Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
David Jolley, French horn
Ida Kavafian, violin
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Harbison: Twilight Music for Horn, Piano, and Violin
Ravel: Violin Sonata no. 2 in G Major
Brahms: Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Bringing together the gifts of three internationally recognized artists, Trio Valtorna formed in 2011. After performing together at Music from Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival, renowned violinist Ida Kavafian and French horn player extraordinaire David Jolley decided to continue in collaboration, adding the young pianist Gilles Vonsattel to complete the ensemble. Fred Kirshnit, writing in the New York Sun, called Ms. Kavafian’s artistry “meaningful and affecting,” while The New Yorker has praised Mr. Jolley’s “richly melancholy horn solos.” David Weininger in the Boston Globe also observed the “clarity and light touch” of Gilles Vonsattel. The ensemble promises to offer chamber music par excellence to audiences across the United States.