For those of you who missed the last Grand Concert, the Vida Guitar Quartet you have another chance at hearing some great music. The Trio Con Brio Copenhagen will be playing music composed by the rock stars of their day, Haydn, Beethoven and Smetana.
The trio will be arriving from Denmark to bring us a wonderful evening of music, followed by a wine and cheese reception where the audience has a chance to meet the performers. This will be the trio’s 20th anniversary year, and you can be sure to hear a well-blended group transforming the music of the classical era into the “alive and kicking music of today.”
“Sisters Soo-Jin Hong, violin, and Soo- Kyung Hong, cello, play with Jens Elvekjaer, pianist. Since it formed in 1999, Trio con Brio Copenhagen has won most of the international competitions for piano trio. They are the winners of the prestigious Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award. They are described as exploring the piano trio repertoire with freshness and curiosity as well as with respect and reflection. They are the founders and artistic directors of the Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival. In addition, they play a central role in Scandinavia’s vibrant contemporary music scene. As educators, they teach at the Royal Academy of Copenhagen and give masterclasses while on tour.
The New York Times described them as “accomplished and sensitive musicians who play with exceptional grace and fluidity.”
Deseret News of Salt Lake City declared, “Trio con Brio sweeps listeners away.”)
This is a performance not to be missed.
Individual tickets for each concert is $25. Students are invited to join us for free, and of course the après-concert reception is included in the ticket price.