The Boston Trio Finds a New Voice in Jonah Ellsworth

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The Boston Trio finds a new voice in Jonah Ellsworth

Kate Lemmon Photography

Kate Lemmon Photography

Rapidly gaining recognition as one of the greatest artists of his generation with an international career, cellist Jonah Ellsworth joins the Boston Trio, an ensemble with time-tested artistry.

Beginning cello studies at the age of 5, Ellsworth has experienced much success and critical acclaim from early on in his career as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. Having been featured in solo performances with the Boston Symphony, Akron Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, and New Bedford Symphony among others, Ellsworth has been referred to as “a kind of unrepentant Tannhauser” by the Boston Globe and “a player to watch” by Clevelandclassical.com. The Boston Musical Intelligencer states that he is “fearless [with a] complete range of expressive richness” and “definitely a player to watch.”

Jonah has been selected as a fellow for the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, and will return to the Marlboro Music Festival for the third time in 2016. Jonah has studied with Laurence Lesser at New England Conservatory and Peter Wiley at Curtis Institute of Music.  Other teachers include Andrew Mark and Natasha Brofsky.  

Founded in 1997, the Boston Trio has developed a consistent reputation of artistic excellence and received steady critical acclaim. Collaborating with violinist Irina Muresanu and founding pianist Heng-Jin Park, Ellsworth is eager to contribute to the legacy of this chamber ensemble. Past performances of the Boston Trio include presentations at Detroit Pro Musica, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, and a nationally televised performance at Belgrade Music Festival in Serbia.

Upon this new appointment with the Boston Trio, Jonah Ellsworth tells us that “[J]oining the trio is very exciting for me. I have always listened to them perform, both live and on recordings, but getting to play in the trio is a great opportunity.” Specifically looking forward to the role that this ensemble will have on his identity as an artist, Ellsworth states “I look forward to learning new repertoire, and revisiting learned pieces as well. I look forward to making beautiful music.”

The trio members that Ellsworth is soon to be collaborating with also look forward to this promising new opportunity. “We are overjoyed to have Jonah join the Boston Trio.  He's one of the greatest cellists of his generation and we are extremely inspired to make music on the highest artistic level with him.  I believe audiences everywhere will be thrilled to witness this new incarnation of the Boston Trio and we look forward to sharing our music with them” says pianist Heng-Jin Park. Fellow string player in the ensemble violinist Irina Muresanu readily says of Ellsworth’s inclusion, “I am thrilled to welcome Jonah Ellsworth to the Boston Trio. He is an exceptional cellist with a virtuosity and understanding of the music far beyond his years.” Irina has known Jonah for many years and watched his ascending trajectory, which makes the new addition even more meaningful to her.

For more information, please contact Justin Stanley of JMS Artist Management at justinstanley@jmsartistmanagement.com or by phone at (857) 210 4607. The Boston Trio’s next concerts are in Virginia this coming December. Please visit www.bostontrio.com for more information.

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