EAKEN PIANO TRIO
THE EAKEN TRIO
John Eaken, Violin Andrew Rammon, Cello Gloria Whitney, Piano
Grammy nominated recording artists, The Eaken Trio marks it's 16th successful season of critically acclaimed concert appearances across the United States, Europe and Canada. Unanimously noted for their enthusiastic performances and innovative audience building residencies, the ensemble has numerous commercial recordings under both the Naxos and Catalpa Classics labels, and is heard regularly on classical music radio including National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Performance Today. The ensemble has two new releases in 2001, including a critically acclaimed recording of three American piano trios on the Naxos "American Music Series." Included are the Trios by Gunther Shuller, Gerald Shipiro and Grammy Award Winner, Lalo Shifrin of "Mission Impossible" fame. Also released on the Catalpa Classics label are the two most requested works in the Eaken Trio's repertoire: The wonderful D minor, OP 49 Trio by Mendelssohn, and Anton Arensky’s A minor Trio. The CD is titled The Romantic Trios.
The ensemble's second holiday radio program, I'll be Home for the Holidays was aired on over 150 radio stations nationwide in 2000 and will be heard across the country again this holiday season. This program was produced by WQED FM in Pittsburgh and coordinated with Habitat for Humanity International. Their recordings Home for the Holidays and I'll be Home for the Holidays were two of the top five best sellers nationwide for Naxos for the last two years.
The Eaken Trio is proud of their community outreach programs that have helped to raise the awareness of the homeless problems in America and have generated tens of thousands of dollars to support organizations that help the homeless.
The Eaken Trio maintains a rigorous touring schedule with recent performances in California, Indiana, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2000, the group toured for five weeks in Europe with performances in England, France, Germany, and Italy.
The group was in residence at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from 1991 through 2000, and continues to provide inspiring residencies throughout the country. Their residency program, recognized by Chamber Music America as one of the five most successful in the United States, involves students and faculty in chamber music through concerts, workshops, and an innovative curriculum, integrating chamber music in virtually every aspect of liberal arts education by exploring the relationships between music and the various topics of study.
The Eaken Trio is currently on the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour Roster of Artists. Penn-PAT provides grant assistance to presenters in Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those interested in grant assistance can receive information by contacting: WWW.pennpat.org or writing to them at Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour; 1811 Chestnut St., Suite 301; Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone: (215)496-9424.
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