Morrison Artists Series: Delphi Trio

Friday, April 7, 2017, 8:00 pm
Photo of Delphi Trio sitting on outdoor stairway
In its annual showcase of outstanding ensembles from the Bay Area, the Morrison Artists Series presents the Delphi Trio, praised for its "rich, committed string tone, dazzling pianism, rhythmic flexibility and risky tempi" (Sarasota Herald Tribune). Pre-concert talk: 7pm. Master class: 2:10pm - 4pm, Knuth Hall. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
SF State Box Office
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Prizewinner of the 2015 Orlando Concours in the Netherlands, the Delphi Trio has performed throughout the United States, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany.

" ... spot-on ensemble playing and a beautifully blended sound ... "
San Francisco Classical Voice

" ... rich, committed string tone, dazzling pianism, rhythmic flexibility, and risky tempi ... "
Sarasota Herald Tribune


Delphi Trio

  • Liana Bérubé, violin
  • Michelle Kwon, cello
  • Jeffrey LaDeur, piano

The Delphi Trio has become a powerfully eloquent voice in the world of chamber music. Its 2016 – 2017 season highlights include the world premiere of William Bolcom's Piano Trio, an evening of solo concerti by Schumann, Bernstein and Shostakovich with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and Barbara Day Turner, a recording project with indie-rock artist John Vanderslice and composer Max Stoffregen, the West Coast premiere of Paul Juon's Episodes Concertantes (1912) with Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony, and performances throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

The Delphi Trio’s triumphant orchestral debut took place with in Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra led by the late George Cleve. It has since performed at the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, WFMT Studios Chicago, Dakota Sky International Piano Festival and Banff Centre for the Arts.


  • L. van Beethoven (1770 – 1827): Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2 (1792)
  • William Bolcom (1938 – ): Piano Trio (2014), commissioned by the Delphi Trio
  • Toru Takemitsu (1930 – 1996): Between Tides (1993)
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847): Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49 (1839)

Photo by Jiyang Chen