February 7, 2024

Trio of Famed Musicians at Richardson Auditorium

TRIO: Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, violinist Isabelle Faust, and pianist Alexander Melnikov will perform at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium on February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Alexander Melnikov, violinist Isabelle Faust, and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras made their Princeton University Concerts (PUC) debut as a trio in 2020. They will return to PUC together again on Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium.

The trio will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80, Elliott Carter’s final composition Epigrams for piano, violin and cello, and Johannes Brahms’ rarely heard Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8.

Performing together for almost 20 years, Faust said of her partnership with pianist Alexander Melnikov, “We are both constantly being enriched by each other’s ideas, questions and researches, criticism or experiences, while always deeply admiring the other’s musicianship and mastery.” The addition of cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has added another level of exploration and mastery to the ensemble.

“The musicians of the Melnikov-Faust-Queyras Trio were the last musicians we presented before our series shut down due to COVID-19,” said PUC
Director Marna Seltzer. “That moment in and of itself is memorable, but it was their concert that is seared in my memory as one of the most astonishing chamber concerts we’ve ever presented. Individually, each of these artists is exceptional, but together they are breathtaking, bringing a sensitivity to the chamber repertoire that is electrifying. I cannot wait to welcome them back, and clearly the sold-out audience feels the same.”

Limited tickets remain. Call (609) 258-2800 for availability, and visit puc.princeton.edu for more information about the event.