Trio Céleste

Sunday, January 6, 2019 · 4:00PM

Program included: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla

We caught this West Coast group on a rare Midwest tour. They’ve
wowed audiences worldwide with their “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad) and “flawless” (New York Concert Review) interpretations.


Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (selections) - Astor Piazzolla, arr. for piano trio by José Bragato


Excerpt of Review by John W. Barker

In its Salon Piano Series, Farley's House of Pianos has been offering splendid piano recitals. But it has augmented that by bringing other musicians to join in chamber music programs, showing them at work with the vintage pianos in the Farley collection, so lovingly restored.

On Sunday afternoon, the series brought the Trio Céleste from California to play just such a program. Consisting of violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, cellist Ross Gasworth and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, the group played a demanding program of predominantly Russian origins.

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Excerpt of Review by Greg Hettmansberger

Most of the time the Salon Piano Series, an exquisite season of four concerts held in Farley's House of Pianos showroom, features pianists, usually one at a time. But Tim and Renee Farley have developed a delicious habit of adding a small ensemble into the mix, and it was a winning combination Sunday afternoon.

Trio Céleste consists of Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, Ross Gasworth, cello and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks. They have been together for about seven years, but it is in the last couple of seasons that their reputation has made a meteoric rise, thanks in part to a Carnegie Hall debut last year. Based at the University of California-Irvine, the group heads east about once a month; the audience that packed salon at Farley's clearly appreciated that now it was Madison's turn.

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