Hailed by critics for its “bright and radiant music making” (Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio), praised for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey), the Neave Trio has been described as “A consummate ensemble” (Palm Beach Daily News), “A revelation” (San Diego Story) and “A brilliant trio…” (MusicWeb International), who have “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum” (Fanfare Magazine). The Boston Musical Intelligencer ranked the Neave Trio among the finest chamber ensembles of their generation, writing: “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going” (Brightness and Radiance at Rockport, Steven Ledbetter). Trio members hail from the United States, Japan and Russia.
One of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio has been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide. In the USA, the Trio has appeared on such stages as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and on such notable series as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, Fontana Chamber Arts, the American Dvorak Society, Laguna Beach Live!, Rockport Chamber Music Festival (as their “Rising Star” Ensemble), Music at Kohl Mansion, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, the Los Angeles Music Guild, the La Jolla Athenaeum, the Flagler Museum Chamber Music Series, the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society, UCLA Chamber Music at the Clark Series, the Norton Building Concert Series and as soloists with the California Chamber Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The Neave Trio has also performed oversees, with recent appearances in the UK on the Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series, and the “Blackheath Sundays” Chamber Series at Blackheath Halls, London. The Trio has also appeared on the chamber series of both the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Neave Trio has been broadcast on radio stations across the US and abroad. Notable live broadcasts hace included appearances on WGBH Radio (Boston) WXXI and WNYC Radio (New York) as well as being featured on the WQXR Radio (NYC) McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase. The Neave Trio’s debut, self released album was featured on the Fanfare Magazine’s 2014 “Want List” as well as honored as “Recording of the Month” by Music Web International. The Neave Trio’s first disc for the Chandos Label, featuring a program of all-American works, is set to be released in November of 2016.
The Neave Trio is fast distinguishing itself as an ambassador of presenting music to a wider audience through innovative concert presentations. The Trio frequently collaborates with artists of all mediums; recent projects include award-winning and critically acclaimed performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company at the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival (Best Dance Production) as well as UCSD’s ArtPower! The Trio has given live performances incorporating the work of projection artist Ryan Brady. In February 2014, in collaboration with composer Amanuel Zarzowski, the Neave Trio launched their interactive concert series “STEIN2.0,” which seeks to expand the concert going experience to a wider audience, using audience participation and social media tools while simultaneosly championing new works of living composers.
As advocates for works by living composers, the Neave Trio has had the honor of premiering several notable works written exoressly for them. Most recently, the Trio gave the World Premiere of “Klee Musings”, a new piano trio written for the Neave Trio by celebrated American composer, Augusta Read Thomas. The Neave Trio looks forward to premiering new works by dale Trumbore and Ammanuel Zarzwoski, among other living ocmposers, in the coming seasons.
As part of their mission to create new pathways for classical music and engage a wider audience, in 2017, the Neave Trio will produce “4Seasons”, a genre-defying short film based on the tango music of Astor Piazzolla, in collaboration with filmmaker Pablo Berron and the Blythe Barton Dance Company.
The Neave Trio has held several important residency positions, including the Fisch/Axelrod Residency at San Diego State University, as well as residncies at the Chamber Music Residency at the Banff Centre (Canada), Providence College, the Gann Academy, Concord Academy, the Walnut Hill School for the Perfoming Arts, Chamber Music Connection, the ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival, St. Marks International Chamber Music Institute and Festival. The Neave Trio will begin a Visiting Artist Residency at Brown University in the Fall of 2016.
Neave Trio members are graduates of the Yale, Manhattan, Mannes and Longy Schools of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Chopin Academy in Moscow. They have been recipients of the Lilian Fuchs Chamber Music Prize, the Gartoff Foundation Prize and the Yale School of Music Chamber Music Prize. The Trio has worked with distinguished artists including Menahem Pressler, Leon Fleischer, Claude Frank, Anne Marie McDermott, Yehudi Wyner, Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Kalichstein, Gilbert Kalish, Donald Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Robert Mann, and Peter Serkin.
Current recording projects include an all-Piazzolla CD, for the Azica label, featuring new arranegments for Trio and Voice, in collaboration with arranger Leonardo Suarez Paz and Mezzo-Soprano and Metropolitan Opera star, Carla Jablonski as well as more recordings for the Chandos label.