Bird’s Eye Trio

Bird’s Eye Trio (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, April 8, 3 pm, ArtsCenter, Carrboro tickets) brings together three of the brightest young string talents in the field: violinist Jennifer Curtis, violist Ayane Kozasa, and cellist Paul Wiancko. Jennifer Curtis teaches violin and improvisation at Duke, and is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and founder of the group Tres Americas Ensemble. Her second solo concert in Carnegie Hall was described by the New York Times as “one of the gutsiest and most individual recital programs.” Winner of the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition in 2011, Ayane Kozasa captured the Competition’s Mozart Award for the best chamber music performance, as well as its Askim Award for her performance of the Competition’s commissioned work. She was named principal violist of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in 2013, and also performs as a member of the Aizuri Quartet. Paul Wiancko has led an exceptionally multi-faceted musical life as a cellist, composer, and collaborator. The winner of top prizes at several international cello competitions, he joined the award-winning Harlem String Quartet, with whom he performed and taught throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Africa. He is a member of the dynamic viola/cello duo Ayane & Paul, as well as the folk-based Bird’s Eye Trio, and tours regularly with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME).

 Listen to Paul Wianko’s American Haiku for viola and cello duo, performed by members of the Birds Eye Trio

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