Afternoon Concert with Jesse Mills, violin, Raman Ramakrishnan, cello And Rieko Aizawa, piano
Registration at 2:45 pm
Concert at 3:00 pm
Close at 4:00 pm
Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met Rieko Aizawa, who was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute. In 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio, taking inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship has created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom.
In 2012, the Trio was appointed the Ensemble-in-Residence at Electric Earth Concerts in New Hampshire. Based in New York City, the members of the Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
The Horszowski Trio will bring to Asia Society Hong Kong Center a special program of classical and contemporary works including a work by Bright Sheng, Y.K. Pao Distinguished Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies, HKUST, and Founder and Artistic Director of The Intimacy of Creativity, the internationally-acclaimed composers and performers festival presented by HKUST.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Trio in C Major, Hob. XV: 27
Bright Sheng (b. 1955) Four Movements for Piano Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Ghost”