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The members of Trio+, pronounced Trio Plus, expands the idea of what a traditional piano trio could be by creative programming and infusing unique performance atmospheres. For the last ten years they have performed together in various combinations across five continents. Their first critically acclaimed performance as a piano trio was given at the Sydney Festival 2003, Australia in collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group. Their Japan debut took place in 2008 at Symphony Hall and Suntory Hall with Century Orchestra Osaka performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto.
Trio+ is deeply committed to further advancement of music education. Their productions at Art Tower Mito in 2005 and 2008 featured paintings and words in addition to the music. Their use of multimedia to stretch the boundaries of the student’s imagination and have them respond to alternative forms of art has received rave reviews.
Violinist, Yosuke Kawasaki, Concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Canada as well as a member of Mito Chamber Orchestra and Saito Kinen Orchestra. Kawasaki is the 2004 S&R Washington Award Grand Prize winner, a part time professor at University of Ottawa, and a faculty member of Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga and Affinis Music Festival.
Pianist, Vadim Serebryany, is currently a faculty member (associate professor) at Huntingdon College.
Cellist, Wolfram Koessel, is the cellist of the American String Quartet, faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music and former Music Director for the Mark Morris Dance Group.