The Beacon Street Trio formed at the New England Conservatory in Boston in the autumn of 2014. The members of the trio, Luke Hsu, violin, Rainer Crosett, cello, and Sophie Scolnik-Brower, piano, quickly discovered their love of playing together and had their first public performance in December of 2014 NEC’s Jordan Hall. The trio’s primary mentor and coach has been Vivian Weilerstein, with additional coaching and guidance from Donald Weilerstein and Lucy Chapman.
In addition to working together as a trio, the individual members frequently collaborate in other combinations and settings. Rainer and Sophie have played together throughout their high school years at Phillips Academy Andover and their college years at Harvard University; Luke and Rainer frequently perform as a duo; and Sophie and Luke are currently working towards a joint recital together.
As individuals, their accolades include first prizes at competitions such as the ISANGYUN Competition, the NEC Concerto Competition, and the Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award. They have attended festivals including Yellow Barn, Aspen Music School, and Casals Festival at Prades, and have toured throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Chamber music is at the heart of each of their individual careers, and they each collaborate frequently in performance with luminaries in the field, such as Kim Kashkashian, the Parker String Quartet,
Roger Tapping, the Borromeo String Quartet, Anthony Marwood, and Robert Levin. Luke and Sophie are currently completing their final year of graduate study at NEC, where they continue to work with Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, while Rainer is pursuing further graduate study at the University of Southern California with Ralph Kirshbaum. They come together frequently on both coasts to spend time rehearsing and developing their career as a trio.
This performance marks Beacon Street Trio’s La Jolla Music Society debut.