The Young Artists Showcase originally introduced the Zodiac Trio in 2006, when the group's members were still students at the Manhattan School of Music. Since then, the three friends have studied and worked in Paris. Currently they are based in Paris and New York, and tour Europe and the U.S. This past fall, the trio came to the Young Artists Showcase studio, arriving straight from the airport after concerts in Oklahoma.
They brought a diverse program, including a special request from host Bob Sherman, Paul Schoenfield’s delightful Eastern European "Freylakh." After the rarely heard Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano by Darius Milhaud, clarinetist Kliment Krylovskiy and violinist Vanessa Mollard showed off their tango skills with "Summer" from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.
The Zodiacs rounded out the evening by performing Aram Khachaturian’s only chamber piece, Trio for clarinet, violin and piano in G minor.
Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet
Vanessa Mollard, violin
Riko Higuma, piano
Paul Schoenfield: "Freylakh" from Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Darius Milhaud: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op.157b
Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, "Summer" ("Verano Porteño")
Aram Khachaturian: Trio for clarinet, violin and piano in G minor