The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
“It’s a rare luxury to hear music-making of such integrity and joy and an equally rare privilege to be party to such an intimate musical conversation.” — American Record Guide
Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. As one of the only long-lived ensembles with all of its original members, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.
The Trio celebrated its 40th anniversary with a complete Beethoven cycle at Boston’s Gardner Museum, spread over three weekends, an all-Beethoven program at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, where they are Ensemble-in-Residence. Performances that stretch across the US from the La Jolla Summerfest to New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall continue their legacy of introducing new works with a celebratory commission, “Pas de Trois,” written for them by Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.