The Claremont Trio Releases Queen of Hearts in Celebration of 20th Anniversary
The Claremont Trio (Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; and Andrea Lam, piano) released its album, Queen of Hearts, on its Tria Records label on February 25, 2022 in celebration of its 20th anniversary. On the new album the Claremont presents music written especially for the group over the last fourteen years by six of today’s leading composers – Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd, Judd Greenstein, Helen Grime, Nico Muhly, and Kati Agócs.
Lauded as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups” (Strad Magazine), the Claremont Trio is sought after for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First Place winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently lauded for their “aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance” (Palm Beach Daily News).
“For this album, we bring together works written for us since 2008 by composers of our own generation. It almost feels as if we have grown up with these incredible artists, musically speaking, over these nearly fifteen years,” said Julia Bruskin. “It’s especially poignant to be able to share this music more widely through this recording, of work made by and with friends, during this time of ongoing uncertainty. We are hopeful that the spirit of collaboration and togetherness that made these works possible comes through to listeners.”
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