Boston Trio Cellist Astrid Schween to Join Juilliard String Quartet in Fall 2016

Astrid Schween, current cellist of the Boston Trio, will join the Juilliard String Quartet for the 16-17 season, replacing cellist Joel Krosnick.

May 13, 2015 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Boston Trio is pleased to announce that Astrid Schween will join the Juilliard String Quartet in the Fall of 2016. As a member of the trio, Schween performed on tours to the Southwest United States, California, Michigan, and all around New England. Highlights include performances at UCLA, Pro Musica Detroit, Concerts at the Point in Massachusetts, and the trio’s annual concerts at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. This summer, Schween will be heard with the Boston Trio at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. Astrid will tour with the Boston Trio next season from coast to coast, including performances in Williamsburg and Norfolk, VA, and at Four Seasons Arts in Berkeley, CA (dates to be announced). A Boston Trio album with Astrid will be released later this year featuring the works of Arensky, Musto, and Faure.

“With a beautifully balanced sound, the Boston Trio presented some of chamber music's most rewarding repertory…”  - Keith Powers, South Coast Today, 2/26/14

About the Boston Trio

“Whenever this trio plays, drop everything and go hear them!” – hailed the Boston Globe on the occasion of The Boston Trio’s Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall. Since their formation in 1997, the Trio has become one of today’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Acclaimed for their superb sense of ensemble and wondrous balance, these virtuosic and profound musicians are committed to creating engaging and daring performances of standard and contemporary repertoire.

Recent highlights for the Boston Trio include performances at UCLA, Detroit Pro Musica, the University of Arkansas, Maui Classical Music Festival, and the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. The Boston Trio has been invited to perform on numerous prestigious series such as the Bank of America Celebrity Series, Sanibel Chamber Music Festival, Virtuosi Concerts in Winnipeg, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Brigham Young University, Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series, and Bay Chamber Concerts in Maine. The Boston Trio is the Ensemble-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory.

“Both Muresanu and Schween were fearless in their attacks and subtle in their phrasing, and the combination of all three was impressive, and occasionally tremendous.” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 3/17/14

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