Indian Hill Music welcomes the esteemed Triton Horn Trio in an all-Brahms program on Saturday, February 16, at 8:00 p.m. in The Kalliroscope Gallery, 264 Main Street, Groton, MA. Their program will feature three works by Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in E Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 38; Sonata No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 78; and Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op.40. A wine and cheese reception with the performers follows the concert.
The Triton Horn Trio is comprised of three well-known soloists: pianist Mihae Lee; hornist William Purvis; and violinist Ani Kavafian. Prize-winners since their teenage days, these three kindred spirits are excited to unite their distinguished and seasoned performing careers in this ensemble, which was formed in 2004. The Triton Trio performs innovative programs of various combinations of solos and duos along with works of Brahms, Harbison, Lansky, Ligeti, and others.
Korean-born pianist Mihae Lee has captivated audiences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia in solo recitals and chamber music concerts, performing in such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie. She is artistic director of the Essex Winter Series in Connecticut, a longtime member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and has collaborated with the Tokyo, Muir, Cassatt and Manhattan string quartets. Ms. Lee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School and her artist diploma from the New England Conservatory, studying with Martin Canin and Russell Sherman. She has released compact discs on the Bridge, Etcetera, EDI, Northeastern, and BCM labels.
William Purvis, French horn, pursues a multifaceted career both in the U.S. and abroad as horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor, and educator. A passionate advocate of new music, he has participated in numerous premieres as hornist and conductor, including horn concerti by Lieberson, Northcott, and Penderecki; and horn trios by Ruders and Lansky. A frequent guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center , he is also a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Yale Brass Trio, and is an emeritus member of Orpheus. Mr. Purvis’s recent recordings include quintets for piano and winds of Mozart and Beethoven on historical instruments with the Smithsonian Players. Since 1999, he has been a faculty member at the Yale School of Music, where he is also the Director of the Collection of Musical Instruments.
Violinist Ani Kavafian has enjoyed a career as soloist with major orchestras, chamber musician, and recitalist. She is also in great demand as a teacher, having taught at Mannes and Manhattan schools of music, Queens College, McGill, and Stony Brook universities. She has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia, and Cleveland Orchestras, and with the Los Angeles and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras. A recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, Ms. Kavafian has performed at the White House and has been featured on many network and PBS television music specials. She is also is artistic director of the New Jersey chamber music series Mostly Music, and professor in the Practice of Violin at Yale School of Music.