Wu Han, piano
Philip Setzer, violin
David Finckel, cello
Last season, pianist Wu Han, violinist Philip Setzer, and cellist David Finckel captivated a Schwab Auditorium audience with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven piano trios. This season, the exceptional ensemble will return to Penn State to perform three more Beethoven compositions.
The program will include the trios in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2; E‑flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2; and B‑flat Major, Op. 97, Archduke.
“It used to be the Beaux Arts Trio that other piano trios had to look up to and attempt to emulate,” writes ReichelRecommends.com. “Now it’s the Han-Setzer-Finckel triumvirate that is the standard bearer.”
Han and Finckel, who in 2012 won Musical America’s Musicians of the Year honor, are the artistic directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Setzer, a founding member of Emerson String Quartet (of which Finckel was also a member for more than three decades), has received acclaim in the musical capitals of the world.
The Han-Setzer-Finckel trio has recorded piano trios by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Antonín Leopold Dvořák on the ArtistLed label.
Artistic Viewpoints will not be offered before this performance.
Pamela M. Aikey
support provided by
Nina C. Brown Endowment