Stamford, and Leaf Peeper Concert Series, among many others.
For more information, visit www.neavetrio.com.
About Friends of Music
Friends of Music offers a concert by an acclaimed ensemble on the third Sunday of every month. Performances are generously hosted by the Stamford United Methodist Church, which is handicap accessible and has ample parking. For more information about Friends of Music of Stamford NY, and for a complete listing of concerts planned for this season, visit www.friendsmusic.org.