The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its “…incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours.” These qualities have made the Trio a standout at other competitions, with top honors at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 2011 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition (Grand Prize), and the 2011 J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition (First Prize).
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2018-19 Season Preview
The Trio is looking forward to an exciting 2018-19 season! It begins with our debut at the Bard Music Festival performing Rimsky-Korsakov's epic rarely heard trio. Other highlights include international tours to Mexico and Canada, a 10-concert tour of the US-Midwest, Beethoven Triple Concerto in New York City, and the release of our new CD featuring world premieres and commissions by Jennifer Higdon, Sofia Belimova, Jakub Ciupinski, Gilad Cohen, William David Cooper, and Reinaldo Moya.
New CD coming soon!
Our new CD dedicated to our commmissions and premieres over the past 5 years is coming in the spring! Featuring world premiere recordings by Sofia Belimova, Jakub Ciupinski, Gilad Cohen, William David Cooper, Jennifer Higdon, and Reinaldo Moya.
In the meanwhile, the Trio's debut CD "After A Dream" (2014, CAG Records, VIctor Elmaleh Collection) continues to receive critical attention including a feature in the New York Times Classical Playlist praising the ensemble's "polished and spirited" playing.
Visit the updated review section of the website for the latest reviews of Lysander's performances in The Washington Post, The Strad, The New York Times, and more. Our recent performance of Tchaikovsky's Trio in Minneapolis was deemed one of 10 best concerts of 2017 by the Star Tribune!