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Trio Valtorna
June 16 at 4pm
Simms Center for the Performing Arts


Brahms: Horn Trio Op. 40

John Harbison:  Twilight Music for horn, violin, & piano

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30 #2

“The second movement was lyrical and hushed, played with a beautifully sustained melodic line. The finale had romantic sweep, with both gentleness and power.”
– Gilbert H. Mott, Danbury News-Times

Bringing together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists, Trio Valtorna formed in 2011. Renowned violinist Ida Kavafian and virtuoso French hornist David Jolley have performed together since their summers at Northern New Mexico’s Music from Angel Fire Festival (where Ms. Kavafian served as artistic director for 35 years). The addition of outstanding pianist Gilles Vonsattel allows these artists to perform the very special repertoire for horn trio, year ‘round. Fred Kirshnit, writing in the New York Sun, called Ms. Kavafian’s artistry “meaningful and affecting”, while the New Yorker has praised Mr. Jolley’s “richly melancholy horn solos”, and David Weininger in the Boston Globe observed the “clarity and light touch” of Gilles Vonsattel. The ensemble promises to offer chamber music par excellence to audiences across the United States.

Highlights for Trio Valtorna’s recent seasons include performances with the Coastal Concerts series, Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Chamber on the Mountain and the Auburn Chamber Music Society.

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