Sunday February 4, 2018Trio Giusto
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio in c Minor
J. S. Bach Cello Suite #5, prelude
Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op. 67
J. S. Bach Partita #3, Preludio
Paul Schoenfield “Café Music for Piano Trio”
The Trio Giusto was formed in 2015 and has won prizes in the Misbin Family Memorial Chamber Music Competition, the International Enkor Chamber Competition, and a Northern Virginia Music Teacher Association Judged Recital. They were also distinguished in the Music Friends of the Alden Young Soloists and in concert with the EStrella Piano Duo.
Individually, the members of Trio Giusto perform actively as soloists and have received numerous awards on their respective instruments and have participated in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program, studied at Greenwood Music Camp, been concertmaster of the American Youth Philharmonic (AYP), and played for master classes with Zuill Baily, Dietrich Paredes, Alexander Kerr, Katie Lansdale, and others.
To diversify their experiences, individuals of the Trio Giusto are on the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology quiz bowl team, play Ultimate Frisbee, and enjoy making music to cheer retirement and assisted living communities in the Northern Virginia region.
Trio Giusto has been coached by Nancy O’Neill Breth and Ronda Cole.
Jasper de Boor started violin with Ronda Cole when he was just 3 ½. He is currently co-concertmaster of the American Youth Philharmonic (AYP), recently won the AYP Concerto competition, and will be playing Prokofiev with them in June 2018. Jasper studies piano with Douglas Harrington and plays Ultimate Frisbee in his spare time. He is currently an 11th grader at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington.
Romain-Olivier Gray started playing cello when he was 6 and in 2015, he began his studies with David Hardy. He plays in several orchestras and chamber music groups, including AYP and ensembles as part of the NSO Youth Fellowship. He was a finalist and first prize winner in various competitions and performs in solo for private recitals as well as with orchestras such as the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra. He has participated in master classes with Zuill Bailey, Dietrich Paredes, and soon with Alban Gerhardt. He is homeschooled in French and English and is in 9th grade.
Kevin Wang, piano, is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. He has played piano for 13 years and has studied with Nancy O’Neill Breth since 2010. In addition to prizes in other competitions, Kevin was chosen to perform at the Hungarian Embassy as a winner of a WMTA Bartok Competition. Outside of his musical life, Kevin is a member of TJ’s quiz bowl team and enjoys reading in his spare time.