|October 25, 2007|
Trio Cavatina makes concert series debut
Trio Cavatina featuring Harumi Rhodes, violin; Leva Jokubaviciute, piano; and Priscilla Lee, cello
Three bright, young virtuosos known as “Trio Cavatina” make their concert series debut Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. at Memorial Chapel with a series of all-Beethoven piano trios.
Formed in early 2005, Trio Cavatina is comprised of Lithuanian pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Harumi Rhodes and cellist Priscilla Lee. Last season was the Trio’s first performing together with debuts at the New School in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston. All three completed the New England Conservatory’s Professional Piano Trio Training Program in 2006-07.
In addition to the classical and romantic trio repertoire, Trio Cavatina performs 20th century and newly composed works, and has worked with American composer Leon Kirchner. Selections for their all-Beethoven performance include Op. 1, No.1; Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost” and Op. 97 “Archduke.”
Trio Cavatina makes their concert series debut Nov. 2, 2007.
Jokubaviciute earned degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music. Her principal teachers have been Seymour Lipkin and Richard Goode, who opened the season for Union’s 36th International Festival of Chamber Music in October.
Rhodes, a graduate of both the Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory, is a leading young violinist who has performed extensively with prestigious musicians worldwide. Upon completing her residency at Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society II, she joined the Boston, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Seattle Chamber Music Societies and has performed at the 2007 Vermont Mozart Festival, in addition to several Musicians from Marlboro tours.
A native of California, Lee began playing the cello at age five. She studied with Ronald Leonard at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, and in 1998 went on to the Curtis Institute of Music to study with David Soyer making her solo debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic later that year. In 2005, she received a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music where she studied with Timothy Eddy and received the 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant. She has performed in numerous festivals including the Marlboro Music Festival and was selected as a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two for the 2006-2009 seasons.
The concert is free for the Union College community; $20 for general admission and $8 for area students. For tickets, call (518) 388-6080; for more information on the Series, call (518) 372-3651 or visit http://www.union.edu/ConcertSeries.