In music there is an ethereal entity sometimes called “good chemistry."
When it is present both listeners and performers rejoice. Its presence means that each performance
at once will be both spontaneous and organic.
In 1982 two winners of the coveted Naumburg Award sat
down with the cellist of the New Hungarian Quartet for an evening of chamber music.
What they discovered was an extraordinary chemistry within the group.
THE OBERLIN TRIO was born that night - three virtuosi with more than a thousand performances around the world among them.
Since that time, THE OBERLIN TRIO has been touring internationally, enthralling their audiences with
traditional repertoire, more unusual works by contemporary composers, and less known works
by Frank Bridge, Claude Debussy, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
The original trio members were Stephen Clapp, violin; Andor Toth, Jr., cello; and Joseph Schwartz, piano.
The new members of The Oberlin Trio - who are all faculty members at the Oberlin Conservatory - were chosen personally by them.
THE NEW YORK TIMES- “. . . an extraordinary combination of passion and precision . . .”
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL- “. . . these guys can play . . . passion as well as beauty.”