Koerner Piano Trio


Dedicated to the integration of educational initiatives into the world of professional music performance, Koerner Piano Trio is Ensemble-in-Residence at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Comprising three musicians and educators of international acclaim – Nicholas Wright (violin), Joseph Elworthy (cello), and Amanda Chan (piano) – Koerner Piano Trio carries out its educational mandate through numerous outreach initiatives and performances, sharing the joy of chamber music with aspiring musicians and avid audiences. The trio is named in honor of one of the founders of the Vancouver Academy of Music, Ms. Iby Koerner.


Koerner Piano Trio 2018/19 Season


Haydn, Smetana, & Brahms
Sunday, September 16, 2:00pm
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music

Vancouver Academy of Music’s Ensemble-in-Residence opens its 2018/19 season with Haydn’s fierce Piano Trio in E minor, one of the earliest works composed in the piano trio genre; Smetana’s elegiac Piano Trio in G minor, a heartfelt tribute to his daughter; and the passionate expressivity of Brahms’ dramatic Piano Trio in B major.

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The Piano Trios of Shostakovich
Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music

Koerner Piano Trio presents the two piano trios of Shostakovich, one of the most influential and widely performed composers of 20th-century Russia. Written more than two decades apart, the first demonstrates the great acuity of a young student and the second paints a powerfully heart-rending landscape borne in the midst of the Second World War.

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