Forelle Trio

Forelle Trio
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
BMLL Performance Hall
49 South Street, Blue Hill, ME, 04614

The Bagaduce Music Lending Library announces Forelle Trio in concert Saturday, September 2 at 7:30pm in Blue Hill.

Violinist Richard Hsu is an active soloist and chamber musician. Richard has performed with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Clarion Society, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque En-semble, American Classical Orchestra, and Concert Royal. He was formerly Associate Concert-master of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He performed as violin soloist and Concertmaster with the Moscow Ballet at Spoleto Festival USA. He holds a performer diploma and bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He furthered his studies at Manhattan School of Music, specializing in orchestral performance. Richard has recent-ly performed at Burnt Cove Church in Stonington, Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, and with the Bagaduce Chorale. He currently teaches violin and chamber music in Ellsworth and Bangor and at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. He performs on period instruments with his wife Heidi in BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine.

Phillip Silver is an internationally acclaimed solo and collaborative artist. The Boston Globe called him “an international collaborative pianist of the first rank.” Over the course of his career he has performed with many distinguished artists including Denes Zsigmondy, Jian Wang, Elmar Oliveira, Albert Markov and Alexander Markov. Phillip has also been a member of the Van Leer Chamber Players in Jerusalem, the Rachmaninov Trio in the UK, and the Silver Duo, a long-established ensemble with his wife, cellist Noreen Silver.

Phillip’s recorded legacy on the Koch-Schwann label includes a recital of German Romantic Lieder with Israeli soprano Cilla Grossmeyer, and a recording of 20th century Russian piano trios as a member of the UK based Rachmaninov Trio. His most recent recordings for the Toccata Classics label in London include a world premiere recording of music by Leone Sinigaglia, an Italian-Jewish victim of the Nazis, and a recording of music by German-Jewish composer Bernhard Sekles. Maria Nockin reviewing this recording in Fanfare magazine commented upon the “brilliantly played fireworks from the pianist” while Steve Arloff writing in Music Web International described it as “a really valuable discovery” marked by “flawless playing.” … “thoroughly deserving to be heard by every chamber music lover.”

Noreen Silver has been described by the Glasgow Herald as “an extraordinarily soulful player” who “demonstrates an uncommon depth of feeling and imagination.” After studies at the Royal College of Music in London, she spent a year in Geneva, Switzerland, a student of the renowned French cellist Pierre Fournier. Later, a Rotary International Fellowship enabled her to study at the New England Conservatory, where she met her husband, pianist Phillip Silver.

Noreen is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maine. Over the course of her career she has been a member of the Boston Opera Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. She has been principal cellist of the Bangor Sympho-ny Orchestra since 2005, and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in Beethoven’s Tri-ple Concerto (2005), Schumann’s Cello Concerto (2009), and the Haydn C Major Concerto (2017).

Tickets are $25 and available in advance and at the door. Call (207) 374-5454 for further information. The venue is air-conditioned, you might want to bring a sweater!

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