PRIMA TRIO was founded in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. The Trio triumphed at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize (out of no fewer than 137 entries from across the country and around the world) as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division. In addition, the Prima Trio was awarded a Midwest Winner’s Tour and a European début at Italy’s Emilia Romagna Festival, as well as a total of $10,500 in prize money. The final round and grand-prize winner’s concert were held at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
Prima Trio has performed throughout the United States and Europe on such series as Chicago Chamber Music Society, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dumbarton Oaks, La Jolla Athenaeum, the Dayton Art Institute, CityMusic Columbus, Da Camera Society, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cleveland Chamber Music Society and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival in Germany, to name a few.
Recently, Prima Trio released their debut CD album, PRIMA, and is currently working on their second album.
Praised by The Strad as “stunning” and for possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” the Attacca Quartet is currently celebrating its 15th season. From sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to National Public Radio’s far reaching Tiny Desk Concerts, the Attacca Quartet celebrates the timeless beauty of the string quartet for a broad audience and this sublime art form.
First prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize and Listeners’ Choice award recipients of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize Winners of the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Attacca Quartet has received international acclaim and become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. They have served as Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Quartet in Residence at Texas State University.
The Quartet recently completed The 68, a six year performance project in New York City featuring the complete string quartets of Franz Joseph Haydn. They are currently producing two new series in the New York area: Recently Added at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust featuring the complete string quartets of living composers, and Based on Beethoven a project juxtaposing the complete Beethoven string quartets with new works from Recently Added.
The Attacca Quartet has released three critically acclaimed albums with Azica Records: Fellow Traveler: String Quartets of John Adams, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Seven Last Words (arranged by Andrew Yee) and Songlines: String Quartets of Michael Ippolito.