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Bethlehem, Pa., February 2, 2010—The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem will present the "Vienna Piano Trio" on Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall at Moravian College. The Trio will be performing a program of Mozart, Schumann, and Brahms. The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem has been bringing world class ensembles to the Lehigh Valley since 1951.
For almost 20 years, the Vienna Piano Trio has been performing regularly in virtually every major music center in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. The trio was founded by violinist Wolfgang Redik, cellist Marcus Trefny and pianist Stefan Mendl in 1988; in the summer of 2001, Matthias Gredler replaced Trefny as the trio’s cellist. The Vienna Piano Trio regularly performs at music festivals and tours worldwide, performing in major music cities such as London, Paris and New York. From 1997 to 2006, the trio held its own annual series of concerts, and the 2006/2007 season marked the inaugural season of the ensemble’s residency at the “Wiener Konzerthaus.”
The group’s discography includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvoøák, Shostakovich and Schnittke, and its recordings have earned the trio highest critical acclaim as well as several awards. In addition to performing, the ensemble has begun teaching on an increasingly regular basis. The three musicians have given master classes at London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal College of Music, at Sydney’s Conservatory of Music, and at the University of Wellington, as well as in institutes in Finland, France and the US. Redik plays a violin by J.B. Guadagnini from 1772, on loan from the Austrian National Bank, and Gredler plays a cello by Guadagnini from 1752.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students and $5 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.lvartsboxoffice.org
Foy Hall is located on Moravian’s Hurd Campus in historic Bethlehem, Pa. For information on subscriptions and performers, visit www.cmsob.org or call (610) 435-7611.