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Neave Trio

Neave Trio - Photo by Jacob Lewis Lovendahl
Neave Piano Trio
Violinist Anna Williams, Pianist Eri Nakamura, and Cellist Mikhail Veselov
(photo credit: Jacob Lewis Lovendahl)


Sunday, February 26, 2023
3:00 pm / Logan House

at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023

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Tickets $30.00

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"Passion, vibrancy and a riot of colours"
– The Strad

"NEAVE is actually a Gaelic name meaning 'bright' and 'radiant,'
both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making."

– WQXR Radio, NYC

"We are blessed to be living in a golden age of string playing and chamber music making, let me up the ante by saying that we have exceeded the gold standard and have now moved on to platinum. Yes, the Neave Trio is that good."
– Fanfare Magazine

"a delectable joyful surprise ... It is inconceivable to me that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going."
– The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"the ensemble’s balance was on point through the entire concert ... polished and energetic"
– Palm Beach Arts Paper


Four Folk Songs - Gabriela Lena Frank
Five Melodies for Piano Trio, Op. 59 No. 1 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Piano Trio on Irish Folk Songs - Frank Martin
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15 - Bedřich Smetana

Meet the Artists!
A reception will be held on our patio immediately following the performance.


Chamber On The Mountain is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend this performance. This requirement is for the artists as well as audience members. At this time, wearing face masks indoors or outdoors is optional. We appreciate your understanding our desire to protect each other during this time. Outdoor seating will be available on our patio as an option.



Neave Trio - Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Neave Piano Trio
Violinist Anna Williams, Pianist Eri Nakamura, and Cellist Mikhail Veselov

(photo credit: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio – violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura – has earned enormous praise for its engaging, cutting ­edge performances. WQXR explains, "'Neave' is actually a Gaelic name meaning 'bright' and 'radiant', both of which certainly apply to this trio's music making." The group’s 2019 album Her Voice, on Chandos Records, was named one of the best recordings of the year by both The New York Times and BBC Radio 3. The Boston Musical Intelligencer reports, “it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going,” and “their unanimity, communication, variety of touch, and expressive sensibility rate first tier.”

Neave has performed at many esteemed concert series and at festivals worldwide, including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 92nd Street Y, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Series (United Kingdom), and the Samoylov and Rimsky Korsakow Museums' Chamber Music Series in St. Petersburg (Russia). The trio has held residency positions at Brown University, University of Virginia, San Diego State University as the first-ever Fisch/Axelrod Trio-in-Residence, and the Banff Centre (Canada), among many other institutions. Neave Trio was also in residence at the MIT School of Architecture and Design in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Richard Colton. In the fall of 2017, the Trio joined the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College as Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence.


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Neave Trio Performs J. Haydn Hob. XV:25 Rondo all'Ongarese. Presto
Fraser Center, WGBH


Neave Trio strives to champion new works by living composers and reach wider audiences through innovative concert presentations, regularly collaborating with artists of all mediums. These collaborations include D-Cell: an Exhibition & Durational Performance, conceived and directed by multi-disciplinary visual artist David Michalek; as well as performances with the Blythe Barton Dance Company; with dance collective BodySonnet; with projection designer Ryan Brady; in the interactive concert series “STEIN2.0,” with composer Amanuel Zarzowski; in Klee Musings by acclaimed American composer Augusta Read Thomas, which was premiered by Neave; in the premiere of Eric Nathan’s Missing Words V, sponsored by Coretet; in Leah Read’s Cloud Burst for piano trio and electronics; in Dale Trumbore’s Another Chance; and in a music video by filmmaker Amanda Alvarez Díaz of Astor Piazzolla’s "Otoño Porteño.”

Gramophone described Neave Trio’s latest album, Her Voice, as “a splendid introduction to these three pioneering female composers,” and as “sumptuously recorded … a taut and vivid interpretation.” The Guardian describes the three compositions by Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke, and Louise Farrenc as “distinctive and distinguished chamber works,” while The Strad writes of Beach’s Trio, “The dreamy cello melody of the opening Allegro - luxuriously played by Mikhail Veselov - blooms into tender interplay between the strings. Violinist Anna Williams echoes Veselov’s delicate touch, underpinned by eminently sensitive pianism from Eri Nakamura. It’s a finely etched and persuasive performance.”


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Neave Trio Performs Astor Piazzolla: Las cuatro estaciones porteñas
Live in WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio


Neave Trio’s other critically acclaimed recordings include Celebrating Piazzolla (Azica Records, 2018), which features mezzo-soprano Carla Jablonski; French Moments (Chandos Records, 2018); and its debut album, American Moments (Chandos Records, 2016). Celebrating Piazzolla captures the composer’s rich legacy through arrangements by one of Piazzolla’s long time colleagues, José Bragato and by a younger protégé, Leonardo Suárez Paz, as well as an original work by Paz, and was included on The Arts Fuse’s list of the Best Classical Recordings of 2018. French Moments includes the only known piano trios by Debussy, Fauré, and Roussel and was featured on WQXR’s list of “The Best New Recordings of 2018 (So Far).”


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Neave Trio Performs L. Bernstein, Trio Op. 2 - Il Tempo di marcia
Fraser Center, WGBH


While the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered concert halls around the world, the Neave Trio found meaningful ways to perform safely. In April 2020, Anna Williams and Mikhail Veselov of the Neave Trio were filmed giving an emotional and heartfelt performance of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in support of their neighbor – a nurse and new mother – and all essential workers during the coronavirus crisis. The video was shared by PBS’ American Portrait series and has over 1 million views. Neave also performed virtual concerts for The Violin Channel's "Living Room Live" series; the “Notes of Hope: Music for the Frontline” series, which provided a daily performance of thanks by leading Boston classical musicians for COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at Boston medical centers; and for Longy School of Music of Bard College's Virtual Benefit. Additional livestream concerts included performances presented by the Asheville Chamber Music Series, the Auditorium Chamber Music Series at the University of Idaho, the Center for Arts in Natick, Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society, and the President’s Chamber Music Series at Western New Mexico University. In the summer and fall of 2020, Neave performed outdoor, socially-distanced concerts at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, the Walnut Hill School’s “Summer of Art, Six Feet Apart” festival, and the Newport Music Festival.


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Neave Trio Performs A. Foote Piano Trio in B Flat Major op. 65 II Tranquillo
Fraser Center, WGBH


Neave Trio is represented by Jensen Artists.

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