The program includes Ravel’s richly textured Trio for piano, violin and cello, a technical masterpiece that demands a high level of virtuosity and colorful playing from all instruments. The winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, this dynamic piano trio has also been awarded top honors at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 2011 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition (Grand Prize) and the 2011 J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition (First Prize). Since its founding in 2009, the ensemble has enjoyed performances at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and David Rubenstein Atrium, Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Featuring Itamar Zorman, violin; Michael Katz, cello and Liza Stepanova, piano.
The program includes premieres of new works inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by four students from Kaufman Music Center’s composition class ComposerCraft.