ARTISTS - TRIO SOLISTI
Founding Ensemble, Piano Trio
Trio Solisti's distinction as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker) is affirmed by recent rave reviews: “The superlative Trio Solisti gave an immaculate and insightful performance” (The Dallas Chamber Music Society - Theater Jones), “a compelling performance…Trio Solisti really knocked it out of the ballpark” (Chamber Music Monterrey Bay - Peninsula Reviews), and “the most fully explored, interestingly probed, and fully engaged [performance of the Brahms Trio in B major] that I’ve ever experienced. Chamber music connoisseurs should absolutely not miss Trio Solisti” (Rockport Chamber Music Festival - The Boston Musical Intelligencer). Noted Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout proclaimed the ensemble to be "the group that to my mind has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind,” and The New Yorker described it as “probably the finest American piano trio currently on the field.”
Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist
Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini - performs at majorvenues and series across the United States. The 2018-2019 season includes their return to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for a 3-concert series called Masterworks; their 2015 series there featured the complete piano chamber music by Brahms in performances hailed by The Strad for their "abundant dynamism, exceptional balance and a wholly successful grasp of the interpretive essence."
Additional highlights of the 2018-2019 season are appearances at People’s Symphony Concerts at Town Hall in New York, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Music at Kohl Mansion in San Francisco, Friends of Chamber Music in Portland, OR, Arizona Musicfest in Scottsdale, and Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis. Performances in previous seasons include appearances at Great Performers and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Washington Performing Arts at Kennedy Center, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, The Friends of Chamber Music Kansas City, and La Jolla Music Society's Revelle Series.
Trio Solisti's collaborations with many preeminent composers of our time have produced such works as Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Higdon's Piano Trio No. 2 (2017), Paul Moravec's Tempest Fantasy, which won the Pulitzer in 2004, Lowell Liebermann's Trio No. 3 (2012), and Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts' Living Frescoes (2012).
The Trio's recordings include Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff Trios, Ravel & Chausson Trios, Dvořák Trios, Café Music, Tempest Fantasy, and the ensemble's own arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Trio Solisti is the founding ensemble of Telluride Musicfest, an annual summer chamber music festival in Telluride, Colorado. The festival's 2019 season, its 14th, celebrates the music of Antonin Dvořák. The trio proudly marks its 14th year as ensemble-in-residence at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.