Two members of the rising young Neave Piano Trio, violinist Anna Williams and cellist Mikhail Veselov, have formed Neave Duo.
Hailed by critics as an “up-and-coming ensemble” (WQXR Radio, New York City), praised for its “heart on-sleeve performances” (Classical New Jersey) and nominated by the Boston Phoenix as the “Best of Boston”, the Neave Piano Trio, joins the SDSU School of Music and Dance in Fall 2012 in the prestigious Artist Diploma program for advanced performers.
Graduates of the Eastman, Manhattan and Longy Schools of Music and the Chopin Academy in Moscow, the Neave Trio has enjoyed international success at recital and festival performances in the United States, South America, UK and Europe, performing in some of the world’s finest concert halls. Recent appearances include recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall and Rochester’s Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. The Neave Trio’s concert engagements for the 2011-2012 season included performances at the 92nd street Y and a debut recital at the American Dvorak Society. They also received the unique honor of an invitation to follow in the footsteps of the Beaux Arts Trio as the only other trio to perform at the Apollo Performing Arts Concert Series.
All rising young soloists, the members of the Neave Trio have enjoyed international concert and competition success spanning four continents, with recent notable performances in Guatemala, Belgium and Russia, as well as a recital appearance at the British Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Members of the trio have studied with artists Natalia Gutman, Terry King, Barry Snyder, Patricia Zander, Victor Rosenbaum, Patinka Kopec, Irina Muresanu and Laura Bossert, among others.
Members of the Neave Trio have been recipients of the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Prize, the Gartoff Foundation Prize, Jury Special Commendation at the Coleman Ensemble Competition, and the Eastman Chamber Music Honors Prize. The trio has won several prestigious performing ensemble positions in the Northeast USA, including residencies at Providence College and St. Marks International Chamber Music Institute and Festival. Currently in residence at the LyricaFest and ArtsAhimsa music festivals, the trio has also performed extensively as Young Artist Members of Lyrica Chamber Music, an award winning series in the New York Metropolitan area. As one of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles, Neave has worked with distinguished artists including Pinchas Zukerman, Joseph Kalichstein, James Buswell, Donald McInness, Donald Weilerstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Robert Mann, Carol Rodland, Charles Castleman, Terry King, Seth Knopp, Oleg Krysa and Peter Serkin, as well as members of the Borromeo, Ying, Beethoven, American and Emerson Quartets. 2012/13 season engagements include extensive U.S. West Coast appearances and a Northeast concert tour.