Stefan Jackiw, violin | Conrad Tao, piano | Jay Campbell, cello
IVES: Trio for violin, cello and piano, Op. 86
CHRISTOPHER TRAPANI: Passing Through, Staying Put
DVORAK: Piano Trio in F minor, No. 3, OP. 65
Three renowned artists of the next generation combining talents in this piano trio, JCT (pronounced “junction”) which is hailed for their “bracing technique and jaw-dropping precision… A sense of unity, especially in dynamics and rhythmic thrust…” (Aspen Times). Violinist Stefan Jackiw, with a tremendous solo career, returns to Rockport with Conrad Tao (composer/pianist who curated and produced the critically acclaimed UNPLAY Festival in Brooklyn) and cellist Jay Campbell (member of JACK quartet), who has also performed in the Festival previously. Tao, who appears worldwide as a pianist and composer, has been dubbed a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by the New York Times. Approaching both old and new works with the same curiosity and emotional commitment, Campbell has been called “electrifying” by the New York Times. Recent concerts of the trio have included performances at Washington Performing Arts, Portland Ovations and the Koerner Hall in Toronto.