Linfield Lively Arts to feature Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Award-winning classical musicians Trio con Brio Copenhagen will perform Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for Linfield students with current ID.

A reception will follow the performance.

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series and presented in partnership with Friends of Chamber Music.

The trio features Natalia Prishepenko, violin; Soo-Kyung Hong, cello; and Jens Elvekjaer, piano; performing Piano Trio in E major, K. 542 by W.A. Mozart, Piano Trio in C major by Gaspar Cassadó, and Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn.

Trio con Brio Copenhagen first commanded international attention with a performance that won the highest prize at Germany’s prestigious ARD-Munich Competition in 2002. The group is one of only four recipients of the coveted Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, which resulted in appearances in 20 major concert series across the U.S., including at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

They have earned top honors in numerous chamber music competitions, such as Italy’s Premio Vittorio Gui, Norway’s Trondheim Chamber Music Competition and the Danish Radio Competition. The performers have each also won top prizes in international solo competitions and appeared as soloists with orchestras and festivals around the world.

Soo-Kyung Hong, Elvekjaer and Soo-Jin Hong are the co-founders and artistic directors of the Copenhagen Chamber Music Festival, which they launched in 2011.Prishepenko, who is substituting for Soo-Jin Hong on this tour, is the leader of Germany’s Artemis Quartet and plays a violin by Joseph Guarneri. Soo-Kyung Hong plays a Giovanni Grancino cello from 1672. Pianist Jens Elvekjaer is Denmark’s first and only Steinway artist.

The Linfield Lively Arts Series features guest artists in concerts and in outreach activities, including master classes, open rehearsals and “Meet the Musicians” events with students and local audiences. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

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