SteinArt Trio | Saturday, May 9th

Join us on Saturday, May 9, at 6:30 pm as the SteinArt Trio performs a free concert in our beautifully appointed Natick Performance Center. The concert is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your place online here.

The SteinArt Trio is composed of established, international performing artists: violinist Markus Placci (Italy), cellist Masanori Taniguchi (Japan) and pianist Roxana Bajdechi (Romania). In 2012, several years after graduating from The Boston Conservatory, the three musicians decided to form a piano trio to collaborate and pursue their passion for chamber music and to expand their own emerging worldwide activities. While dedicated to performing established masterworks, the SteinArt Trio also seeks to explore repertoire from their native countries. The result is a superb fusion of harmony and music with a uniqueness not only perfused by their diverse cultures, but also spiced by their distinct personalities.

PROGRAM

W.A. Mozart- Trio in B-flat Major, K502

  1. Allegro
  2. Larghetto
  3. Allegretto

Mendelssohn- Bartholdy Trio No.2 in C minor, Op.66

  1. Allegro energico e con fuoco
  2. Andante espressivo
  3. Scherzo – Molto allegro quasi presto
  4. Finale – Allegro appassionato

Intermission

Brahms- Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op.87

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo – Presto
  4. Finale – Allegro giocoso

About Our Performers

markusplacciItalian violinist Markus Placci has performed solo concerts throughout Europe and the United States in renowned venues such as the Great Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Teatro Monumental in Madrid, the Kursaal in Baden-Baden, the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.Since his solo debut at age 13 with the Bologna Symphony, Mr. Placci has appeared in solo performances with major symphony orchestras like the Barcelona Symphony, the Radio-Television Orchestra of Spain (RTVE), the Baden-Baden Philarmonie, Milan’s Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra, Teatro San Carlo of Napoli Symphony and the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic (Russia), among others.He has been broadcast live on BBC Radio, Bartok Radio Hungary, RaiRadio, RTV Espana, and WGBH, and is the winner of the “Brahms Preis” in Germany and the “Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize” at Tanglewood.Since 2008, Markus Placci is a Violin Professor at The Boston Conservatory.

roxanabajdechiRomanian pianist Roxana Bajdechi is the winner of more than fifteen prizes and awards, including the Valentino Bucchi Prize (Rome, Italy), the First Prize along with the Award of the Romanian Music Critics Association at the Mihail Jora Piano Competition (Bucharest, Romania), and a Diploma of Excellency awarded by the National Radio Society of Romania. Ms. Bajdechi has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in venues such as the Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg (Russia), the Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo (Japan), The Mozart Hall in Bologna (Italy), the National Radio Hall in Bucharest (Romania), the Kaye Playhouse in New York, and the Sanders Theater in Boston. Her performances were broadcast on BBC Radio (UK), RadioTre Suite (Italy), Bartok Radio (Hungary), and the Romanian National Radio and Television. Ms. Bajdechi currently lives in Boston, is the Artistic Director of the Steinway Society of MA and teaches at the M.Steinert and Sons Piano Academy.

masanoritaniguchiJapanese cellist Masanori Taniguchi has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Chronobiology from Kyoto University, Japan, and also holds a Master of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Cello Performance from The Boston Conservatory. Mr. Taniguchi is the 1st prize winner of CMFoNE International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, and performed in its winners concert at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Taniguchi is one of the founders of the Boston String Quartet, an active contemporary classical ensemble, which released 4CDs and did US national tour. Mr. Taniguchi was also the member of Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Taniguchi’s recent interest includes collaboration, and one of his featured appearances was a brand new stage based on a famous literary work ‘Gauche the cellist’ by Kenji Miyazawa when he collaborated with a figure artist. As an active performer and teacher, Mr. Taniguchi currently lives in Tokyo, and serving as the music director of Chichibu International Music Festival and the representative of Jasmine INAGI Station at Piano Teachers’ National Association.

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