The UGA Performing Arts Center presents the Amelia Piano Trio on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall as part of the Franklin College Chamber Music Series.
The series is celebrating its 30th anniversary season presenting chamber music concerts free of charge to the community.
Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio is among the most exciting young chamber ensembles to appear in the past decade. Called “remarkable” by Strings magazine and “exemplary” by The Strad magazine, the group has quickly become one of its generation’s most sought-after ensembles. In its short history the Amelia Piano Trio has recorded critically acclaimed CDs for Naxos and Cedille Records, and has been the recipient of the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.
In 2003 the Trio was asked by National Public Radio to be the Young Ensemble in Residence, which put the it firmly in the foreground of classical music in America, reaching an estimated 1.5 million listeners. Performing 15 works that spanned the centuries, the Trio forged a lasting relationship with NPR. In October 2006, the Trio was featured on Chicago’s WFMT in live broadcast performances of the complete Beethoven Trios.
The Trio has performed extensively in North America and abroad, including France, Italy, Panama and the Caribbean. The ensemble also has released recordings on the world music label Traditional Crossroads and has toured throughout the world with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.
The members of the Amelia Piano Trio are violinist Anthea Kreston, cellist Jason Duckles and pianist Rieko Aizawa. The Trio’s Athens concert will be recorded for national radio broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.