Under the direction of Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, the Professional Piano Trio Program is open to advanced piano trios which show the talent and commitment necessary to pursue a concert career. One trio is in-residence at a time, typically for a period of two years.
The program offers intensive training and coaching for exceptional trios. Highlights include three hours of ensemble coaching per week, weekly individual studio instruction from NEC string faculty and Ms. Hornik Weilerstein (piano), daily group rehearsals, and training in all aspects of musicianship and career development. Piano trios perform an annual recital in world-renowned Jordan Hall and give performances in venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the New School Schneider Concert Series, and the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society.
Each member of the ensemble is awarded a full tuition scholarship plus a $10,000 annual living stipend.
We are delighted to welcome pianist Andrew Barnwell, violinist Grant Houston, and cellist Yi-Mei Templeman from the Trio Gaia as our 2021 Professional Piano Trio Program ensemble.
Past NEC trios
Merz Trio (2018-2021)
Lee Dionne, piano; Brigid Coleridge, violin; Julia Yang, cello
Trio Cleonice (2014)
Emely Phelps, piano; Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin; Gwen Krosnick, cello
The New Trio (2010)
Julio Elizalde, piano; Andrew Wan, violin; Gal Nyska, cello
Moët Trio (2009)
Michael Mizrahi, piano; Yuri Namkung, violin; Yves Dharamraj, cello
Trio Cavatina (2007)
Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Priscilla Lee, cello
Tel-Aviv Trio (2005)
Jonathan Aner, piano; Matan Givol, violin; Ira Givol, cello
Tal Trio (2003)
Anna Keiserman, piano; Gregory Ahss, violin; Zvi Orlianski, cello