“Unerring, warm-toned refinement, revealing judicious glimmers of power,” describes pianist Robert Thies by the Los Angeles Times. He captured worldwide attention in 1995 when he won the Gold Medal at the Second International Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, becoming the only American to win first prize in a Russian piano competition since Van Cliburn in 1958. Robert is joined by violinist Lucia Micarelli, who debuted as soloist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra at age 6 and was since educated at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of celebrated violinist Pinchas Zukerman; and by cellist Eric Byers who made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 18, and in 2018 he debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His performance of the third movement of B.A. Zimmerman's Cello Concerto was lauded as “rapturously played” and “utterly convincing” by the Los Angeles Times.
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