The Amadeus Trio


(Left to right) David Teie, Hiroko Sasaki, and Timothy Baker
"A world-class ensemble. Yes, world-class!" proclaimed the Los Angeles Times. "A rousing performance...the players poured their hearts into the music!" declared the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Critical reviews such as these have become commonplace for The Amadeus Trio, one of the most dynamic chamber music groups performing today. Celebrating twenty-five seasons of rave review performances to passionately enthusiastic audiences, The Amadeus Trio is generally acknowledged as occupying a position among the foremost piano trios in the world. Recognized for their brilliant virtuosity and superb musicianship, the three artists also enjoy award-winning solo careers.

The Amadeus Trio has appeared with regularity in principal cultural centers including New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington, DC, Miami, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City during the past decade. In addition to their formal concert season, the Trio is an established guest at summer chamber festivals throughout the United States and Europe.

During the 2003-04 season The Amadeus Trio gave the world premieres of three newly commissioned works: the Seven Canyons Suite written for the trio in collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning American Indian flute virtuoso R. Carlos Nakai by William Eaton, Frederick Charlton & Paul Chihara, a Suite for Piano Trio by Seymour Barab, and a composition titled "The Painter's Eye", a multimedia work in six movements based on famous paintings of the Renaissance, written by the distinguished American composer David Ott. In addition, the trio presented a performance of Mr. Ott's new Triple Concerto. Plans for several recording projects are currently being finalized including the commissioned works as well as a recording devoted to music of Spanish and Latin American composers, a genre that the trio has championed in recent seasons.

In the spring of 1992, The Amadeus Trio gave its Lincoln Center debut in Alice Tully Hall, a performance that elicited spontaneous applause and shouts from its audience between movements, treatment very rarely accorded any debut in New York. As a result of that acclaimed performance, The Amadeus Trio was immediately invited to perform at some of this country's major musical venues including, among others, San Francisco's Herbst Theatre, Los Angeles' Ambassador Auditorium and New York's Carnegie Hall. Following celebrated debuts on Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series, the Kennedy Center's Kreeger Series and others in Vancouver, St. Louis, Cleveland, Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, Miami and Phoenix in subsequent seasons, The Amadeus Trio made its Toronto debut in 2002 and was hailed as "a powerhouse American chamber group!" by the Toronto Star.

Numerous performances of The Amadeus Trio have been broadcast over National Public Radio's Performance Today program. In addition to these recorded concerts, the Trio has performed live on well-known classical music stations WQXR in New York, WGMS in Washington, DC and WGBH in Boston.

In honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary season, the Trio has plans to perform in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in the spring of 2018. This concert will coincide with the release of a new CD.