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Sun, Mar 4 2018 4:00 PM

Trio Foss

Trio Foss make their Old First Concerts debut with a program featuring chamber works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, and Martinů.

Trio Foss
Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Nina Flyer, cello; Joseph Irrera, piano

Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven Trio, Op. 11
Bohuslav Martinů Bergerettes

Trio Foss is a new group just entering the music scene. Having only been in existence for a few months now, the trio has already secured concerts throughout the Bay Area and is in the midst of its first recording project with composer Allan Crossman. Trio Foss is a fusion of varying personalities, backgrounds, and nationalities. Icelandic Violinist Hrabba Atladottir is in high demand as both a soloist and chamber musician. She frequently appears in the USA and abroad and has toured with her native Icelander, Björk. Here in the Bay Area she is a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Players. Nina Flyer was on the faculty for many years at the University of the Pacific where she was also a member of the UOP trio in residence, Trio180. She has worked and recorded with many record labels including Skywalker Sound, and her 2005 CD with the English Chamber Orchestra was nominated for a Grammy. Locally Nina is principal cellist of the Pacific Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly with Composers Inc. Concert pianist and Steinway Artist Joseph Irrera is new to the Bay Area. Originally from Western, NY he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music and tours with his brother John, as the Irrera Brothers Piano & Violin Duo. Joseph’s solo and duo concerts have taken him to Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and internationally. Joseph is represented by Parker Artists. For this concert, Trio Foss will present the monumental trio by Shostakovich, the Op. 11 Trio by Beethoven and Martinu’s folksy and energetic Bergerettes.