Benedetti to make NYC trio debut at 92nd Street Y

Benedetti to make NYC trio debut at 92nd Street Y

Nicola Benedetti with cellist Leonard Elschebroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk
(Photo credit: Mark McNulty)

Violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk will make their New York debut on April 6, 2017 at the 92nd Street Y. Acclaimed as leading soloists of their generation, they have been performing together as a trio since they met as young music students in London. While attending the Menuhin School, Benedetti and Elschenbroich played chamber music together and later met Alexei Grynyuk, who was studying at the Royal Academy of Music. They made their debut as a trio in the 2009/10 season with multiple concerts in the U.K. and at Schloss Elmau in Germany. Since then, Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk have maintained their passionate commitment to chamber music with their regular and compelling performances at prestigious concert halls around the world.

The trio’s recent highlights include performances at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall London, Birmingham Symphony Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Die Glocke Bremen, Hong Kong City Hall, two tours of South America, and an extensive tour of Scotland including concerts at Edinburgh Usher Hall and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Gergiev, Istanbul, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International.

In September 2015, the trio played a sold-out BBC Proms appearance at London’s Cadogan Hall. The Arts Desk lauded the concert as “a convincing Brahms Trio performance to end the [2015] Proms Chamber Music series … Everything the trio did helped to reveal the complexities and demands of the work as a convincing whole. The poise and elegance of the hushed ending was remarkable.”

In 2015-16, the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk trio made multiple appearances around the United Kingdom, culminating in a February 2016 performance on the Southbank Centre’s International Chamber Music Series in London. The 2016-17 season sees them performing in the United Kingdom, Istanbul, Copenhagen and Dortmund, in addition to their New York appearance at the 92nd Street Y.

The 92nd Street Y program will feature a first half of duos: a sonata each by Ravel and Debussy, followed by the U.S. premiere of Mark-Anthony Turange’s Duetti d’Amore, inspired by Benedetti and Elschenbroich’s relationship both on and off stage. The trio closes the concert with Tchaikovsky’s poignant and lyrical Piano Trio in A minor.

Concert Information
Nicola Benedetti, violin / Leonard Elschenbroich, cello / Alexei Grynyuk, piano
Date: Thu, April 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Location: 92nd Street Y
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
City: New York, NY
Ravel: Violin Sonata
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Duetti d’Amore for Violin and Cello (U.S. Premiere)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
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