Critically Acclaimed Eroica Trio To Perform at Florida Southern College
Eroica Trio to perform in Branscomb Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Festival of Fine Arts.
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2011) – Florida Southern College welcomes the internationally renowned and Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio to perform in Branscomb Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Festival of Fine Arts.
Comprising Eroica Trio are pianist Erika Nickrenz, violinist Susie Park and cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio. Individually, the members are each accomplished instrumentalists. As an ensemble, their combined talents have earned them numerous distinctions and have been lauded by the world's press.
According to The New York Times, "They play chamber music for the concert hall. There is an edge-of the-seat intensity to every note they produce."
The members of Eroica Trio have been intertwined musically and personally for some time, having studied together as young girls. In 1991, they earned the Chamber Music Award from The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation. Receipt of that award led to a debut at New York's Lincoln Center and the group was subsequently chosen by Carnegie Hall to represent the United States in many of the great concert halls of Europe.
The trio has since toured the world, performing with major U.S. symphonies in Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and New Jersey as well as with acclaimed international symphonies in Spain, Italy, Germany, Prague, and Asia.
Eroica Trio's recording career has been equally successful, having produced eight critically acclaimed CDs while also receiving multiple Grammy nominations. Their recording of the Beethoven Triple with the Prague Chamber Orchestra was ranked among the Billboard Top 20, a historical first for the musical selection.
The mainstream media have taken notice of Eroica Trio's talents, resulting in appearances on ABC's "The View," CNN's "Showbiz Today," and A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts," among others. The Trio is also the subject of a documentary titled "Eroica!" The documentary premiered on PBS and has had multiple airings worldwide. They have also been featured in publications including Vanity Fair, Time Out New York and Elle, among others.
Eroica Trio, which took its name from Beethoven's Third Symphony, is known for wide-reaching concerts. Saturday night's concert will include the following selections: Trio for Violin, Piano, and Cello (1921); Aria "Cantilena," From Bachianas Brasileras No. 5; Three Tangos; and Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello in E Minor, Opus 90 – "Dumky."
Tickets for the Eroica Trio's performance are $35 for adults and $17.50 for students. CDs will be available for purchase in the Honeyman Pavilion, and the artists will greet guests and sign CDs following the concert.
To purchase tickets or for more information about the Festival of Fine Arts, call 863-680-4296 or visit www.flsouthern.edu/ffa.