Monday, November 9
Roshong Recital Hall, 7:00pm
Pay at door: $15/adults; $5/children; FLC students free with ID
"Impassioned, totally committed playing" (Audiophile Audition) describes performances by Trio Solis ("of the sun"), which was founded in 2008 by violinist Corinne Stillwell, cellist Gregory Sauer, and pianist Read Gainsford. Already distinguished as soloists, these energetic performers have embarked on a journey together to explore the piano trio repertoire with a unique synergy of brilliant technique, probing musicianship and a breadth of experience.
Highlights of recent seasons include the Trio’s debut at Carnegie Hall and a collaboration with internationally acclaimed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman for the Seven Days of Opening Nights series. They have toured across the Southeast from Texas to North Carolina and frequently present highly anticipated performances in their home community. Committed to sharing music by 20th- and 21st- century composers, they are also regularly featured artists in the biennial Festival of New Music in Tallahassee, FL.
Beyond their performing activities, the members of Trio Solis are devoted teachers and maintain full studios at the third-largest music school in the United States, the College of Music at Florida State University. Their students have achieved successes in competitions, have won positions as teachers and performers, and have been accepted at other top graduate schools. In addition to their teaching, the Trio offers traditional masterclasses and school residencies and also hosts Building Bridges, a project that benefits community organizations through collaborative performances with outstanding young musicians.
The Trio’s first CD, Diamonds in a Haystack, was released by MSR Classics in February of 2012. Featuring works by Françaix, Schoenfield, and Babajanian, it has been hailed by the American Record Guide as "an exceptional recording. All the players are a pleasure to listen to ... the result is captivating."