Anthony Trionfo, flute
with Albert Cano Smit, piano
Photo by Matt Dine
“A natural soloist, Trionfo was spellbinding, playing with expressive
and authoritative intellect.” — The Santa Barbara Voice
First Prize, 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
LP Classics Debut Recording Prize
Ruth Laredo Award
Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize
The Lied Center of Kansas Prize
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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
Fantasy in E Minor, Op. 79 - Gabriel Fauré
Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 - Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata for flute & piano, Op. 23 - Lowell Liebermann
Carnival of Venice, theme & variations - Traditional, arr. Anthony Trionfo
drip / spin - Katherine Balch
Zoom Tube - Ian Clarke
Chant de Linos - André Jolivet
Praised for his “spellbinding” performances with “authoritative intellect” by the Santa Barbara Voice after his performance of the Jolivet Concerto with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, flutist Anthony Trionfo will make his recital debuts this spring on the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center as well as in New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall, premiering a new work by YCA Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch.
In the 2017-2018 season he appears in recital and conducts educational and community outreach at Chamber On The Mountain, Iowa State University, Southern Adventist University, Saint Vincent College, the Levine School of Music, the Lied Center of Kansas and the Port Washington Library. He performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 with Vadim Gluzman and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and appears with Jupiter Chamber Players. He has performed concertos with the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Obama’s “President’s Own” Marine Band, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in 2012, Mr. Trionfo appeared on From the Top as a Featured Alumni Performer. In 2013, Anthony was a first prize winner of the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition and a winner of the National Young Arts Foundation Competition.
At the Young Concert Artists 2016 International Auditions, Anthony received additional prizes, including the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize, the Ruth Laredo Award, the Lied Center of Kansas Prize, and the Michaels Award. He received the further distinction of being the first YCA artist to win the inaugural LP Classics Debut Recording Prize, granting him a commercial recording.
In addition to performing, Mr. Trionfo is committed to community outreach, teaching through the Jumpstart program in LA.
Mr. Trionfo is pursuing his master’s degree under the tutelage of James Walker at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he has been a Teaching Fellow. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, having studied with Nancy Stagnitta. He has performed in masterclasses with Emmanuel Pahud, Mimi Stillman and Paula Robison.
Anthony Trionfo, flutist
Johann Sebastian Bach
- Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV1013 -
First Prize Winners Concert
Young Concert Artists International Auditions,
November 7, 2016
21 year-old pianist Albert Cano Smit is the First Prize winner of the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Europe and America, and has been praised for playing "with the maturity of someone three times his age" (CBC Music), for his "dazzling technical and emotional dexterity and musicianship" (DNA) and "a superb musician has spoken" (Le Devoir).
His recital appearances have taken him to such prestigious venues as the the Bozar’s Henry Le Boeuf Hall in Brussels, the Maison Symphonique in Montreal, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, the Teatros del Canal in Madrid, the Palacio de Festivales in Santander, the Enric Granados Auditorium in Lleida and the Espai Ter in Torroella, amongst others. As a soloist he has performed with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Manchester Camerata, the Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, the Nottingham Youth Orchestra, and the American Youth Symphony.
In 2015, he gave a four-hand performance of the Schubert Fantasy with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, followed by repeat performance in 2017 at the Wallis Annenberg Center Hall in Beverly Hills. He has toured frequently with violinist Will Hagen, and is a passionate chamber musician. He has perfromed with Andrej Bielow, Gary Hoffmann, the Cuarteto Casals, the Ebène Quartet, the Szymanowski Quartet, the Gerhard Quartet and Lev Sivkov.
Besides the Naumburg prize, Mr. Cano Smit was also a finalist of the Concours International de Montreal 2017 for piano and has been awarded multiple prizes. He won his first international piano competition at age 14 at the 2011 International Chopin Festival in Mazovia, Poland. Since then he has won first prize at numerous competitions including the 2015 International Piano Competition “Eugenia Verdet” in Barcelona, Spain; the 2014 Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Junior Intercollegiate Competition; and the Chopin Prize at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom.
This season’s highlights include his recital debut at Carnegie Hall, appearances at the Wissembourg Festival, Rheingau Musik-Festival, a recital tour of Spain featuring the world premiere of Miquel Oliu’s preludes, further collaborations with Will Hagen across Germany and the US, as well as his debut at L’Auditori de Barcelona.
Currently, Mr. Cano Smit studies with Ory Shihor at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California. He is also under regular tutelage by Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and has benefited from artistic advice by Stephen Hough, Kevin Kenner, Ilya Itin, Christian Blackshaw, Sergei Babayan, Richard Goode and Ferenc Rados. Previous teachers include Graham Caskie and Marta Karbownicka. He is an alumn of the Verbier Festival Academy.