After thirty-eight years of success the world over, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth, and magnetism to the concert stage. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.
In addition to performances of André Previn’s acclaimed Trio No. 2, commissioned by the Music Accord consortium of presenters, highlights of the 2014-15 season include recitals in New York City, Cincinnati, Miami, Washington DC, and the complete three-concert cycle of all the Beethoven trios for the Detroit Chamber Music Society. Their 15-16 Season features premiere performances of a new Trio by David Ludwig, commissioned specifically for them, Dvorak Quartet performances with Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Schubert’s glorious “Trout” Quintet with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a Beethoven Trio Cycle in Miami among other highlights.
On the recording front, 2014 saw the release of “Passionate Diversions,” works written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich including her Quintet, Septet, and Trio on the AZICA label (2014). The Trio also recently released a double CD set of Schubert on the BRIDGE label to great acclaim. The Trio’s previous recording projects on KOCH include a 4-disc Brahms Cycle of the complete trios, Arensky & Tchaikovsky Trios and a beloved two-volume set of the complete Beethoven Trios. In addition, KOCH re-released many of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio’s hallmark recordings, including works of Maurice Ravel, Richard Danielpour and of Dmitri Shostakovich as well as “Legacies,” filled with trios written especially for the group by Pärt, Zwilich, Kirchner and Silverman.
Celebrations of the Trio’s 40th Anniversary begin in the 2016-17 season and include a repeat of their White House program (Mendelssohn and Schubert) with a specially commissioned opening work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Zwilich, complete Beethoven cycles at Boston’s Gardner Museum and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and much more.
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio last performed with La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest, 2011.