|Johannes Brahms||Piano Trio No. 2 in C major||Op. 87||1882|
|Lili Boulanger||“D’un vieux jardin” from Three Pieces (arr. Merz Trio)||1914|
|Dmitri Shostakovich||Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor||Op. 8||1923|
|Maurice Ravel||La Valse (arr. Merz Trio)||M. 72b||1920|
About the Artists
Winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions, Merz Trio are passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music through vibrantly dynamic programming and wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration.
Their narrative programming style juxtaposes classical standards, new music, and their own arrangements of familiar and forgotten works, fluidly interwoven and guided with speaking from the Trio’s members. Their interdisciplinary collaborations include ongoing projects with dancer Caroline Copeland, Sandglass Puppet Theater, chef David Bouley, and videographer Chris Kitchen.
In coming seasons, Merz Trio are looking forward to debuts at Merkin Hall in NYC, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. They have been encouraged in their explorations by numerous institutional homes around the world, including the New England Conservatory, Yellow Barn, Snape Maltings, Avaloch Farm Institute, the Naumburg Foundation, the Lake Champlain, Olympic, and Chesapeake Music Festivals, and the Fischoff Competition.
Merz Trio are represented by Concert Artists Guild and make their homes in Boston.