Los Angeles Piano trio
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Mozart Trio in E Major, K. 524
Turina Trio in B Minor, Op. 76, No. 2
Rachmaninoff Trio #1 in G Minor "Trio élégiaque"
Mendelssohn Trio #1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Los Angeles Piano Trio brings a new level of refinement, emotional depth and artistry to the piano trio repertoire, reflecting the City of Angels’ rich cultural legacy, global impact and vibrant energy. Venerated artists and long-time L.A. residents Fabio Bidini, piano, Margaret Batjer, violin, and Andrew Shulman, cello, founded the chamber ensemble in 2020, building upon their distinguished international careers as critically acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians, recording artists and pedagogues.
Finding great joy in playing together, which is palpable, the three like-minded musicians embrace the artistic freedom and warmth provided within the structure of the trio, enabling them to express their distinctive musical personalities while creating highly collaborative, inspiring chamber music performances. They present the core piano trio repertoire of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak and 20th Century gems by Shostakovich, Ravel and others, transporting audiences with their fresh, inventive interpretations, exceptional technical prowess and abiding musical passion. Additionally, they plan to introduce new and seldom-played works in seasons to come, mirroring LA’s own diverse arts scene, which, rooted in tradition, also sets trends around the globe.
For Bidini, Batjer and Shulman, who have performed together in various duo and ensemble combinations over the years, this project comes at the optimum time in their careers with each infusing Los Angeles Piano Trio with decades of wide-ranging musical experience at the highest echelon, for which they have garnered tremendous accolades.