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Trio Valtorna

Trio Valtorna


Horn Trio

Bringing together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists, Trio Valtorna formed in 2011. After performing together at “Music from Angel Fire” Chamber Music Festival, renowned violinist Ida Kavafian and French horn player extraordinaire David Jolley decided to continue in collaboration, adding the young pianist Gilles Vonsattel to complete the ensemble. Fred Kirshnit, writing in the New York Sun, called Ms. Kavafian’s artistry “meaningful and affecting”, while the New Yorker has praised Mr. Jolley’s “richly melancholy horn solos”, and David Weininger in the Boston Globe observed the “clarity and light touch” of Gilles Vonsattel. The ensemble promises to offer chamber music par excellence to audiences across the United States.

Highlights for Trio Valtorna’s 2019-20 season include performances with Coastal Concerts and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

Trio Valtorna plays Brahms and Harbison

“The second movement was lyrical and hushed, played with a beautifully sustained melodic line. The finale had romantic sweep, with both gentleness and power.”

– Gilbert H. Mott, Danbury News-TimesRelated Link

Sample Program

  • Program 1:
    Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Ligeti: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano (1982)
    Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40

    Program 2:
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, op 30 No. 1
    Harbison: Twilight Music for Violin, Horn and Piano (1985)
    Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40

Sample Program

  • Program 1:
    Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Ligeti: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano (1982)
    Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40

    Program 2:
    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, op 30 No. 1
    Harbison: Twilight Music for Violin, Horn and Piano (1985)
    Brahms: Horn Trio, Op. 40

Audio

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major – I. Andante

Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major – II. Scherzo

Documents

Short Biography

Bringing together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists, Trio Valtorna formed in 2011. After performing together at “Music from Angel Fire” Chamber Music Festival, renowned violinist Ida Kavafian and French horn player extraordinaire David Jolley decided to continue in collaboration, adding the young pianist Gilles Vonsattel to complete the ensemble. Fred Kirshnit, writing in the New York Sun, called Ms. Kavafian’s artistry “meaningful and affecting”, while the New Yorker has praised Mr. Jolley’s “richly melancholy horn solos”, and David Weininger in the Boston Globe observed the “clarity and light touch” of Gilles Vonsattel. The ensemble promises to offer chamber music par excellence to audiences across the United States.

Full Biography

Bringing together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists, Trio Valtorna formed in 2011. After performing together at “Music from Angel Fire” Chamber Music Festival, renowned violinist Ida Kavafian and French horn player extraordinaire David Jolley decided to continue in collaboration, adding the young pianist Gilles Vonsattel to complete the ensemble. Fred Kirshnit, writing in the New York Sun, called Ms. Kavafian’s artistry “meaningful and affecting”, while the New Yorker has praised Mr. Jolley’s “richly melancholy horn solos”, and David Weininger in the Boston Globe observed the “clarity and light touch” of Gilles Vonsattel. The ensemble promises to offer chamber music par excellence to audiences across the United States.

Highlights for Trio Valtorna’s 2019-20 season include performances with Coastal Concerts and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.