Chartreuse (shar-trooz), an aromatic and refreshing trio, usually yellow or green.
We are excited to have the Chartreuse Trio as our 2023 Ensemble-in-Residence! Violinist Myra Hinrichs, violist Carrie Frey, and cellist Helen Newby will be performing the winning works from our Call for Scores and a commissioned work by our 2023 Composer-in-Residence Maria Kaoutzani, and workshopping pieces for our Emerging Composers Workshop.
Uniquely committed to repeat performances and developing the string trio repertoire through adventurous commissions, Chartreuse has premiered works by dozens of composers and toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway. Cleveland Classical described the trio in concert as “a maelstrom almost tactile in its grittiness” and “as much fun to watch as to listen to.”
Equally devoted to education, Chartreuse has given performances and workshops for students of all ages at institutions including SUNY Fredonia, Oberlin College’s Winter Term Chamber Music Intensive, the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, Toneheim Folkehøgskole, Tromsø University, middle schools in Philadelphia and Cleveland, and Kendal at Oberlin. This season the trio recorded an opera with Amber Vistein, premiered works by members of the 113 Composers Collective and will appear in the dream project of Katie Young and Linda Jankowska ‘boundarymind’.
Chartreuse was part of the inaugural cohort of the Chamber Music America Ensemble Forward Grant in 2020-2021, made possible with generous support from the New York Community Trust, and is looking forward to working with composer Pablo Chin with the support of the FROMM Foundation.
Chartreuse will appear in the Emerging Composers Workshop on Friday, March 17th. Their Feature Concert, premiering a new work by Composer-in-Residence Maria Kaoutzani along with the selected compositions from our International Call for Scores, will take place on Saturday, March 18th. View our 2023 Festival page for more information.