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Piano Trio Presents Two Premieres by Grammy-Nominated composer and Chicago Native in Four Upcoming Chicago Concerts

Piano Trio Presents Two Premieres by Grammy-Nominated composer and Chicago Native in Four Upcoming Chicago Concerts

Sheridan Solisti Trio, comprised of internationally- acclaimed musicians Pianist Susan Merdinger, violinist Michaela Paetsch, and cellist Steven Sigurdson, are joining forces for four upcoming Chicago concerts featuring two premiere performances. The concerts include the the world premiere of the trio arrangement of “Ghost Tango” (originally written for piano and cello, in 2012) by Grammy-nominated composer, Ilya Levinson, as well as a USA premiere of “Solar Rays” by Chicago native, Aaron Alter.

In addition to the new works the program also features two of the most cherished masterpieces for piano trio – Mendelssohn’s wonderfully lyrical C Minor Trio and Brahms’ gloriously youthful B Major Trio. Tickets for the December 9th concert at Merit School of Music are available at https://www.susanmerdingerpianist.com/events. Three additional opportunities for Chicago-area concert-goers to enjoy this program include: 7:30 PM on Wednesday, Dec 6th at Concordia University in River Forest; 7 PM on Friday, Dec 8th at Family Piano Company in Waukegan; and Dec 10th at the Northbrook Public Library.

Pianist Susan Merdinger, violinist Michaela Paetsch, and cellist Steven Sigurdson have individually established themselves as formidable performers on stages and in studios around the world, and they’re excited to be adding the Sheridan Solisti Trio to their list of outstanding collaborations.

Pianist Susan Merdinger, who Fanfare Magazine has hailed for her “magic touch” and for keeping audiences “spellbound from first note to last”, recently performed at the Logan Center for the Arts on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series in her sixth engagement on the CSO series. Merdinger has graced the New York stages of Carnegie and Merkin, as well as many of the finest venues of Europe, Canada and Mexico. She has appeared live on radio stations such as WQXR and WFMT, as well as BBC Television in the UK.

Among many other accolades, violinist Michaela Paetsch has distinguished herself as the first female violinist to record the 24 Caprices of Niccolo Paganini (Teldec). In addition, Paetsch has won prizes in the Queen Elisabeth, Tchaikovsky and Dealey International Competitions, which resulted in her solo engagements with major orchestras and conductors in Europe and Asia.

For over 20 years Steven Sigurdson, cellist, has enjoyed a successful orchestral career, including being among the first cellists hired for Michael Tilson Thomas’ celebrated New World Symphony in Miami, as well as a 13-year tenure as Associate Principal Cellist of the Florida Philharmonic. His career as a studio cellist on popular recordings has resulted in collaborations with many top-named artists including Gloria Estefan and Collective Soul.

Concert event details are available at: Concordia University Chicago: 708-209-3062, The Family Piano Company: 847-775-1988, Merit School of Music: 312-676-3686 and Northbrook Public Library: 847-272-6224 or at https://www.susanmerdingerpianist.com/events

FOR FURTHER INFO: 
Susan Merdinger, Sheridan Solisti Trio,  201-788-1968

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Company Name: Sheridan Solisti Trio
Contact Person: Susan Merdinger
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 201-788-1968
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States
Website: https://www.susanmerdingerpianist.com/events

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