Grammy nominated recording artists, The Eaken Trio marks it's 22nd successful season of critically acclaimed concert appearances across the United States, Europe and Canada. Unanimously noted for their enthusiastic performances and innovative audience building residencies, the ensemble has numerous commercial recordings under both the Naxos and Catalpa Classics labels, and is heard regularly on classical music radio including National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Performance Today. The ensemble has a new CD release of Joaquin Turina's Second Piano Trio and the Ravel Piano Trio titled "Playing with Fire", distributed by Eroica Classical Recordings (http:www.eroica.com). Also just released is a CD titled “OUR FAVORITES” including some all time favorite music like Bach’s “Air” (for the G string); Mascagni’s “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana; Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance”; Pachelbel “Canon”; “Meditation” from Thais; Kreisler’s “Le Gitana” and many others. Other releases include a critically acclaimed recording of three American piano trios on the Naxos "American Music Series". On this CD are Trios by Gunther Shuller, Gerald Shipiro and Grammy Award Winner, Lalo Shifrin of "Mission Impossible" fame. Additional recordings by the Trio includes Gershwin for Three, a CD of all original arrangements of some of George Gershwin's greatest music; The Romantic Trio CD with the wonderful D minor, OP 49 Trio by Mendelssohn and the Anton Arensky D minor Trio, and their newest, thjis CD entitled Masterpieces featuring Trios by Bedrich Smetana, Joaquin Turina and Johannes Brahms, The Eaken Trio maintains a rigorous touring schedule with recent performances in Maine, Maryland, Indiana, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. During the last three years, the group has returned for multiple tours in Europe with performances in England, France, Germany and Italy with their latest tour in June of 2006 presenting concerts for the Pennsylvania Ambassadors of Music in Venice, Verona, Milan, Lucerne, Munich, Strasbourg and Paris. In June of 2008, they will be touring in China.
The Trio was in residence at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA from 1991 through 2000 and continues to provide inspiring residencies throughout the United States. Their residency program, recognized by Chamber Music America as one of the five most successful in the Nation, involves students and faculty in chamber music through concerts, workshops, and an innovative curriculum integrating chamber music into virtually every aspect of liberal arts education. The Trio visits classes in music history, language, art, psychology, anthropology, dance, and the sciences exploring the relationships between music and the topic of study.
The Eaken Trio is currently on the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster of artists. Penn PAT promotes the Trio and provides grant assistance to presenters in Pennsylvania, Delaware, The District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those interested in grant assistance can receive information by contacting: www.pennpat.org or by writing to them at: Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour; 1811 Chestnut St., Suite 301; Philadelphia, PA 19103. Phone: 215-496-9424. The Eaken Trio is managed by Lois Scott Management, Inc.; PO Box 140; Closter, NJ 07624. Phone: 201-768-6970 FAX: 201-768-7275 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www/LoisScottManagement.com