Praised by the International Record Review for its “complete dedication and assurance… [and for] music-making as impressive and dangerous as a granite cliff,” Trio Appassionata is known for its communicative power, engaging performances, and the ability to bring audiences from different cultures together through music.
Some of Trio Appassionata’s 2019 engagements include recitals on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series, and on Piccolo Spoleto’s Spotlight Concert Series. The trio toured both China and Brazil during the 2016-2017 season, performing at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and the Xi’an Concert Hall, as well as in Brasília, Belo Horizonte, and São Paulo.
In 2013, the trio joined the artist roster of Odradek Records, a non-profit, artist-controlled label, where it released its CD, gone into night are all the eyes. The album features piano trios by American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, and includes a work commissioned for the project by California-based composer Thomas Kotcheff. The trio traveled to Italy, Spain, and the U.K. as part of its CD release tour, which culminated in a recital of the CD program in its entirety at the London Festival of American Music in St. James Theatre.
The members of Trio Appassionata are dedicated to bringing music to new audiences in a variety of ways. The ensemble has performed outreach programs in public schools, libraries, and churches. In 2012, the trio was named Artist-in-Residence at Chamber Music Sedona, where it gave concerts and presentations throughout the local community. Trio Appassionata also prioritizes holding masterclasses for young solo and chamber musicians, which creates a meaningful way to connect with the next generation of musicians and audience members.
Coming from three distinct backgrounds (Brazil, Spain, and the US), Trio Appassionata was formed in Baltimore at the Peabody Conservatory in 2007. Apart from its international tours, Trio Appassionata has performed extensively throughout North America at such venues as the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Bard College, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.