The Classical Piano Trio: Charting a Course Works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn

February 21, 2018 | 7:30pm

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, Friends of Mozart presents three trios for piano, violin, and cello, by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn, which reveals each composer’s distinctive handling of the form.  Mozart’s idiomatic treatment of each instrument sets the path for Beethoven, while Haydn’s Trio in E-flat major, Hob. XV:29, the latest of the three works on the program, demonstrates the elder musician’s unflagging interest in the expressive possibilities of a new age and the evolving keyboard instrument. 


Theresa Salomon, violin
a native of Germany who came to New York in 1993, performs on baroque and modern violin. She has participated in numerous international festivals, including Festival Presence, Paris; Gulbenkian Festival, Lisbon; and the Prague Spring Festival.  Ms. Salomon performs in New York with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, American Classical Orchestra, and the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra. Theresa Salomon serves on the adjunct faculty of Montclair State University’s John J. Cali School of Music, where she teaches performance practice and baroque violin.

Lindy Clarke, cello
is a founding member of the Claring Chamber Players, the Hudson Trio, and the New York Baroque Consort.  She has also been a guest artist with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Bargemusic, and the North Country Chamber Players.  Lindy Clarke performs with numerous period instrument ensembles and orchestras, including the Classical Band, American Classical Orchestra, Grand Tour Orchestra, and Trio Pasqualati.  Ms. Clarke coaches chamber music groups through Alaria, the DiMenna Center, and Summertrios.  

Dongsok Shin, forte-piano

has specialized in historical performance practice on early keyboard instruments, including fortepiano, harpsichord, and organ, since the 1980's. He has been a member of the internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble REBEL since 1997. Mr. Shin has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, ARTEK, Concert Royal, Dryden Ensemble, EMNY, and Pro Musica Rara, among others. He has appeared in recital with Renée Fleming, Rufus Müller, Jed Wentz, Marion Verbruggen, and Barthold Kuijken, and received acclaim as music director of baroque opera productions with the Mannes Camerata.  He tunes and maintains early keyboard instruments in the New York area, including for the  Metropolitan Opera and Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Dongsok Shin is featured in the Met Museum YouTube videos demonstrating the earliest known Cristofori fortepiano, which has had more than 300, 000 views.