Merz Trio

Thursday, January 62022, 3:30 PM ET

Lee Dionne, piano
Brigid Coleridge, violin
Julia Yang, cello

Booking Contact
Concert Artists Guild

Tim Mar, Vice President
www.concertartists.org
tmar@concertartists.org
(212) 333-5200

Program

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 
Johannes Brahms
 I. Allegro con brio – Tranquillo – In tempo ma sempre  

Zortziko-Fandango 
Lee Dionne  

Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
IV. Finale. Allegro (excerpt)

Cabaret Songs, Volume I
William Bolcom (arr. Merz Trio)
II. Fur (1985) 

La Vie en Rose
Louiguy / Mannot (arr. Merz Trio) 

Night 
Florence Price (arr. Merz Trio) 

Biography

Hailed as “entrancing” (BBC Music Magazine) and “artists in the deepest sense of the word” (CutCommon) the Merz Trio, top prize winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, have been lauded for their “stunning virtuosity… fresh and surprising interpretations” (Reading Eagle), and “perfection of intonation and ensemble” (Hudson Review). Seamlessly tacking between traditional repertoire and the music of our time, the Trio are known for their vibrantly dynamic programming, wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaborations, and prolific new arrangements of works for piano trio. The Trio are equally known for their imaginative integration of music and text in their programming, ranging from their recital-theater piece built around Shakespeare’s Macbeth (“Those Secret Eyes”), to their recent album interweaving Ravel’s Trio with short pieces, poems, and diaries of the era (Ink,  August, 2021). Upcoming debut performances include Carnegie Hall and Het Concertgebouw (22-23). Merz Trio are represented by Concert Artists Guild.