The Lincoln Trio
Desirée Ruhstrat, violin David Cunliffe, cello Marta Aznavoorian, piano
Piano Trio in G minor H.XV No.1 Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Silver Dagger (2009), Written for the Lincoln Trio Stacy Garrop (b.1969)
Piano Trio (1921) Rebecca Clark (1886-1979)
Moderato ma appassionato
Andante molto simplice
Piano Trio in B-flat, op.97 "Archduke" Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Andante cantabile ma però con moto
Allegro moderato – Presto
Nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY Award for Best Performance by a Small Ensemble, the Lincoln Trio has become Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensemble. Praised for their "joy of sheer technical ability, unanimity of phrasing and beautiful blended tone" the trio takes its name from their home in the heartland of the USA. The Trio's polished presentations of well-known chamber works and their ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire has led to the group's reputation as a first rate ensemble, drawing an eclectic audience of sophisticated music lovers, young admirers of contemporary programs, and students discovering chamber music for the first time. They were the winners of the 2008 Masterplayers International Competition in Venice, Italy.
Each member is an artist of international renown. Violinist Desirée Ruhstrat has performed throughout the US and Europe, appearing at the White House and performing on a live radio broadcast heard around the world with the Berlin Radio Orchestra. Cellist David Cunliffe has performed with the BBC and Royal Scottish orchestras as well as touring as a member of the Balanescu Quartet, and pianist Marta Aznavoorian has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House.
The Lincoln Trio appear by arrangement with Lisa Sapinkopf Artists