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

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Three PCMS favorites collaborate for an evening that showcases each of them individually and together as an ensemble. Of particular note on this program is Mendelssohn’s D Minor Trio—a work arranged by the composer for flute, cello, and piano that will be performed on our series for the first time. “This is the master-trio of our time,” wrote Robert Schumann. “It is an exceedingly fine composition that, years hence, will still delight our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

Haydn: Flute Trio in G Major, XV:15
Beethoven: Variations in F Major, Op. 66
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 94
Mendelssohn: Trio in D Minor, Op. 49

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The Artist(s)

Marina Piccinini, flute
Hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz of the flute,” Marina Piccinini is widely recognized as a daring, dynamic artist with varied musical interests and powerfully magnetic stage presence, which has made her a sought after soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist internationally. One of today’s most compelling advocates of both traditional and new works, she grew up in a multi-national,… 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


Watch Peter Wiley & Anna Polonsky in recital
Marina Piccinini plays Brahms's Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120/1