|HOUSTON— Houston Friends of Chamber Music presents the Eroica Trio on Tuesday, April 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM in Stude Concert Hall on the campus of Rice University. The piano trio composed of violinist Susie Park, cellist Sara Sant’ambrogio and pianist Erika Nickrenz have become one of the most sought after trios in the world. The Grammy-nominated artists thrill audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and sensual elegance. They will perform trio works by Mozart, Brahms, Ireland and Higdon. |
The Eroica Trio is acclaimed for playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire, as well as daring contemporary works. The three young women that make up this celebrated ensemble electrify the concert stage with their passionate performances. The New York Times writes, “They play chamber music for the concert hall. There is an edge of the seat intensity to every note they produce.” The Trio won the prestigious Naumburg Award, resulting in a highly successful Lincoln Center debut and has since toured the United States, Europe and Asia. While maintaining their demanding concert schedule, the Eroica has released eight critically lauded recordings for Angel/EMI Classics Records, gathering multiple Grammy nominations.
This trio has established a unique identity by creating innovative programs that span 300 years of music, exemplified in their programs with Houston Friends of Chamber Music. The Eroica is a strong champion for new composers and each season includes an American or world premier. They also share their passion for chamber music with students and the community by presenting master classes, teaching at festivals and are the official representatives for New York’s Carnegie Hall. The ensemble takes its name from Beethoven’s Third Symphony - “Eroica” meaning heroic which aptly reflects the trio’s approach to music.
To purchase tickets, call 713-348-5400 or visit www.HoustonFriendsofChamberMusic.org.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Houston Friends of Music began 49 years ago for the purpose of presenting great chamber music by great performers to audiences of all generations. Each year, the Houston Friends of Music Board selects nine performing groups of artists from over 100 internationally recognized performers.
Houston Friends of Chamber Music is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
Photo of Eroica Trio
(l to r) Sara Sant’ambrogio, cello; Erika Nickrenz, piano; Susie Park, violin
Photo Credit: eroicatrio.com