Claremont Trio





Claremont Trio


  • Emily Bruskin, violin
  • Julia Bruskin, cello
  • Andrea Lam, piano

Event Details

Lauded as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups” Strad Magazine, the Claremont Trio is sought after for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently lauded for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

In 2017 the Claremont Trio recorded and performed Eric Sawyer's Triple Concerto and John Harbison's Double Concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. The trio also gave the world premiere of Kati Agócs’ "Queen of Hearts" as part of a week-long residency at the Chamber Music Northwest festival in Portland, OR. Highlights of the Trio's 2017-18 season include performances for Newtown Friends of Music in Connecticut; ArtsLIVE at the University of Dayton, OH; Chamber Music Live at Queens

College in New York; Chamber Music Monterey Bay and Mill Valley Chamber Music in California; Classical Interludes at the Brooklyn Public Library in New York.

The Claremont Trio’s recent seasons have included engagements at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Boston’s Celebrity Series, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series, Pasadena’s Coleman Chamber Music Association, Johns Hopkins University, the Austin Chamber Music Festival, Stanford Lively Arts, Kansas City Friends of Chamber Music, along with the Chamber Music Societies of Phoenix, Dallas, Sedona, San Antonio, Buffalo, and the Universities of Washington, Wisconsin, and Missouri. The Trio has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with orchestras such as the Nashville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and Utah Symphony. The group also appears regularly at festivals including Ravinia, Saratoga, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, Skaneateles, Rockport, Bard, and Norfolk.

Emily Bruskin

Emily Bruskin has performed as soloist with the Virginia, Pacific, San Francisco Ballet, Utah, and Nashville Symphonies and has given recitals across the country and around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the American Academy in Rome, the Kennedy Center, and Boston's Jordan Hall. As violinist of the Claremont Trio she has made critically acclaimed recordings on the Arabesque, Bridge, Tria, and Ongaku labels and has commissioned trios from Nico Muhly, Mason Bates, Gabriela Lena Frank, Sean Shepherd, Helen Grime and Hillary Zipper. Ms. Bruskin has appeared at the Saratoga, Mostly Mozart, Caramoor, and Ravinia festivals and has given masterclasses at Columbia University, the Eastman School of Music, and Duke University. Ms. Bruskin was a grand prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and received BBC Magazine's Critic's Choice Award and the Classical Recording Foundation's Young Artist Award. A graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program, she holds degrees in Neuroscience and in Music.

Julia Bruskin

Since her concerto debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at age 17, cellist Julia Bruskin has established herself as one of the premiere cellists of her generation. She performed Samuel Barber’s Cello Concerto with conductor Jahja Ling at Avery Fisher Hall and has also been soloist with the Nashville Symphony, Utah Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Pacific Symphony among others. Her recent CD of music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Dohnanyi was praised by Fanfare Magazine for its “exquisite beauty of sound and expression”.

A founding member of the critically acclaimed Claremont Trio, Ms. Bruskin won 1st prize in the 2001 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was awarded the first ever Kalichestein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award. The trio tours extensively, including recent concerts at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museum and Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Bridge Records released the Claremont Trio’s recording of the Beethoven “Triple” Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Beethoven’s Trio Op. 1 No. 1 to rave reviews.  

Andrea Lam

Lauded for her “melting lyricism, filigree touch and spirited eloquence” (The Australian) and pronounced a “real talent” (Wall Street Journal), Australian pianist Andrea Lam is gaining recognition for her "great style and thrilling virtuosity" (Sydney Morning Herald). In recent years, she has given over seventy performances with orchestras in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. She has worked with renowned conductors including Alan Gilbert, Edo de Waart, Michael Christie, and Marcus Stenz. Andrea Lam was a Semifinalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition. In 2009, she was also the Silver Medalist at the San Antonio Piano Competition, where she won additional prizes for the Best Classical performance and Best Russian performance. In 2010, she joined the Astral Artists Roster as a winner of their national auditions. Ms. Lam holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman, and the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Arkady Aronov. 

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