After years of touring Europe, Asia, and South America, The Phaeton Piano Trio is making its first tour to the United States where it will perform at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the Frick Collection in New York City, and the San Jose Chamber Music Society in California. Notably, between New York and California, the Trio will also perform at the Rocky River Chamber Music Society at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River, on Monday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.! The Trio will play classic works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Dvořák.
Based in Eastern Germany, German artists Florian Uhlig, piano; Friedemann Eichhorn, violin; and Peter Hörr, violoncello have an extensive discography performing as soloists under several different labels. All three are also professors of music at the Hochschule für Musik’s branches in Weimar, Leipzig, and Dresden.
The Trio has received many accolades from critics who call their performances “spirited and virtuosic,” “fantastic,” and “masterful.” One German reviewer declared, “The members of the Phaeton Piano Trio are virtuosos who cannot be surpassed in their musicianship and who unconditionally place their art in the service of interpretation.” It is no wonder that in Greek mythology Phaeton was the son of Apollo and that one of the meanings of the word “Phaeton” is “shining.”
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Antonin Dvořák, Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, “Dumky”
The Rocky River Chamber Music Society is fortunate to present the Phaeton Piano Trio on February 10. Please remember to come early since the sanctuary fills up quickly. There is no admission charge for any of the Society’s concerts and all are welcome.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening in the outstanding acoustical environment of West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Boulevard, Rocky River.