Friday, November 2, 2018
Neave Trio: violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visiting faculty from Longy School of Music of Bard College perform works by Leonard Bernstein, Astor Piazzolla, and Dmitry Shostakovich
Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned 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 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; the upcoming premiere of Eric Nathan’s Missing Words V, sponsored by Coretet; and an upcoming short film based on the tango music of Astor Piazzolla.
Neave released their latest album, French Moments, on Chandos Records in June 2018. The album showcases works by Debussy, 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.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building