Ogunquit Performing Arts continues its 27th Chamber Music Festival with a performance by The New Hampshire Trio. Bringing together three extraordinary musicians, the Trio was recently founded in 2021, and is the resident faculty chamber ensemble at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
The Piano Trio will play:
RACHMANINOFF Trio Elégiaque No. 1 in G minor
CHARLES IVES Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
AMY BEACH Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150
Karl Orvik, violin, has been featured in solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is the founding violinist of Trio Klaritas, which has appeared on concert series in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, and at the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as in a 2010 concert tour of South Korea. Most recently, the trio made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 performing a program of works by living composers. Dr. Ørvik also concertizes frequently with Stonehill College’s resident faculty ensemble, the Stonehill Trio, and has appeared in multiple recordings and live radio broadcasts as a member of many other ensembles.
Jacques Lee Wood, cello, is an avid chamber musician and orchestral musician, a member of the Pedroia String Quartet and recently appointed principal cello of the Cape Symphony. He is a frequent guest artist with A Far Cry, House of Time, Yale Schola Cantorum, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Bachsolisten Seoul, Bach Collegium Japan, Juilliard 415, Firebird Ensemble, and the Handel and Haydn Society. A recognized pedagogue, Wood is an Artist-in-Residence at the University of New Hampshire and holds faculty positions at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (Intensive Community Program) and Milton Academy. He has held residencies at Yale University, University of Ulsan, Tufts University, and the Boston Conservatory.
Mathilde Handelsman, piano, is a concert pianist, poet, and educator from Paris, France. She is recognized as an imaginative and unusual performer with refined interpretations, for her “calm technical mastery, immediate understanding of balance” as well as “extraordinary vigor, flawless musicality,” (Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace).
Spanning the repertoire across Europe and the United States, Handelsman’s career as a soloist and collaborative musician has led her to perform under conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Thomas Adès, Stefan Asbury, and Luigi Gaggero. Highlights from recent and current seasons include chamber performances alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Nicolas Namoradze, and Stephen Drury at the Tanglewood Music Festival, as well as a solo debut at Carnegie Hall in May 2022.