Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

For over four decades of success around the globe, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter's Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature. As one of the only long-lived ensembles with all of its original members, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world's major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.

The Trio will celebrate its 45th Anniversary starting in 2022 with performances in Chicago, the final concert of a complete Beethoven Cycle in New York, and premiere performances of a new work written for them by Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich in Phoenix, AZ and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, where they are Ensemble-in-Residence. The Trio continues their legacy of introducing new works with a timely commission, “Elegy” which will be written for them by long time performing partner violist/composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama that will premiere in April 2022. Subsequent performances worldwide are bing scheduled throughout 2022 and 2023. Additionally, the recording of Stanley Silverman’s Trio No. 2, “Reveille” written for the Trio and Sting will be released on Signum in April 2022.

The Trio’s extensive discography includes “Passionate Diversions,” works written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich including her Quintet, Septet, and Trio (AZICA), a double CD set of Schubert (BRIDGE), and a 4-disc Brahms Cycle of the complete trios, Arensky & Tchaikovsky Trios, a beloved two-volume set of the complete Beethoven Trios. Additional hallmark recordings, feature works of Ravel,  Danielpour and Shostakovich as well as "Legacies," filled with trios written especially for the group by Pärt, Zwilich, Kirchner and Silverman.