The celebrated ensemble-in-residence at the Music Institute of Chicago – comprised of Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello and Marta Aznavoorian, piano – has been described as “sensational… bewitching.” It has been praised for its polished presentations of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire. The group’s reputation as a first-rate ensemble draws an eclectic audience of sophisticated music lovers, young admirers of contemporary programs and students discovering chamber music for the first time. The trio has performed throughout the US, including Carnegie Hall, and was chosen to play for President Barack Obama.
Bringing together performing experience spanning the globe, each member is an artist of international renown. Desirée Ruhstrat has performed throughout the US and Europe, appearing at the White House and performing on live radio broadcast heard around the world with the Berlin Radio Orchestra; David Cunliffe has performed with the BBC and Royal Scottish orchestras as well as touring as a member of the Balanescu Quartet; Marta Aznavoorian has appeared with the Chicago Symphony and has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House.
Praised for their “joy of sheer technical ability, unanimity of phrasing and beautiful blended tone,” The Lincoln Trio has become Chicago’s most celebrated chamber ensemble and The Center looks forward to adding them to the roster of acclaimed artists in the Intimate Classics series.
This concert is generously sponsored by Mrs. Marlin Brossart.
Performances are May 4 at 7 p.m. in the Center Theater. Tickets range from $35 to 47 with discounts for members and students. California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. In Escondido. The box office phone number is (800) 988-4253.