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Faculty Artists perform the two piano trios of Franz Schubert November 2

October 18, 2010

Franz Schubert

The Yale School of Music presents three celebrated musicians – Peter Frankl, Martin Beaver, and Clive Greensmith – in an evening of Schubert’s piano trios on Tuesday, November 2 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (Sprague Hall, 470 College Street, New Haven). Violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith are both members of the Tokyo String Quartet, the ensemble-in-residence at the School of Music. The concert pianist Peter Frankl, a long-time member of the Yale School of Music faculty, has played chamber music with musicians such as Kyung Wha Chung and András Schiff.

The ensemble will play Schubert’s Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 99 and Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 100. This performance is part of the Chamber Music Society at Yale, which is under the artistic direction of David Shifrin.

This season Peter Frankl celebrates his 75th birthday with four appearances at Yale, including this Schubert performance, concerto appearances with both the Yale Philharmonia and the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and a solo recital.

Tickets to the concert are $20–$30, $15 with student ID. The Yale School of Music now also offers Pick 3 or Pick 5 sampler packages with discounts of up to 20% off single ticket prices. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

The concert will be streamed live at music.yale.edu/media.

About the Performers

Peter Frankl

Peter Frankl

Pianist Peter Frankl made his London debut in 1962 and his New York debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell in 1967. Since that time he has performed with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, all the London orchestras, and the major American orchestras. He has collaborated with such conductors as Abbado, Boulez, Maazel, Salonen, and Solti. Among his many recordings are the complete works for piano by Schumann and Debussy, solo albums of Bartók and Chopin, a Hungarian anthology, Mozart concertos, Brahms trios and piano concertos, Bartók pieces for violin and piano, and the piano quintets of Brahms, Schumann, and Dvorák. In recognition of his artistic achievements, Mr. Frankl was awarded the Officer’s Cross by the Hungarian Republic. On his seventieth birthday he was given one of the highest civilian awards in Hungary for his lifetime artistic achievement in the world of music.

Martin Beaver

Martin Beaver, violin, joined the Tokyo String Quartet in 2002. He was a founding member of the Toronto String Quartet and Triskelion. He has appeared with the Boston Chamber Music Society and Bargemusic, as well as at Ravinia, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Reizend Muziekgezelschap in Amsterdam. As a soloist, Mr. Beaver has appeared with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Portuguese Radio Orchestra, and the San Francisco, Montreal, and Toronto Symphonies, among others. He was a top prize-winner at international violin competitions in Indianapolis and Montreal and won a silver medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. A former pupil of Victor Danchenko, Josef Gingold, and Henryk Szeryng, he has served on the faculties of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the University of British Columbia, and the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and is currently on the faculty at the Steinhardt School at New York University. Mr. Beaver has recorded for the René Gailly, Naim Audio, Naxos, SM5000 and Musica Viva labels.

Clive Greensmith, cello

Clive Greensmith

Clive Greensmith, cello, joined the Tokyo String Quartet in 1999. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule in Cologne, his principal teachers were Donald McCall and Boris Pergamenschikow. He has held the position of principal cellist of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist, he has appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, and the RAI Orchestra of Rome. He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as András Schiff, Midori, Claude Frank, and Steven Isserlis, and has won several prizes including second place in the inaugural Premio Stradivari. Mr. Greensmith has served on the faculties of the Royal Northern College of Music, Yehudi Menuhin School, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is currently on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music. His recording of Brahms sonatas with Boris Berman was recently released on the Biddulph label.

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