Trio Nuvola & Goya Piano Trio

October 7, 2023, 11:00 am

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Today we’re featuring two piano trios from the Music Institute of Chicago Academy’s 2022-23 school year, in music of Beethoven, Esmail, Clarke, Mendelssohn, and Shostakovich.

Members of these groups have appeared on Introductions previously, or are set to:
Sameer Agrawal gave a live solo recital in December 2022 and has appeared as a member of different string quartets.
Simon Updegraff will give a live solo recital on November 11, 2023.
Serge Kalinovsky appeared as a member of the Peresson String Quartet in August 2022.
Noah Kim gave a solo piano recital in March 2021; had his competition-winning performance with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago on air in April 2022; and will give a second solo piano recital on December 9, 2023.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in D, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”:
I. Allegro vivace e con brio

Reena Esmail: Piano Trio:
III. Scherzo

Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio:
III. Allegro vigoroso

Trio Nuvola: Sameer Agrawal, violin; Simon Updegraff, cello; Zachary Guo, piano

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
I. Allegro energico e con fuoco

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67:
IV. Allegretto

Goya Piano Trio: Lily Sullivan, violin; Serge Kalinovsky, cello; Noah Kim, piano