Miles Graber, piano
Mary Artmann, cello
Kate Stenberg, violin
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio (1914)
Rebecca Clarke Piano Trio (1921)
Dmitri Shostakovich Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 (1923)
The piano trios of Maurice Ravel, Rebecca Clarke and Dmitri Shostakovich were composed within a ten-year period surrounding WWI and express the deeply emotional currents that reflect this transformative time. Kate Stenberg, Mary Artmann and Miles Graber come together through their blend of passion for chamber music and friendship.
photo of the trio by Jim Block
A leading interpreter of contemporary chamber music, violinist Kate Stenberg has performed in a dozen countries across the globe. As a champion of new music, Stenberg has premiered over one hundred solo and chamber works including works by Gabriella Lena Frank, Peter Sculthorpe, Chinary Ung, Jack Body, Ronald Bruce Smith, Tania Leon, Charles Amirkhanian, Per Nørgård, and Kui Dong. Her recordings are available on New World Records, Sono Luminous, Newport Classics, New Albion and Other Minds Records.
Kate Stenberg was a co-founder of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and Real Vocal String Quartet, and from 1995-2015 served as first violinist of the award winning Del Sol String Quartet. Currently, Stenberg performs regularly with renowned pianist Sarah Cahill. Formed in 2016, the Stenberg|Cahill Duo is committed to promoting American experimental chamber music and expanding its repertoire by commissioning new works. www.katestenberg.com
Cellist Mary Artmann is an active chamber musician, recitalist, and freelancer in the Bay Area. Ms. Artmann is a former member of the award-winning Veronika String Quartet, artists-in-residence at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Many of her collaborative performance projects have been sponsored by grants from the Colorado Council on the Arts and the New York State Council of the Arts. She has recorded for Colorado Public Radio, Radio Nuevo Leon, Radio France, WDR (Cologne, Germany) and WBFO’s Opus Classics Series (Buffalo, NY). She was twice the recipient of the Alfred Hertz Memorial Traveling Fellowship, sponsoring intensive study in Cologne, Germany and Los Angeles.
Ms. Artmann maintains a private teaching studio in Richmond. She is an avid hiker, a member of the Sierra Club and is committed to using her skills to address our global climate emergency. www.maryartmann.com
Pianist Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School. He has performed with numerous artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Paula Robison, Zuill Bailey, Judith LeClair, Frederica von Stade, and Christina Mok. Mr. Graber has been associated with such organizations as the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, Opera San Jose, and the California Symphony.
Currently, Miles Graber holds accompanying posts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Domenico Conservatory, Irving M. Klein International String Competition, Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and the Northern California Flute Camp.
Mr. Graber is a member of the Alcyone Ensemble, MusicAEterna, the Graham-Graber-Rose Trio, the Sor Ensemble, and Trio Foss. www.milesgraber.com