The Prima Trio returns in concert at Vintage House this Sunday. The Trio will perform a mix of classical, contemporary and crossover music. For the first time, the Trio will feature duets for clarinet and piano, and violin and piano as well.
The Prima Trio was founded in 2004, while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. The Trio won the Grand Prize in the 2007 Bischoff Chamber Music Competition, and have performed in over 100 concerts across the United States. They recently released their first CD, “Prima,” featuring the music of Aram Khachaturian, Astor Piazzolla, Darius Milhaud and Peter Schickele. For their March 19 concert, the Trio will perform works by Robert Schumann, Astor Piazzolla, Srul Irwin Glick, Fritz Kreisler, Alamiro Giampieri and Alexander Arutiunian, among others.
The Prima Trio is composed of Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet; Gulia Gurevich, violin and viola; and Anastasia Dedik, piano. Allakhverdyan is the principal clarinetist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and was previously principal clarinetist of the New York Metropolitan Opera orchestra. Gurevich made her solo debut at the age of 14 and her conducting debut at the age of 15. She has performed with the Boston, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Charleston symphony orchestras and is a founder of the LA String Kollektiv. Dedik has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and at the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The concert is part of the Sonoma Classical Music Society’s concert series. The next concert will be on Sunday, April 23, when Sonoma’s own violin virtuoso Nigel Armstrong returns in an accompanied recital.
The Sonoma Classical Music Society was formed in 2004 with the mission of sponsoring a series of classical music concerts in Sonoma.
Tickets for the March 19 performance at 3 p.m. are $35 for adults, $25 for members of the Sonoma Classical Music Society and $10 for students. They can be purchased from Readers’ Books, Pharmaca, at Vintage House, at the Society’s website (www.sonomaclassical.org), and at the door.