The Claremont Trio
Time: 4:00 P.M., Sunday, November 12, 2006
Moody Music Building, University of Alabama

In the 2006-07 season, the Claremont Trio, hailed as "deft, exhilarating, and imaginative" by Strings Magazine, embarked on a concert tour throughout every region of the U.S. First recipients of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, the Claremonts (Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, 'cello; Donna Kwong, piano) generate enthusiastic acclaim wherever they perform. The Naples Daily News calls them "the freshest breath of air in the world of chamber music today".

Deeply committed to expanding the piano trio repertoire, the group has commissioned and premiered compositions by Daniel Kellogg, Mason Bates, and Hillary Zipper. The Trio is also extensively involved in music education and has been recognized for its engaging and interactive programs for students of all ages.

Twin sisters Emily Bruskin and Julia Bruskin formed the Trio with Donna Kwong in 1999 at The Juilliard School. After winning the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremont Trio launched their touring career with an acclaimed New York debut at the 92nd Street Y. The Claremonts are based in New York City near their namesake: Claremont Avenue.


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