Koerner Piano Trio

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Dedicated to the integration of educational initiatives into the world of professional music performance, Koerner Piano Trio celebrates its inaugural season in 2016/17 as 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 2016/17 Season

 

Illuminating Mozart & Mendelssohn
Sunday, November 20, 2:00pm
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music

Koerner Piano Trio marks the opening of its inaugural season as Ensemble-in-Residence at the Vancouver Academy of Music with an exuberant celebration of Mozart and Mendelssohn. Mozart’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major presents a dashing display of brilliant virtuosity; Pärt’s Mozart-Adagio paints poignant colours on one of the most touching movements from Mozart’s piano sonatas; and melodies sweep in graceful contours in Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor.

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Wistful Reflections
Sunday, February 12, 2:00pm
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music

From buoyant liveliness to a yearning strewn with hope, Koerner Piano Trio turns to introspection this winter through evoking a full range of emotional expression.  The playfulness of Haydn’s “Gypsy” trio, culminating in the vivacious folk-inspired finale that earned its namesake, is met with the gripping melodies of Jean Coulthard’s plaintive Lyric Trio. Concluding the concert is Dvorak’s “Dumky” trio which, inspired by solemn folk ballads, sheds hopeful light into an atmosphere sodden with melancholy.

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Reveries of France
Sunday, June 4, 7:00pm
Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music

Luxuriant daydreams tinged with pensive elegance herald the onset of summer in the closing of Koerner Piano Trio’s 2016/17 season. Vast hues of the characteristic French style blend to form an array of colours and textures in the masterworks of Fauré and Ravel, enclosing the hidden treasure of Germaine Tailleferre’s exquisite contribution to the piano trio genre.

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