Friday, February 21 at 8 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price: $35
The Light that Shines in the Darkness
The Discovery Series

ATOS, the critically acclaimed German piano trio, presents The Light that Shines in the Darkness, an evening inspired by the writings of Tolstoy.

REPERTOIRE (Subject to change)

Trio elegiaque in g minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Trio No. 1 in d minor, op. 32
Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro non troppo


Three Folkdances, op. 13b
Alexander Weprik (1899-1958)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Lento
III. Allegro

Trio No. 2 in e minor, op. 67
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
I. Andante
II. Allegro con brio
III. Largo
IV. Allegretto

Founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer, and pianist Thomas Hoppe, the ATOS Trio strives to convey the spirit of string quartet playing in the piano trio realm. Never shying from extremes, the ensemble aims to push limits when it comes to sound and dynamics and is known for its honesty of interpretation.

In 2007, they won the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and were given 20 important United States concerts including a debut concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall and performances in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City, and Tucson. The Detroit Press proclaimed: “3 voices –1 sound: the kind of pitch-perfect unanimity of phrasing, tone, feeling, and interpretation that distinguishes the finest chamber ensembles.”

In the same year, at the 5th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the ATOS Trio not only took First Prize but also the Grand Prize, the Musica Viva Tour Priz, and the Audience Prize. Never before in the history of this competition has a single ensemble acquired all those honors. One year earlier, the ATOS Trio won First Prize and the distinction for best interpretation of a work by Schubert at the International Competition in Graz, Austria.

Most recently, the ATOS Trio became BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists for 2009/2011 and joined important music festivals in Great Britain during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons.

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