January 20, 1997

Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio Does Three at Concert Hall

The Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio performed the first of three programs of Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schubert this month at Middlebury College's Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts.

The trio is, in the words of John Rockwell of the New York Times, "one of the best blended, most sensitive and intelligent piano trios in the world today." The internationally acclaimed soloists Joseph Kalichstein, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson breathe beauty and excitement into their playing that makes each performance a memorable experience.

A perennial favorite of chamber music societies, university series and international festivals, the trio tours annually in the United States and Europe, and appears regularly at the world's premier concert halls. Among their acclaimed recordings are a disc of Beethoven's "Archduke" Trio and "Kakadu" Variations. Their performance of Beethoven's :"Triple" Concerto with the English Chamber Orchestra has been hailed by Gramophone as one of the very best. The trio's most recent release is a 3-CD "Vox Box," including three Brahms trios, two Mendelssohn trios, and a Dvorak "Dumky." To celebrate the trio's 20th anniversary in 1997, Arabesque will release "Legacies," piano trios composed for Kalichstein-Lardeo-Robinson by Hallgrimsson, Kirchner, Pärt, Silverman, and Zwilich.