2/6 Zodiac Trio
|Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano||Aram Khachaturian|
|I. Andante con dolore|
|Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano||Marcus Paus|
|(Written for the Zodiac Trio)|
|Verano Porteno||Astor Piazzolla (arr. Zodiac Trio)|
The Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes contemporary with the traditional. Protégé of the renowned Ysaye Quartet at the Paris Conservatory, the Zodiac Trio has performed at such leading venues as the famed Festival Radio France Montpellier, the International Colmar Festival, the Oriental Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, Izumi Hall in Japan, Lincoln Center’s Walter Bruno Auditorium and Tishman Auditorium in New York; has been broadcast by France 3 Televsion, Beijing’s CCTV News, Canada’s CBC Radio and Television, New York’s WXQR and WNYC, featured live on WGBH’s “Live from Frasier”in Boston and has recorded multiple times for Radio France in Paris.
The Zodiac Trio was originally formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of David Krakauer and Isodore Cohen of the Beaux Arts Trio. A strong advocate of new music, the trio has commissioned new works in order to expand the clarinet-violin-piano trio repertoire, and strives to serve as a platform of exposure for up-and-coming composers. Dedicated to education both on a conservatory level and in public schools, the Zodiac Trio is often called upon to present master classes, clinics and music presentations for young audiences.