Ouray Welcomes Trio Solisti for Its Fifth Appearance
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Maria Bachmann, Jon Klibonoff, Alexis Pia Gerlach of Trio Solisti. (Courtesy Photo)
Maria Bachmann, Jon Klibonoff, Alexis Pia Gerlach of Trio Solisti. (Courtesy Photo)
Chamber Music Performance, June 6

OURAY – Trio Solisti, the highly acclaimed chamber music trio, will be returning to Ouray to perform an evening program on Friday, June 6. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at the Ouray School, 400 7th Ave. The performance, sponsored by the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, will be the New York-based trio’s fifth appearance in Ouray.

Trio Solisti has earned a national reputation for its passionate and adventurous performances marked by exquisite individuality of expression and seamless ensemble playing. Trio Solisti has made critically acclaimed debut performances at Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Lincoln Center, and in Cortona, Italy. The group’s 2007-08 season includes performances in Telluride, Moab and the Grand Canyon, as well as in other venues across the United States.

At the Ouray concert, Trio Solisti will be performing the “‘Archduke’ Trio in B flat major, Opus 97” by Beethoven, Ravel’s “Piano Trio in A minor” and “Le Grand Tango” by Piazzolla.

The three fine instrumentalists who make up the trio, Maria Bachmann, Alexis Pia Gerlach and Jon Klibonoff, have created performances together that have thrilled audiences across America. The New York Times has described Trio Solisti as “compelling and consistently brilliant.”

Bachmann is a violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence. The New York Times has hailed her as “a violinist of soul and patrician refinement,” and The Boson Globe has similarly praised her as being “astonishing in every musical and technical regard.” Bachmann, who studied at The Curtis Institute of Music, performs on a 1782 violin by Niccolo Gagliano.

Cellist Gerlach has performed as both a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. She has appeared as guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New Jersey Chamber Music Society, and at numerous festivals including the Aspen Music Festival. Recent solo performances include the La Jolla Chamber Music Society and the Charleston and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. Gerlach studied at the Yale School of Music and the Juilliard School.

Pianist Klibonoff has performed as an orchestra soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and has won numerous prestigious awards. In addition to performing with Trio Solisti, he has been guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and with the Shanghai, Miami and Lark String quartets. Klibonoff performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institute. His many orchestral appearances include the Baltimore, Utah, Buffalo, and Denver symphonies. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, Klibonoff is currently on the faculty of SUNY Purchase College.

Tickets for Trio Solisti are $20 (students are free), available in advance at Buckskin Booksellers in Ouray, Cimarron Books and Coffee in Ridgway, and Jovis Coffee in Montrose. A generous donation to make this concert possible has been given by Citizens Bank of Ouray.
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