Celebrated Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti joins this prize-winning German string trio, founded in 1994, to perform works from the piano quartet literature.
Jacques Thibaud Trio, Anton KuertiFeb. 27, 2005

Burkhard Maiss - violin     Philip Douvier - viola
Bogdan Jianu - cello     Anton Kuerti - piano

Prize winners in the prestigious Bonn Chamber Music Competition, the Jacques Thibaud Trio was founded at the Berlin School of Arts in 1994. Since then, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe, Japan and North America, to acclaim from audiences and critics alike, in such venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington DC’s National Gallery, New York’s Frick Collection, London’s Wigmore Hall, at the Caramoor and some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals. It has also given successful residencies in settings ranging from conservatories to music camps.

Pianist Anton Kuerti was born in Austria, grew up in the U.S., and has lived in Canada for the last 35 years. At the age of 11 he performed the Grieg Concerto with Arthur Fiedler and, while still a student, won the Leventritt Award. His distinguished performing career has included tours to nearly forty countries, including Japan, Russia, and most of  Europe. His vast repertoire includes some 50 concertos, including one he composed himself. Mr. Kuerti is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and is the recipient of several honorary doctorates.

These artists have come together to perform as a piano quartet.

LMMC debut in this formation.

www.jacques-thibaud-ensemble.com

Programme:

 DVORÁKPiano Quartet in E flat major, Opus 87 (1899)
 BRAHMSPiano Quartet in A major, Opus 26 (1861)