Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensi- tive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place when he was 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under Maestro Zubin Mehta. Since then he has performed throughout the United States and Europe, appearing as a soloist with major orchestras in France, Russia and Eastern Europe. His recitals and chamber music concerts include performances in Beijing, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Tannery Pond.
Ilya Kaler, the only violinist to win Gold Medals at three highly prestigious com- petitions — The International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1986), The Sibelius (Helsinki, 1985), and the Paganini (Genoa, 1981), and has received enthu- siastic reviews for both his distinguished solo performances and highly acclaimed recordings, now available on Naxos label. He has performed extensively as a recitalist as well as soloist with leading orchestras throughout the world. He is currently a Professor of Violin at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois.
Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound art- istry and charismatic stage presence, is one of the most acclaimed cellists on the concert stage today. He has performed as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and in the world’s ma- jor concert halls as well as at prestigious summer music festivals. He teaches as a Professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 11
Amy Beach (1867-1944): Piano Trio Op. 150
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Piano Trio in D minor, No. 1, Op. 49