We are very excited that a winning ensemble from this year's competition will participate in a major chamber music festival in Mantua, Italy this summer.Trio Luminoso, the piano trio that won Level B, has been accepted to perform in the Trame Sonore, Mantova Chamber Music Festival, a five-day international chamber music festival that attracts about 300 musicians each summer.
A special program for young chamber music players will take place on Friday, June 1 at the festival. They will perform for each other and for the audience. They may also play in some of the schools of the city. Following their performance, they will attend a master class by Alfred Brendel, a special guest at the festival.
The students are all age 14. They are Emily Kleiber, an eighth-grader who attends Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Wisconsin; Andrea Wallick , a ninth-grader at Eastview High School in Apple Valley; and Joseph Caswell, who is in eighth grade at Lighthouse School in Spring Lake Park. Their coach is Tom Rosenberg, director of the Chamber Music Academy of the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, who coordinate the competition, are grateful to donors who have contributed $3,000 toward the students' travel.