Critics keep searching for new superlatives to describe the Neave Trio, the remarkable chamber music ensemble that will perform at Le Petit Salon de Musique, the popular classical music venue in Suffolk County, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. The Boston Musical Intelligencer ranked the Neave Trio among the finest chamber ensembles of their generation, writing: “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going.” Fanfare Magazine described this transcendent group as “having exceeded the Gold Standard and moved on to Platinum.”
The trio, which consists of violinist Anna Williams, pianist Eri Nakamura, and cellist Mikhail Veselov, adopted “Neave” in honor of a deceased fan who named his beloved daughter Niamh, a Gaelic name that is pronounced “neave” and which translates as “bright” or “radiant.” The name fits, as audiences all over the world have raved about their brightness and radiance.
One of the world’s finest emerging young chamber ensembles, the Neave Trio has been enjoying tremendous international success on concert series and at festivals worldwide and has been heard on classical music stations across the country. They recently recorded their first full length CD with the internationally acclaimed Chandos label. They have exclusive rights to perform a new work written in their honor by celebrated composer Augusta Read Thomas. For the Petit Salon audience, the trio will perform American Moments, a program that showcases the diversity of the American classical music tradition, with compositions from Foote, Korngold, Bernstein.
"Le Petit Salon de Musique continues to provide outstanding programs featuring truly accomplished musicians. The intimacy of the setting, and the virtuosity of the performers, make it a unique experience for people who truly love good music. We have been attending since the Salon's inception, re-arranging our own busy schedules whenever necessary in order not to miss a single concert." Susan and Paul Glatzer
"On December 18, 2011 we attended the concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship which featured Alexandria and Friends. It was our first concert at the Fellowship. We experienced one of the most exciting, enjoyable and musically competent concerts we have attended in many years. Alexandria Lee's piano performance was professional, beautiful and electrifying. The individual soloists on the violin, cello, viola and flute displayed outstanding competency. The finale quartet was nothing more than breathtaking. We look forward to attending future concerts." Deanna and Ted Schwartzman
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"I've attended two of the concerts, and have to say that I was amazed at their professionalism. The music is wonderful and the atmosphere cozy. I could listen to the string quartet every week-they were magnificent!" Diana
"I just wanted to say that I was so glad I made it to the concert (just in the nick of time!!) because the performance was absolutely wonderful. I commented to another that I wouldn't be surprised if people somewhere, in other venues, etc., pay up to 10 times what we did yesterday to hear such a concert (Clueri Quartet). It was just amazing. Thank you for continuing to bring us such talented artists, at an irresistibly affordable price." Carol Castillo
The Salon is located at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook on Nicolls Road, north of Rt. 347. (Your GPS will know it as 380 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket). For information, call (631)543-0337.