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Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio
August 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$35
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Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio
Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio brings to each performance its distinctive fusion of authority and experience, energy, and passion. These three musicians comprise an ensemble that embraces the music of the future while offering fresh insights into three centuries of masterworks. After a decade of performances with cellist Clancy Newman, the Trio is delighted to welcome the phenomenal cellist Peter Stumpf, who joins the group beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Hailed by The New York Times as “Three strong voices, locked in sequence,” the Trio was originally founded in 2001, and has presented concerts throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, with multiple appearances at The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Baltimore’s Shriver Hall, Princeton, UCLA, Indiana and Oxford Universities, Tel-Aviv Museum, and for the Chamber Music Societies of Edinburgh, Santander, Pasadena, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City and Tucson, among others.
The Trio is frequently engaged to appear as soloists in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with orchestras such as the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Camerata, New Bedford Symphony and Sioux City Symphony. A performance of the Triple Concerto at the Prague Festival was praised for its “rare timbral refinement, nobility and virtuosic brilliance…among the brightest moments of this year’s Festival” (Lidove noviny, Prague). Other international festival performances have included appearances at the Jeju Island Music Festival in Korea and the Festival of the Sound in Canada.
The Trio is known for its performances of Beethoven’s complete cycle of works for Piano Trio, which are an ongoing part of its programming. The group is also committed to new music, and has commissioned many works, including Lera Auerbach’s “Triptych: The Mirror With Three Faces” and Clancy Newman’s “Juxt-Opposition”, as well as “Variations on a Poem” by Michael Hersch. During the 2014-15 season, the Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio will give the world premiere of Michael Gilbertson’s new concerto for trio and orchestra, commissioned by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.
The Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio records for Bridge Records. An upcoming CD project featuring works by Fred Lerdahl is scheduled for the summer of 2015, and a 2014 release entitled An American Tour includes world premiere recordings of four new American trios by Lera Auerbach, Chen Yi, Clancy Newman and Paul Schoenfeld. A 2011 release of Brahms and Smetana trios has received great critical acclaim – Fanfare Magazine hailed it as “absolutely one fabulous chamber music recording you cannot afford to be without… This may just be the best of the best Brahms B Major Trio recordings.” Previously Bridge also presented the Trio’s recording of Paul Chihara’s trio, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, a work the group commissioned and premiered in 2006 at the Kennedy Center.
The Trio is well known to American radio audiences through nationwide broadcasts on shows such as NPR’s Performance Today and WNYC’s SoundCheck. An appearance on St. Paul Sunday has been broadcast nationally several times, and was selected for St. Paul Sunday’s “Best of the Year” CD.
Delores Stevens, piano
A pianist whose professional career has shined with many facets, Delores Stevens achieved early success by winning the coveted Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena California and recently she received the “Living Legacy Award” from the Young Musician’s Foundation in ceremonies at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. As a member of the acclaimed Montagnana Trio, she gave more than 500 concerts throughout Europe and North America. Delores Stevens has received many accolades for her inspired performances of contemporary music. For example, a Los Angeles Times music critic described her collaboration with violinist Paul Zukovsky as “…the definitive performance.” And Newsweek’s Alan Rich wrote, “She tamed (this) energetic, unruly, immensely challenging music with splendid technique… All of her program demonstrated her special mastery.” At home on the international concert stage, Delores Stevens toured Japan twice in the 90’s; one of which was under the auspices of the US State Department and recently she has performed in Australia and South America. She has recorded for 16 different record labels in all genres of music from Hindemith to Mozart, and her solo piano CD recording Pilgrimage is available on the Dominguez Digital label. Always a tireless champion of new music, she has commissioned and premiered works by more than two dozen composers and has been winner of the prestigious Performer Award from the National Association of Composers. In addition, in 1988 she was awarded a 6-year Touring Solo Artist Grant from the California Arts Council. Delores Stevens has served six terms as governor and trustee of the “Grammy” sponsor Recording Academy in Los Angeles and has been Director of the Chamber Music Program for the Young Musician’s Foundation for the last two decades. (She has served MVCMS as Artistic Director since its inception 45 years ago)