FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lois Cohn Associates
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents
the Vienna Piano Trio
Friday, July 5 at 8:00pm in the Spanish Courtyard
Katonah, NY – On Friday, July 5 at 8:00pm, the internationally acclaimed Vienna Piano Trio makes itsCaramoor debut in the intimate Spanish Courtyard. Heralded by the New York Times for “an electrifying performance of Schubert’s Trio in E flat,” violinist Bogdan Božović, cellist Matthias Gredler, and pianist Stefan Mendl will captivate the Caramoor audience with their skilled playing. The program features Schubert’s E-flat Trio, Saint-Saëns’ Trio in F, and the Kakadu variations of Beethoven’s Trio in G.
Tickets for the Vienna Piano Trio are $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org. Groups of 16 or more may purchase discounted tickets by contacting Matthew Scarella at 914.232.5035 ext. 252 or [email protected]
For press tickets, images, artist information or interviews, contact: Brittnee Walker at 412.601.2474,[email protected]
Vienna Piano Trio
Friday, July 5
8:00pm in the Spanish Courtyard
Tickets: $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00
Vienna Piano Trio:
Bogdan Božović, violin
Matthias Gredler, cello
Stefan Mendl, piano
Beethoven Piano Trio in G, Op. 121a (Kakadu Variations)
Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No. 1 in F, Op. 18
Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat, D 929
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Vienna Piano Trio, founded in 1988, achieved a “meteoric rise to fame” (The Strad), and was hailed as one of the “world’s leading ensembles of piano, violin and cello” (The Washington Post). Having won numerous prizes at international competitions, it went on to study with the Trio di Trieste, the Haydn Trio Wien, Isaac Stern, and members of the La Salle and Guarneri Quartets, and the Beaux Arts among others. Bogdan Bozovic joined the ensemble as its new violinist in September 2012.
The trio performs in the major concert halls worldwide. In North America, the group appeared, among others, in New York City (Lincoln Center, Weil Recital Hall, Frick Collection) Washington ( Kennedy Center, National Gallery, Library of Congress), in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, and Mexico City.
Festival engagements include the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Wiener Festwochen, Salzburg Mozartwoche, Carinthischer Sommer, Festival of Flanders, Aix-en-Provence, Schleswig-Holstein, Kuhmo, Princeton Summer, and the festivals in Ottawa, Toronto, at Lanaudiere, Domaine Forget, Orford, Quebec City , and the Casals Festival Puerto Rico.
Following its performances at the Musikverein, the ensemble became the ensemble-in-residence at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in 2006. Also Wigmore Hall named it ensemble-in-residence for the 2011/12 and 14/15 seasons, while it is the ensemble-in-residence at BBC’s series at St. Luke’s in 2013.
The Trio also performs Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with, among others, the English and the Munich Chamber Orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Belgique, Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, and Capella Istropolitana.
Concerts of the ensemble have been repeatedly broadcast on BBC3, WNYC and NPR stations, and the trio has appeared live on WGBH Boston and St. Paul Sunday.
The trio has won many awards for its recordings first for the Naxos and Nimbus labels, and since 2003 for the MDG label. A Haydn recording, released in May 2009, won 5 stars by BBC Music Magazine and was awarded the Echo Klassik Prize 2010. Its latest release of Saint –Saens piano trio, in its new formation, was released in the fall of 2012 and is receiving rave reviews.
Besides its concert activities, the ensemble has given master classes at London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal College of Music, at Sydney’s Conservatory of Music, at the University of Wellington as well as in Finland, France, Canada, and throughout the USA.
“We built a home, my husband and I, not to be old or new, just to be beautiful. And we built it for music.” ~ Lucie Rosen
Caramoor, the country estate of Walter and Lucie Rosen, was where they built their home and filled it with treasures. Enjoying the pleasure their friends took in the beauty of Caramoor with its art collection, gardens, and musical programs, in 1946 the Rosens established a public trust to open Caramoor to the community. Their musical evenings were the inspiration for the Caramoor Summer Music Festival, now in its sixty-eighth year, and the ongoing Music in the Rosen House series.
Since its founding, Caramoor has gained international renown as a cultural institution, presenting music of all types and inspiring artists and audiences alike.
Caramoor enriches the lives of its audiences through intimate, innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Education is a valued component of Caramoor’s mission, and Caramoor offers programs for the mentoring of young professional musicians as well as curriculum-based programs for school children emphasizing music, history and visual and decorative arts. Caramoor is often described as “a Garden of Great Music,” where audiences are invited to explore the beautiful grounds and gardens, discover the fascinating collection of period rooms and antiquities in the Rosen House, and enjoy beautiful music in the Music Room, Spanish Courtyard and Venetian theater.
Concert Venues and Gardens
Summer concerts take place in two outdoor theaters: the 1,714-seat, acoustically superb Venetian Theater and the more intimate, romantic 558-seat Spanish Courtyard. In the fall and winter all concerts are presented in the magnificent Music Room in the Rosen House. Caramoor’s gardens, also used for concerts, are also well worth the visit and include nine unique perennial gardens. Among them are a Sense Circle for the visually handicapped, the Sunken Garden, a Butterfly Garden, the Tapestry Hedge, and the Iris and Peony Garden.
GETTING TO CARAMOOR
By car from the West Side of Manhattan and New Jersey, take the Saw Mill River Parkway north to Katonah. Exit at Route 35/Cross River. Turn right and, at the first traffic light, make a right turn onto Route 22 south. Travel 1.9 miles to the junction of Girdle Ridge Road. Follow the signs to Caramoor. (For detailed directions call 914.232.5035 and press 2, or online at www.caramoor.org). Parking at Caramoor is free.
By train, take the Harlem Division of the Metro-North Railroad to Katonah, New York. Taxi service from the station to Caramoor (5 minutes away) is available.
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Performances are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester
with funds from Westchester County Government.
Performances are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with
the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
The 2013 International Music Festival is supported in part by
an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS IS LOCATED AT
149 GIRDLE RIDGE ROAD, KATONAH, NEW YORK 10536.
ALL PROGRAMS AND ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE