"Dicterow's sweet, large, tightly focused tone gave the ensemble a rock-solid leading voice. But cellist Inbal Segev matched him with her thrillingly projected, vibrato-rich playing (not to mention a beautifully judged range of color and dynamics), while Karen Dreyfus's lean and throaty viola sound provided piquant contrast. It was in its finely woven blend of timbres and rapport, though, that the trio most deeply satisfied." — The Washington Post
"personality, purpose and captivating energy" — The Strad
Sunday, December 4, 2016
3:00 pm /
(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023 Detailed map and directions
Program Schubert - Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major J.S.Bach - “Goldberg-Variationen” BWV 988 (selected movements) Jean Sibelius - String Trio in G Minor Beethoven - String Trio in C Minor
The Amerigo Trio is one of the most recent major string trios to emerge in the world of chamber music. New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow formed the Amerigo with violist Karen Dreyfus and cellist Inbal Segev after their successful collaboration at the Bowdoin International Chamber Music Festival, hailed as a "virtuoso performance . . . an extraordinary interchange of musical thought" by the Maine Sunday Telegram. The Strad has praised Amerigo's “personality, purpose and captivating energy.”
In the short time since the group's founding in the summer of 2009, they have been invited to play at some of the most prestigious concert series in the United States, including Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival in Virginia, The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, the Concord Chamber Music Society in Massachusetts, Tannery Pond Concerts in the Berkshires, the New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space, and Dumbarton Concerts and the Phillips Collection Concert Series, both in Washington, DC.
Of the trio's recent performance in Washington DC, The Washington Post raved, "Dicterow's sweet, large, tightly focused tone gave the ensemble a rock-solid leading voice. But cellist Inbal Segev matched him with her thrillingly projected, vibrato-rich playing (not to mention a beautifully judged range of color and dynamics), while Karen Dreyfus's lean and throaty viola sound provided piquant contrast. It was in its finely woven blend of timbres and rapport, though, that the trio most deeply satisfied."
The Amerigo recently released its debut recording of serenades by Dohnányi on the Navona Records label.
The Amerigo Trio is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian Explorer. The trio is committed to the exploration of the riches of the string trio repertoire, both new and old.
Amerigo Trio performs an excerpt from String Trio, Op. 6 by Leo Weiner (1885-1960)
Photo credit: Chris Lee
One of today's most illustrious violinists, Glenn Dicterow is well known to audiences throughout Europe and North America, both as an orchestral soloist and a recitalist. He appears frequently throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Japan, Korea and China with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, London Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, National Symphony, San Diego Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony.
Mr. Dicterow has been Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic since 1980 and is a featured soloist on many of its recordings. He has also recorded the Holdridge Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bernstein Serenade with the New York Philharmonic, and for Cala and EMI, solo works of Korngold, Ives, Bernstein, Martinu and Corigliano.
An active teacher, Glenn Dicterow serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and has been appointed to the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at USC/ Thornton School of Music beginning in 2013. A top prizewinner in many international competitions, Mr. Dicterow is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Ivan Galamian. Other teachers include Jascha Heifetz, Henryk Szerying, Manuel Compinsky, Eudice Shapiro and Naoum Blinder. For more information please visit www.glenndicterow.com
Photo credit: Chris Lee
Violist Karen Dreyfus is a prize-winner, chamber musician, pedagogue and recording artist. A winner of the Naumburg and Washington International Competitions and the National Endowment for the Arts' Solo Recitalists' Award, Ms. Dreyfus concertizes throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Her ensembles have included Musicians From Marlboro, Philomusica, Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center, the New York Philharmonic and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and she has collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin in recital at Carnegie Hall, Rudolf Serkin, Alexander Schneider, Leon Fleisher and Chick Corea.
Ms. Dreyfus has recorded extensively for the Bridge and MMC labels among others. American Record Guide cites Ms. Dreyfus as "a terrific player with impeccable technique and intonation, beautiful tone, and real musicianship," while Fanfare Magazine has called her "a star...superb throughout, a real virtuoso." Ms. Dreyfus has premiered works by Ezra Laderman, Elizabeth Brown and George Tsontakis. In 2002, she and Mr. Dicterow released William Thomas McKinley's "Concert Variations," written expressly for them.
Born into a family of musicians, Ms. Dreyfus decided to pursue a viola career under the tutelage of Leonard Mogill, Heidi Castleman and Martha Katz. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Karen Tuttle and Michael Tree, she is a member of the faculties of the Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes schools in New York. Karen Dreyfus will join the string faculty at the University of Southern California, the Thornton School of Music in 2013. For more information please visit www.karendreyfusviola.com
Photo: ME Reps
Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev's playing has been described as "characterized by a strong and warm tone . . . delivered with impressive fluency and style," by The Strad. Equally committed to new repertoire for the cello and known masterworks, Ms. Segev brings interpretations that are unreservedly natural and insightful to the vast range of solo and chamber music she performs.
Ms. Segev has been soloist with orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, the Bangkok Symphony, and with all the major orchestras of Israel. She made debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic, led by Zubin Mehta, at age 17. Much in demand as a chamber musician, she is a founding member of Amerigo, a string trio with Glenn Dicterow and Karen Dreyfus. She is a frequent guest artist with the American Chamber Players, and she has performed at the chamber music festivals of Banff, Ravinia, Siena, and Montpellier, among others.
A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music, Ms. Segev studied with Joel Krosnick, Harvey Shapiro, Bernard Greenhouse, and Aldo Parisot. Her cello was made by Francesco Ruggeri in 1673. Please visit www.inbalsegev.com for more information; follow her on Twitter @ISegevB.