This Friday evening Studzinski Hall will fill with the sounds of piano, violin and cello. This piano trio is comprised of Eva Gruesser on the violin, Emmanuel Feldman on the cello and George Lopez on the piano. All three musicians have also found success individually.
Lopez, a pianist, recitalist, orchestra soloist and collaborator, has toured the world and also taught music at both preparatory schools and prestigious universities.
Feldman has broad stylistic interests that he explores as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist. Similar to Lopez, teaching remains an integral part of Feldman's life and he has been a member of the cello faculty at Tufts University, Brown University and the New England Conservatory.
Eva Gruesser, a well-traveled soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster currently holds the position of Roger Sessions chair of concertmaster of the American Composers Orchestra, performing as part of this Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
The trio comes to Bowdoin through the College's Jasper Jacob Stahl fund that supports performances relating to the age of Goethe in Germany. They will be performing Beethoven's Trio in C minor (Opus 1, No. 3), Jan Swafford's "They That Mourn" and Mendelssohn's Trio in C minor (Opus 66, No. 2).
The ensemble's appearance at Bowdoin has added relevance as trio members Gruesser and Lopsez have ties to the college: Professor of Music Mary Hunter has studied with Eva Gruesser, and George Lopez is a member of Bowdoin's applied music faculty.