Marina Piccinini, flute
Peter Wiley, cello
Anna Polonsky, piano

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 3:00 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$25.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

A flutist of “intent, glittering musicianship” (The Sunday Times), Marina Piccinini returns to PCMS with fellow Society favorites Peter Wiley and Anna Polonsky. Their inviting program culminates in Mendelssohn’s Trio in D Minor, Op. 49, a work which Robert Schumann described as “the master trio of the age.”

Haydn: Flute Trio in G Major, Hob. XV:15
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94
Beethoven: 12 Var. on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Op. 66
Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, Op. 49 [Arr.]

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The Artist(s)

Marina Piccinini, flute
Hailed by Gramophone magazine as “the Heifetz of the flute,”  Marina Piccinini is that rare, high-caliber artist who is devoted not only to her craft, but also to music education and the creation of programs featuring powerful traditional repertoire and inventive new works. She is an authentically modern voice and 21st century virtuoso, much sought after around the world as a soloist,… Read More
Peter Wiley, cello
Celebrated for his "accurate intonation and warmth of tone" (New York Times), Grammy-nominated cellist Peter Wiley attended the Curtis Institute at just 13 years of age, under the tutelage of David Soyer. He continued his precocious accomplishments with his appointment as principal cellist of the Cincinnati Symphony at age 20, after one year in the Pittsburgh Symphony.  … Read More
Anna Polonsky, piano
Anna Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared with the Moscow Virtuosi, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and many others. Ms. Polonsky has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, Daedalus,… Read More


Marina Piccinini | Brahms: Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Watch Peter Wiley & Anna Polonsky in recital
Master Classes

Marina Piccinini will offer a master class on Mon., Oct. 24 at 11 am at the Curtis Institute.