The Adagio Trio was founded in 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kathryn Daniels, Michael Daniels, and Linda Grieser, the founding members, have performed regularly for recitals, religious services, weddings, and receptions. In 1990 Michael took the position of Co-Principal Cellist with the Virginia Symphony, and the Daniels moved to Norfolk, Virginia. The trio continued to work together, however, and released their first CD "Stillpoint" in 1997. In October 1999, the trio released their second CD "Sanctuary". In October 2002, the trio released their third CD Winter Gift, a Christmas CD. A fourth CD, “Evensong,” was released in late September, 2005. The newest CD (2008) is “Celtic Heart” , the trio’s first all-Celtic recording. The trio has now sold almost 40,000 copies of their CDs!
The unique combination of harp, flute, and cello provides a fitting compliment for meditation or relaxation.
The trio, for the most part, creates their own arrangements and uses familiar tunes such as "Ashokan Farewell",
"Shenandoah", "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring", and "On Eagle's Wings". The group has been featured on public radio stations throughout the country including ones in Minnesota, Virginia, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and California.
Their music has been featured numerous times on WHRO radio in Hampton Roads and WGUC-FM in Cincinnati. In the first six weeks, the "Stillpoint" album sold over 1000 copies. Their albums have evoked many positive responses from people across the country.