Junction Trio combines three game-changing musicians’ talents into one sensational and eclectic group. This “spectacularly talented” (SeenandHeard International) all-star trio derives its name from its members’ initials: J – C – T.
Each artist has appeared previously on the Series in an unexpected pairing, and the trio’s program for this concert interweaves the old and the new in surprising and illuminating ways: arrangements of Renaissance madrigals and trios by Ravel and Schumann sit alongside a Celebrity Series co-commission, Bells and Whistles by Amy Williams.
J stands for violinist Stefan Jackiw, who most recently appeared with Celebrity Series alongside pianist Jeremy Denk for a deep dive into the violin sonatas of Charles Ives.
C is for cellist Jay Campbell, last heard by Celebrity Series audiences in an unconventional but acclaimed pairing with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in the 2019/20 season.
T represents pianist Conrad Tao, heard most recently in 2021 in his celebrated Boston solo recital debut at Pickman Hall. Tao made his Series debut with dancer Caleb Teicher in More Forever, and has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times.
Audiences around the country have been thrilled by this amazing trio of friends and collaborators, and we can’t wait to share their artistry with you!
.East Coast Premiere
“Watching the trio perform, one really couldn’t tell who was happier to be there—the rapt audience or the musicians, who threw themselves into repertoire they clearly love.”Aspen Times
“Excitement may be the best word to characterize the Junction Piano Trio.”Lincoln Star Journal