This is the first concert of Arion's current season. It can be purchased at a reduced price as part of "Arion Chamber Music 2019-2020 Season Subscription".
Violinist William Wei and pianist Inessa Zaretsky return to join cellist Robert La Rue in a mixed program of duets and piano trios, featuring Beethovens Sonata, Op. 30 No. 3 for violin and piano, Nadia Boulangers Three Pieces for Cello and Piano (1914), and Sergei Rachmaninoffs Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9.
William Wei (violin) is the Laureate of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth of Belgium International Violin Competition and received top prizes in the Thomas && Evon Cooper Competition and the Concerto Competition of the Juilliard School, where he recently completed his studies with scholarship support from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation. He has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de Belgique, and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed at Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy.
Inessa Zaretsky (piano) is on the Piano faculty of Mannes College, The New School University. Director of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, Artistic co-director of the Phoenix Chamber Music Series in New York City. and resident pianist with Craftsbury Chamber Players in Vermont. An award winning pianist and composer, her music has been performed in England, Norway, Canada, Australia, Italy, Russia and throughout the United States.
Robert La Rue (cello) was First Prize Winner of the National Society of Arts and Letters Cello Competition, whose jury chairman was Mstislav Rostropovitch. Cellist of the Alcott Piano Trio and member of the cello trio, VC3, he also plays in the New York City Opera Orchestra. He is Music Director of Arion Chamber Music's concert series.