Trio Cavatina Wins Naumburg 2009 Chamber Music Competition

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Trio Cavatina (Harumi Rhodes, violin; Priscilla Lee, cello; and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano)

The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation has announced the Trio Cavatina (Harumi Rhodes, violin; Priscilla Lee, cello; and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano) as the winner of the Naumburg 2009 Chamber Music Competition. The prize will include a recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to take place in 2010, as well as a composition to be written for them by Richard Danielpour.

In addition to classical and romantic repertoire, Trio Cavatina is committed to collaborating with living composers and performing 20th-century music. They plan to record the piano trios of American composer Leon Kirchner for an upcoming CD release.

The Naumburg jury included chamber musicians Robert Mann, Ursula Oppens, Carol Wincenc, Ronald Cope, Curtis Macomber, Anahid Ajemian, and Tom Sauer. (—Condensed from the press release)