This is what we strive to do every time we play, and in everything we do. This is what we are all about. We feel fortunate that we are able to use music to do this.
– Anna, Misha, Eri
Neave Trio's third album for UK label Chandos Records, Her Voice, celebrates the trailblazing work of three distinguished female composers. One of her most prominent pieces, Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio showcases her unique harmonic language, influenced by both the French and British styles of the early 20th century, as well as by folk music. Amy Beach’s trio was composed late in her career, and incorporates lush romantic melodies over impressionistic tones and colors. A prominent concert pianist and teacher, Louise Farrenc also achieved success as a composer. Her trio conveys inspiration from both the Classical and Romantic eras, but is widely regarded as a notable representation of early Romantic chamber music.
Who we are...
Neave Trio has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting edge performances. The Boston Musical Intelligencer included Neave in its "Best of 2014" and “Best of 2016” roundups, claiming, “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.”
Neave has performed and held residencies at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide and has appeared frequently as soloists for Beethoven's Triple Concerto with orchestras across the country. In the fall of 2017, the Trio will join the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as an Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble in Residence.
Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. These collaborations include performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company; projection artist Ryan Brady; the interactive concert series "STEIN2.0," with composer Amanuel Zarzowski; the premiere of Klee Musings by Augusta Read Thomas; and the upcoming short film, 4Seasons, with filmmaker Pablo Berron and the Blythe Barton Dance Company.
Recordings includes Neave's 2016 debut American Moments on Chandos Records and two upcoming releases in 2018; an all Piazzolla album on Azica Records and an all French recording on Chandos records.
Concert highlights for the 2017 18 season include Charleston Chamber Music Society, Rochester Institute of Technology's Performing Artists Concert Series, Harvard Music Association, Concerts at the Point (Westport, MA), Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Desert Community Orchestra, Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), Brightwaters Library Chamber Series, and Promisek Salon Concerts, and many others.
Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura, piano; Anna Williams, violin
We are always seeking to engage with new audiences in more meaningful ways. One of the ways we do this is through collaborations with exciting artists with similar goals.