|Vol. 17, No. 4||Sept. 25, 1997|
The Los Angeles Times called the trio "a world-class ensemble" and the Washington Post hailed its music as "chamber music at its best." These dynamic musicians are repeatedly recognized by all who hear them for their joy of performance as well as for their virtuoso musicianship.
During the spring of 1992, the Amadeus Trio made its Lincoln Center debut in Alice Tully Hall, a performance that elicited spontaneous applause and shouts from the audience between movements-treatment very rarely accorded any debut in New York.
Thereafter, the trio immediately was invited to perform at some of the country's major musical venues, including New York's Carnegie Hall. The group has performed numerous times on National Public Radio's Performance Today program and performed live on major classical music stations like WQXR in New York and WGBH in Boston.
The group's current plans include the recording of a CD composed of rarely heard works crafted by Spanish composers and a second project devoted to recording the complete Dvorak piano trios.
Members of the trio include pianist Marian Hahn, violinist Timothy Baker and cellist Jeffrey Solow.
Hahn has been a top prize-winner in national and international competitions, including the Leventritt International Competitions, Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition and the Busoni International Piano Competition. She gave her New York recital debut as a Concert Artists Guild winner.
Her playing has been hailed as "passionate, poetic and quite breathtaking." She has appeared on prestigious recital series in major cities, been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras and participated in major chamber music festivals.
Coordinator of the piano department at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, she also serves on the faculty of the Kneisel Hall Summer Chamber Music School in Maine. Hahn received her bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and her master's degree from the Juilliard School.
Violinist Timothy Baker is a much sought-after chamber musician who has been described as "second to none."
The Boston Symphony invited him to perform a solo recital in Greece in honor of its first visit to that country, and he recently performed the world premier of Elizabeth Veracoe's Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra with the Berkshire Symphony. He also recently appeared as violin soloist, performing three concertos in a single concert, with New York's Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Baker also is a much in demand for concertmaster work for network television specials and is the permanent concertmaster of the Wolf Trap Festival in Washington, D.C. Recently, he was honored by the Russian government for his work in conjunction with the Kirov Ballet's Emmy award-winning production of Swan Lake.
Baker was a scholarship student of the famous pedagogue, Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School, where he earned his degree in 1976. Currently violin artist-in-residence at Williams College, Baker owns and performs on the famous Guitar Stradivarius violin made in 1725.
The third member of the group, Jeffrey Solow on cello, is a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician and teacher.
His numerous and varied concerto appearances stretch from Alaska's Arctic Chamber Orchestra to the National Defense Orchestra of Taiwan. His extensive solo repertoire includes performances of more than 20 concertos as well as many shorter works for cello and orchestra. He is a guest artist at many chamber music festivals and performs extensively with the Washington, D.C., based American Chamber Players.
He has recorded on numerous labels and received two Grammy nominations. The documentary, Jeffrey Solow, To Be a Performer won a Cine Golden Eagle and qualified for inclusion in film festivals abroad. He also has been included in documentaries on PBS and the Korean television network.
Solow studied with and was assistant to one of the world's greatest cellists, Gregor Piatigorsky at the University of Southern California. He went on to win the Young Musicians first Gregor Piatigorsky Award and New York's Young Concert Artists Award. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in philosophy from the University of California at Los Angeles where he also was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Currently, he is an associate professor of cello at Temple University.
Tickets for the group's UD performance are $15 for the general public, $10 for UD faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens and $6 for students and children. Tickets are available at all UD box offices.
For more information, call 831-UD1-HENS.