Montrose Trio

Montrose Trio

Smith Opera House

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Overview

Thursday, June 9, 2022: Montrose Trio
Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the now-disbanded Tokyo String Quartet.

GMF extends a warm welcome to this masterful Trio, performing Schubert and Mendelssohn.

Piano Trio No. 1 in B-Flat Major, D. 898        Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66         Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

 

All programs subject to change.

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12.
Season pass (8 concerts): $200 adult

 

About the Montrose Trio

Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the now-disbanded Tokyo String Quartet.  Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation with first violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the formation of the Montrose Trio..

Named after Chateau Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favored after concerts, with a nod to the Montrose Arts District of Houston, and the street in Winnipeg where  Beaver was raised, the Montrose Trio quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction– “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear” (The Washington Post).

The Montrose Trio gave their debut performance for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, with subsequent performances at Wolftrap, in Montreal, and at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. They have continued to perform in major series in cities including New York, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Joplin, La Jolla, Menlo Park, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, at the Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival, and throughout Italy.                www.montrosetrio.com

Schedule

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About the Artists

Clive Greensmith

From 1999 until its final season in 2013, Clive Greensmith was a member of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet, giving over one hundred performances each year in the most prestigious international venues, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s South Bank, Paris Chatelet, Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Mr. Greensmith has given guest performances at prominent festivals worldwide. In North America, he has performed at the Aspen Music Festival,… Read more

Jon Kimura Parker

Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed internationally in a 35-year career spanning multiple genres and collaborators. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian honor. An unusually versatile artist, Mr. Parker has given… Read more

Martin Beaver

Canadian violinist Martin Beaver was first violinist of the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet from June 2002 until its final concert in July 2013. As such, he appeared to critical and public acclaim on the major stages of the world including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Recordings of the Tokyo String Quartet during his tenure notably include the complete Beethoven quartets on the… Read more

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