|Limestone to Host Young Classical Music Trio ETA-3|
ETA-3, a classical music trio formed at The Juilliard School, will perform at Limestone College on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium.
ETA-3 is comprised of American flutist Chelsea Knox, Japanese pianist Tomoko Nakayama and Russian clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky. They derived the group's name from a luminous and spectacular star-forming nebula in Earth's galaxy.
Tomoko Nakayama has been acclaimed as both a collaborative pianist and harpsichordist. She has appeared most recently with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, at Merkin Concert Hall, New York, and at the Tanglewood Music Festival. As winner of the Samuel Sanders Award, she was a featured artist at the 2008 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, and was also resident accompanist for the Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy in 2007. A member of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Nakayama plays both piano and celesta. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in harpsichord and a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano, both from The Juilliard School.
Alexey Gorokholinsky began his musical studies at age 5 on the piano. At age 7, he took up the clarinet, studying with his father, Valery Gorokholinsky, an accomplished orchestral and solo clarinetist. Alexey came to the United States at age 15 to attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy (CA) and then The Juilliard School, where he was a full scholarship student. During his freshman year he won The Juilliard Clarinet Concerto Competition and made his New York City debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra. He was also a top prize winner of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony, first annual Buffet Crampon, and International Clarinet Association competitions.