Widely regarded as the premier piano trio of their generation, the Claremont Trio is sought after for their thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently lauded for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).
During the 2012-13 season the Claremont Trio returns to prestigious venues including Chamber Music Cincinatti, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Duke Performances, the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem, and New York's Lincoln Center, where they will collaborate again with Rob Kapilow in his "What Makes It Great" series. They conclude their series in honor of the opening of Calderwood Hall at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, pairing three world premiere commissions by Sean Shepherd, Helen Grime and Gabriela Lena Frank with a survey of trios by Mozart and Mendelssohn. They will also perform these new commissioned works at Brooklyn's exciting club venue, Roulette, and will perform at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Summer festival appearances this year include the Austin Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Monadnock Music, the Honest Brook Chamber Music Festival and a return to the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Detroit as part of its 20th anniversary season.
Bridge Records will release the Claremont Trio's newest recording of the Beethoven "Triple" Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Beethoven's Trio Op. 1 No. 1 this fall. Of the Claremonts' previous CD of Trios by Beethoven & Ravel, one reviewer raved "These are some of the most impassioned, moving, and notable readings of these favorites that I have ever heard, bar none. I am especially picky about the Beethoven, one of my favorites and to this point best projected by the legendary Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio, but the Claremont has their measure fully, and this is something I never thought I would say"