Eric Silberger, Violin; Kevin Bate, Cello; Yoonie Han, Piano
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivión; La Muerte del Ángel
Karen LeFrak: Gloriosa: I. Life
Theodore Wiprud: Vinea Gloriosa
Camille Saint- Saëns: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92
“Driven by lush violin-and-cello unison melodies” and a timbre that is “fuller than the brain imagines three musicians can sound” (Jon Sobel, Blogcritics), the Gloriosa Piano Trio burst onto the music scene in January 2014 as brightly as the flame lily for which the group is named. The trio’s carefully-crafted thematic programs delivered in exuberant performance have appealed to diverse audiences around the country, with critics hailing the Gloriosa Piano Trio’s debut concerts in Palm Beach and New York City as “…a special, aesthetic experience not to be ignored” (Allen Rosenberg, the Daily News). All experienced chamber musicians with a passion for collaboration, pianist Yoonie Han – Steinway Concert & Recording Artist, violinist Eric Silberger – Prize-winner at Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, and cellist Kevin Bate Principal Cello at Nashville Symphony Orchestra, looked to the beauty of nature to inspire them with a name for their group, finding in the Gloriosa lily a fitting symbol to describe their fervent desire to share the music they love. The trio has performed and taught at the Georgia Southwestern State University, New Jersey City University, Oxford College of Emory University, Shorter University, University of North Florida, Parrish Art Museum, Boulder Chamber Orchestra Music Series, Friday Musicale Concert Series, Pro Musical Concert Series, Fripp Island, Stamford Friend of Music, St. Simons Island’s Friends of Music Concert Series. Gloriosa Piano Trio enthusiastically works with living composers and has commissioned new pieces from composer Theodore Wiprud and Karen LeFrak.