Isabella Lippi Trio

Friday, May 19, 2017 · 7:30PM

Program included: Mozart, Shostakovich, Dvořák

Violinist Isabella Lippi has been called “a standout, even among virtuosos.” Cellist Paula Kosower is an active performer and teacher currently residing in Chicago. Pianist Kuang-Hao Huang has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Asia.


Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 - Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90, “Dumky” - Antonín Dvořák

Excerpt of Review by Greg Hettmansberger

It has been proven repeatedly that the greatest works in the realm of chamber music invariably receive their greatest performances from players who have played together for years; many well-known string quartet members will tell you that their professional relationships are often closer than their marriages.

So the curiosity bar was raised when the close of the Salon Piano Series was announced, with the Isabella Lippi Trio (pictured above, courtesy of Farley's House of Pianos), tackling three undisputed masterpieces of the piano trio repertoire. One learned after the evening, over the usually lovely reception presented at Farley's House of Pianos, that violinist Lippi, cellist Paula Kosower, and pianist Kuang-Hao Huang had all played together—in other ensembles. But in the intimate confines of the Farley's showroom last Friday, they tackled piano trios of Mozart, Shostakovich and Dvorak.

Read the full review