The American Piano Trio, the faculty piano trio from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, will perform a free concert open to the public on Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m. in Drinko Hall at Cleveland State University.
The ensemble, made up of Robert Palmer, piano; Anna Vayman, violin; and Peter Opie, cello; will perform Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, Schumann’s Trio in D Minor, and the Ravel Trio in A Minor.
“The rich variety of their programming and performance will no doubt leave a lasting impression on our students, faculty, and other audience members,” said Robert Cassidy of the CSU keyboard faculty.
The American Piano Trio, faculty ensemble-in residence at Ball State University, is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most exciting chamber music ensembles in the U.S., and is celebrated, both nationally and internationally, for its diverse programming and exhilarating performances.
The trio has performed in numerous concert series and universities in the U.S., Korea and Russia, including the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Yonsei University, Kazan Great Philharmonic Hall, and the Villanova University Chamber Music Series. In 2008, the trio performed and taught at the “International Conservatoire Festival” hosted by the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire. A multi-city concert and master class tour of Korea followed in 2009, and a debut CD of works by American composers will soon be released. In 2010, the trio will return to Russia and also perform in the U.S. and Great Britain. For more information please visit their website at www.americanpianotrio.com.
Drinko Hall is located in the Music and Communication Building at 2121 Euclid Avenue. The parking garage is adjacent to the building on East 21st Street.
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