Maria Bachmann - violin
Alexis Pia Gerlach - cello
Fabio Bidini - piano
Trio Solisti has forged a reputation as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker) with a passionate performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity and penetrating musical insight. Possessing a repertoire that encompasses the standard repertoire and works by contemporary composers, rave reviews follow the trio throughout its concert tours. Noted Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout proclaimed, “To my mind, Trio Solisti has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind.” Described by The New York Times as “consistently brilliant,” the group has been praised by The Washington Post for its “unrelenting passion and zealous abandon.”
Alongside its ongoing touring activities, Trio Solisti is embarking upon a number of exciting new ventures. In Fall 2015, the ensemble plans to unveil a three-concert series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presenting the complete piano chamber music of Brahms. Special guest performers include violinist Jesse Mills, violists Richard O'Neill and Hsin-Yun Huang, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and French hornist Julie Landsman. The trio will also dedicate itself to recording two magnum opuses: the complete Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff piano trios, and the complete Brahms piano trios, scheduled for release on Aeolian Classics in Fall 2015 and 2016, respectively. In addition, Trio Solisti is working with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon to commission a piano trio to be premiered in 2017.
Critical acclaim was recently accorded the ensemble for its 2014 recording of the Ravel & Chausson piano trios, on Bridge Records. The New York Times raved, "startlingly fresh and fascinating...plenty of fire and excitement in this standout recording." Gramophone magazine described it as "a performance of kaleidoscopic hues, beauty of sound, and bountiful panache. Whether silken or sweeping, the music receives idiomatic and sophisticated treatment as shaped by these keenly perceptive artists."
Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti – featuring violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini – has performed at prestigious concert venues such as the Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, People’s Symphony Concerts at Town Hall, Washington Performing Arts Society at Kennedy Center, Seattle’s Meany Hall and La Jolla’s Revelle Series. The ensemble has a varied discography on a number of record labels, including Naxos, Bridge Records, Endeavour Classics, and Marquis Classics. It actively champions contemporary music, collaborating with leading composers such as Philip Glass, Lowell Liebermann, Paul Moravec, and Kevin Puts.
Trio Solisti proudly marks its 11th year as Ensemble-in-Residence at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, and it is pleased to celebrate the 13th season of Telluride MusicFest, an annual chamber music festival founded by the ensemble.