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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 7:30 PM

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

Last at the Kennedy Center for the Nordic Cool Festival in 2013, Trio con Brio Copenhagen's program is mysterious yet personal featuring Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bent Sørensen.



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Jens Elvekjaer, piano
Soo-Jin Hong, violin
Soo-Kyung Hong, cello

There are times when two plus two can equal three. Korean sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong have played together since childhood. After Soo-Kyung married Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, the couple played piano and cello duos for years. In 1999, the two pairs came together to form Trio con Brio Copenhagen. Now these family ties, cultures, and musical connections all converge to color, shape, and energize the concerts they present worldwide. Celebrated internationally the trio “occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene” (The Washington Post).

Phantasmagoria for Violin, Piano, and Cello
Piano Trio in D major, “Ghost”
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor

A Note from Joseph “Yossi” Kalichstein, Artistic Director
Better suited to Halloween than to Valentine’s Day—although one can make a case for the love and death connection in art—this wonderful trio‘s program shimmers with mystery, eeriness, and the macabre. Yet deep personal emotion is not far below the surface. Along with two powerful works by Beethoven and Shostakovich, they also introduce us to a great fellow Dane, winner of the 2018 University of Louisville’s venerated Grawemeyer Award for composition.


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