January 20, 2019
Horszowski Trio
Horszowski Trio
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

The Horszowski Trio, hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” makes its debut at the 92nd Street Y on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on February 15, 2019. The eclectic program of works by Robert Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich and Charles Wuorinen would have pleased the ensemble’s namesake, the late legendary pianist Mieczslaw Horszowski, who relished a wide range of repertoire spanning the traditional to the contemporary.

The Horszowski Trio’s pianist, Rieko Aizawa, was the last pupil of Mieczslaw Horszowski. Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan met as children at the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont, and became acquainted with Rieko in New York City. The threesome’s first musical collaboration ignited an immediate connection characterized by an exhilarating sense of expressive freedom.

The Horszowski Trio opens its 92nd Street Y debut concert with Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63, foreshadowing the Trio’s first release for AVIE Records of the complete Schumann Trios, a two-album set due out in April. Following the Schumann – by turns joyful and melancholy – is the starkly different sound-world of American composer Charles Wuorinen’s Piano Trio of 1983, an agitated and rhythmically complex work which gives way to Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67, a monument of 20th century chamber music shaped by war and political upheaval that is a harrowing reminder of the times in which it was written.

With their star rapidly in the ascendant, the Horszowski Trio’s 92nd Street Y debut is the first of several in 2019, which also include the Schubert Club series in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 17, 2019, and the Wigmore Hall in London on March 31, 2019.

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For further information about the Horszowski Trio please visit https://www.horszowskitrio.com

For further information, image or interview requests please contact Melanne Mueller, MusicCo International, +1 917 907 2785, melanne@musiccointernational.com

Friday, February 15, 2019 – 9:00 pm
Robert Schumann
(1810 – 1856) Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 63
Charles Wuorinen (b. 1938) Piano Trio (1983)
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

92nd Street Y
Buttenweiser Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets)
New York, NY 10128

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