VC YOUNG ARTIST | Merz Trio – Fischoff, Chesapeake & Concert Artists Guild Comp Top Prizes

The Boston-based Merz Trio has in recent years firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally

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The Boston-based Merz Trio has in recent years firmly established themselves as one of the most promising young chamber music ensembles to emerge internationally.

Comprising violinist Brigid Coleridge, cellist Julia Yang and pianist Lee Dionne, the Merz are former 1st prize winners at the Fischoff and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions - and were awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, in New York City.

The Merz Trio is committed to expanding the trio repertory through their own arrangements of familiar and forgotten works and through thoughtfully curated programming that often take them outside of the concert hall - including a recent project with an original recital-theatre piece ‘Those Secret Eyes’ based on Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Their upcoming performances include debuts at the Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam, New York’s Merkin Hall, and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

The Merz currently serve as the Professional Trio-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory.

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | BEETHOVEN | PIANO TRIO NO. 6 IN E-FLAT MAJOR | 4TH MVT | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | RAVEL | PIANO TRIO IN A MINOR | 1ST MVT | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | HAYDN | PIANO TRIO IN E MAJOR | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | BRAHMS | PIANO TRIO IN B MAJOR | 4TH MVT | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | SCHUMANN | "WIDMUNG" | GUARNERI HALL | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | BRAY | THOSE SECRET EYES | 2019

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST MERZ TRIO | BERG | "TRAUMGEKRÖNT" | GUARNERI HALL | 2019

 

Website: www.merztrio.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MerzTrio

YouTube: Merz Trio

Instagram: @merztrio

 

Pianist Lee Dionne

Accessories: Spider-Monkey iPad stand

Teachers: Vivian Weilerstein | Matti Raekallio | Boris Berman | Wei-Yi Yang | Patricia Zander | Wilma Machover

Schools: Yale School of Music | Hochschule für Musik Medien und Theater Hannover | New England Conservatory | Yale College 

Website: www.leedionne.com

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCfOfpA2Bi7iMbPw5yCDJAng

 

Violinist Brigid Coleridge

Instrument: 1804 C. Pirot Violin

Bow: Victor Francois Fétique

Strings: Thomastik Dominant & Peter Infeld

Accessories: Bernandel Rosin

Teachers: Donald Weilerstein | Daniel Phillips | Maciej Rakowski | Mark Mogilevski | Lois Shepherd

Schools: CUNY Graduate Center | Royal College of Music | University of Melbourne | New England Conservatory 

 

Cellist Julia Yang

Instrument: 1860 Nicolas Caussin Cello

Bow: Sartory

Strings: Larsen Solo A & D | Thomastik Spirocore Tungsten G & C

Accessories: Andrea Solo Cello Rosin | Krentz Endpin

Teachers: Yeesun Kim | Laurence Lesser | Hans Jørgen Jensen | Gregory Sauer | Lubomir Georgiev

Schools: New England Conservatory | Northwestern University 

Website: www.juliayangcello.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jry337