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Eaken Piano Trio

• 3 Carnegie Hall performances
• 10 tours in Europe and Asia
• 12 CD releases on the Naxos, Catalpa, and Con Brio labels
• Grammy-nominated recording artists

Founded in 1986, the Eaken Trio has traveled extensively throughout America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. They were "Artists in Residence" for 10 years at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and have held residencies at many other colleges and universities including Harvard, Stanford, USC, The University of Maryland, and Penn State. The Trio is heard regularly on classical music radio stations including National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Performance Today and have 12 commercial CDs under the Naxos, Catalpa Classics, and Con Brio labels. Their Home for the Holidays CD was nominated for a Grammy. They have two NPR programs titled "Home for the Holidays," which have been aired on over 100 stations nationwide during the last 14 holiday seasons. The programs help raise awareness of the homeless problems in America through the music of the Trio and insights by prominent Americans such as Barbara Bush, Maya Angelou, Leo Buscaglia, Sam Nunn, and many others.

The Trio has been the recipient of many commissions including trios written for them by Lalo Shifrin, Gerald Shipiro, Timothy Greatbatch, Allen Menton and others. Their latest CD was released on the Con Brio label and is titled The Most Wonderful Time. The recording features arrangements of Christmas and Hanukkah favorites by Mike Garson. The CD received rave reviews from Fanfare and Audiophile Magazines. Fanfare wrote: “…the virtuosity of the Eaken Trio play each selection with flawless precision and a great deal of panache…” From Audiophile Magazine: “…the arrangements and performances are stellar.”

The Trio can be reached by phone at 717-432-3596, by email, eakentrio@aol.com, or by mail: 283 Orebank Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019.


REVIEWS:

“The Eaken Trio gave an exciting yet friendly performance [at Carnegie Hall], one that invited the listener into their intimate world of music making.” —Strings Magazine

“…the music was often irresistible…with each sweep of the bow and the pianist’s sparkling passagework and nuance… stylistically they were as one… timbrally ravishing.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“An eminent ensemble… a rare treat.” —De Stem, The Netherlands

"…with depth and beauty; performances don’t get any better than this.” —The Burlington Free Press

“The quality of your trio is superb, both individually and collectively. I would be very inspired indeed to write a piece for such a refined ensemble… I have not heard a piano trio like this one in a very long time.”
—Lalo Schifrin

“The Naxos CD of the Shuller, Shifrin and Shipiro Trios shows the Eaken Trio to be a very talented ensemble, well at home with the varied demands of the music… This disc is practically demanding to be taken home by everyone reading this review. Heed its call.” —Fanfare Magazine