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The Bedford Trio

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:00 p.m.

This award-winning ensemble of violin, cello and piano presents a program to evoke the wonder and romance of La Belle Epoque.

The Bedford Trio with Andrew Ascenzo (cello), Jialiang Zhu (piano), and Alessia Disimino (violin)The Bedford Trio was founded by award-winning instrumentalists Alessia Disimino (violin), Andrew Ascenzo (cello), and Jialiang Zhu (piano) and is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

Founded in 2016, the Bedford Trio is already thrilling audiences with their dynamic, elegant, and energetic performances. The group’s repertoire ranges from the classic piano trios of Beethoven and Brahms to contemporary works by Canadian and International composers. They are committed to commissioning and performing contemporary repertoire by both established and emerging composers. Most recently they have premiered piano trios by emerging Canadian composers Roydon Tse (Forgetting) and Henrique Coe (Martyrium).

In 2018, in addition to appearing in recital, the Bedford Trio has performed in Quebec as part of the Orford Music Festival and participated in the Orford Piano Trio Residency under the guidance of the Gryphon Trio. In August, they participated in the Career Development Residency at Chamberfest in Ottawa, which included several recital performances, various outreach events in communities around Ottawa including a performance for the Health Arts Society of Ontario, and events at the National Gallery of Canada. They recently appeared on CBC Radio One in a feature with composer Rob Kapilow (“What Makes It Great”), performing excerpts from his latest composition-in-progress based on Louise Bourgeois’ “Maman” sculpture at the National Gallery of Canada.

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Trio photo: Alice H. Photography

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