Enjoy an evening of diverse chamber music and cultural enrichment at the Faculty-Guest Artist Recital: Aletheia Piano Trio on Monday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. The trio will present an exciting program featuring works by distinguished women composers.
We spoke with Dr. Juliette Herlin, assistant professor of cello, about organizing the performance and celebrating the remarkable legacy of women musicians.
Herlin is a member of the Aletheia Piano Trio alongside violinist Francesca DePasquale and pianist Fei-Fei, who was a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The ensemble is named for Aletheia, the Greek concept of sincerity, reflecting their approach to interpreting musical works and their connection with each other and audiences.
“I am delighted to welcome my trio colleagues for the first time to TCU,” said Herlin. “Opening with Lili Boulanger’s ‘D’un Matin de Printemps,’ the program evolves with Andrea Casarrubios’ trio “luzAzul” and the Clara Schumann trio, ending with Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s beautiful ‘trio in D minor.’ Within the past few years, we recorded the Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel trio, and ultimately it became the genesis for this program.”
Praised as an “outstanding ensemble” with “confidence and understanding of musicians beyond their years” (Palm Beach Daily News), the Aletheia Piano Trio is swiftly gaining acclaim for its “dazzling energy and expressivity” (Reading Eagle) along with its unwavering musical integrity.
Herlin is eager for students and community members to encounter new composers and unique styles of music.
The recital was made possible through a diversity, equity and inclusion programming grant from the College of Fine Arts.