|Steinway Series Concludes Thursday with Performance by Manhattan Piano Trio|
On Thursday, April 19th, Limestone will kick off Alumni Weekend 2012 with a performance by the Manhattan Piano Trio in the College's Fullerton Auditorium.
The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. The concert will be followed immediately by a reception with the Trio in Winnie Davis Hall of History.
Hailed by critics as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio has quickly become one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in the United States. With more than 500 performances since its inception in 2004, MPT is one of the most active groups in the classical music scene, welcomed by enthusiastic audiences in over 35 American states, Italy, South Africa and Australia. The Washington Post described the Trio as "impressive" and "outstanding," while the Sarasota Herald Tribune said "one seldom is privileged to enjoy music of such a wide range of styles performed with self-effacing skill and relaxed assurance."
The Trio comprises Milana Strezeva (Piano), Wayne Lee (Violin), and Dmitry Kouzov (Cello), all award winning soloists in their own right. Since its inception in 2004, the Trio has captured grand prizes at the Plowman Competition and at the Yellow Springs Competition; runner-up at the Chesapeake Competition; and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Listeners' Choice Award in Melbourne.