A wonderful interview with Deborah Pae and Mike Telin of Cleveland Classical talking about the many facets of her career and her all solo-cello program featuring works by Bach, Mayuzumi, and Mumford; which took place at the Stocker Arts Center's Signature Series on November 3, 2016.
News about upcoming projects, concerts, recordings, travels, and fun discoveries from Deborah...
We are so excited to have been chosen as one of Tarisio Trust's top four winners! With this Young Artist Grant, we will be recording and releasing Trio Modetre's debut recording Tribute to Frank Bridge: Masterpieces Among Peers with TYXart Label. This will mark the 75th anniversary of Frank Bridge's death and revive his second piano trio - only two recordings currently exist! We will pair the British masterwork with another incredible masterpiece of the piano trio repertoire, Brahms Trio No. 1 in B major. Thank you to Tarisio and jury members Lisa Batiashvili, Jeremy Geffen, and Gautier Capuçon for believing in our project. We look forward to sharing it with you in 2017!
On Monday February 22, I was thrilled to return to Boston with my piano trio, Trio Modetre, with violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Misha Namirovsky. After several years of living on different continents, traveling and performing across the globe, we finally made our much anticipated return at the invitation of Music for Food Boston (MFF) at the New England Conservatory, our alma mater. Performing in Boston seemed very fitting as the trio was founded at NEC in 2012 where we were all students and we got to share the stage with wonderful violinist and NEC faculty, Soovin Kim, who gave a powerful performance of Bach's Solo Sonata in D minor, BWV 1004. Our concert that evening served as a vehicle to raise awareness and support for the Women's Lunch Place, one of MFF's affiliate partners and a sanctuary for women experiencing homelessness or poverty in the Boston community. This shelter holds a special place in my heart as I curated a concert series there in 2011. The series is still flourishing today under the leadership of current students at the Conservatory.
For those of you who are just hearing about Music for Food, MFF is a musician-led initiative to raise awareness about local hunger relief. The concert series brings artists, musicians, audiences, and the people of our communities together to contribute their talents and gifts towards a very important issue in our society. MFF began in 2010 and through their grassroots movement, they have flourished nationally and internationally. Their model is sustainable and can be replicated for musicians to bring to their own communities which is why you can find Music for Food in Boston, Appleton, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Berlin! If you haven't heard about their growing partnerships, please visit their website to find out more. Even if you're not a musician, you can still be part of this incredible organization.
Thanks to a wonderful friend, SoYoung Sarah Yang, who has some nifty skills capturing photos on her phone, we're able to share a bit of the evening with you here. Additionally, we would like to thank Kim Kashkashian, violist and artistic director of Music for Food; Cashman Kerr Prince, general manager; their entire team, and the Boston community for welcoming us so warmly.