Ensemble-in-Residence, Chamber Music
Since their formation in 1997, the Boston Trio has become one of today’s most exciting chamber music groups. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating exceptional and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire around the country and abroad.
Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Astrid Schween, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloists, recitalists, and chamber musicians, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Schween, who made her debut as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, enjoys a varied concert career as a soloist and chamber artist. She has been soloist with major orchestras in Canada, U.S., and in Europe. Muresanu, who has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and other top international orchestras, is the recipient of top prizes at the Montreal International Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition. Heng-Jin Park, who made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 15, and is the founding member of the Boston Trio.
Recent highlights for the Boston Trio include performances at UCLA and the Redwood Arts Council, their debut at the Sanibel Chamber Music Festival, performances at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, their debut at Virtuosi Concerts in Winnipeg, and a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Boston Classical Orchestra. Other recent performances include the Trio’s debut at Merkin Hall, nationally televised performances at the Belgrade Music Festival at the Kolarac Foundation Hall in Serbia, a tour of Utah, and numerous other concerts across North America.
The Trio has been invited to perform on numerous prestigious chamber music series, including the Bank of America Celebrity Series; Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood; the Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine; the Harvard Musical Association concerts; Concerts at the Point in Westport, Mass.; the Kalliroscope Gallery concerts at the Indian Hill Music Center; Brigham Young University in Utah; Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; the Howland Chamber Music Circle; the North Pointe Series in New York; the Fitchburg Performing Arts Series; and the Stockbridge Summer Music Series.
The Trio has also performed on the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s “Prelude” Concerts; at Rockefeller University in New York City; the Longy School of Music; Nichols College; and as soloists with the Newton Symphony, performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Boston Trio collaborations include a concert in Jordan Hall with the Borromeo String Quartet to benefit the Red Cross for the victims of September 11, and performances with the Bill T. Jones Dance Company. The Boston Trio, who are frequent guests on “Classics in the Morning” and “Classical Performances” on Boston’s WGBH Radio, released their first CD in 2000, featuring music of Ravel, Brahms, and Suk, and their latest CD, recorded in Jordan Hall in 2013, will be released on the Centaur label.
Committed to bringing chamber music to a broader audience through outreach activities, the Boston Trio has coached chamber music at the Tanglewood Institute of Music and served as Chamber Music Ensemble in Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge from 1997 to 2004. The Boston Trio is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the Killington Music Festival in Killington, Vermont and at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School. The individual members serve on the faculties of New England Conservatory, The Boston Conservatory, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and are in demand as masterclass teachers throughout the United States, Asia and Europe.