Horszowski Trio

Sunday, October 6, 2019
2:00 pm PDT – 4:00 pm PDT

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2520 Cimarron Street

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Horszowski Trio

Jesse Mills, violin
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
Rieko Aizawa, piano

Hailed by The New Yorker as “destined for great things,” when the members of the Horszowski Trio (HorSHOV-ski) played together for the first time they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892–1993), at the Curtis Institute.

The Trio takes inspiration from Horszowski’s musicianship, integrity, and humanity. Like Horszowski, the Trio presents repertoire spanning the traditional and the contemporary. In addition, they seek to perform works from the trove of composers with whom Horszowski had personal contact, such as Ravel, SaintSaëns, Fauré, Martinu, Villa-Lobos, and Granados.

The Horszowski Trio’s busy concert schedule has included performances across the United States, including Chamber Music Societies in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Williamsburg, the Boise Chamber Music Series, Southern Oregon University Chamber Music Concerts, the New School Concerts and Peoples’ Symphony series in New York, the Phillips Collection and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, the Athenaeum in La Jolla, and the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles amongst many others. Internationally, the Horszowski Trio has performed throughout Japan, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and they recently made their Mexican debut at the Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara de San Miguel de Allende, and will mark their Wigmore Hall debut in 2019.

Their debut recording, an album of works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and D’Indy—all composers Mieczysław Horszowski knew—was released by Bridge Records in the fall of 2014. The album was featured as a Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International. Forthcoming recordings will include the three piano quartets of Johannes Brahms in collaboration with Masumi Per Rostad, and the complete Schumann trios.

The Horszowski Trio has particularly championed the music of Joan Tower, whose work, “For Daniel,” they have performed on stages across the world. These performances were recorded as part of a series of chamber music to be released to celebrate the 75th birthday of Ms. Tower. Electric Earth Concerts, a festival in New Hampshire, commissioned a new work for the Trio, from Eric Moe, “Welcome To Phase Space.” The work was premiered in June 2014. Chamber Music America commissioned a work for the Trio from Andreia Pinto-Correia, premiered in November 2017 for the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

Based in New York City, the members of the Horszowski Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

The Horszowski Trio is represented by BesenArts:


Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49

Molto allegro ed agitato
Andante e con molto tranquillo
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Elliott Carter (1908–2012)


Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 63

Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung
Mit Feuer


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