The string trio Chartreuse—comprising violinist Myra Hinrichs, violist Carrie Frey and cellist Helen Newby—commissions new works from composers across the globe. Chartreuse’s program at Grant Recital Hall features works by Brown students, a composition by Visiting Professor Kristina Warren, and more. This event is made possible in part through support from The Sara A. and Robert Reichley Concert Fund.
Klaus Lang: Weisse Äpfel (2014)
Marcos Balter: Vision Mantra (2009)
Kristina Warren: the chance that time takes (2015)
and new compositions by Brown students (graduate and undergraduate):
Chartreuse string trio is violinist Myra Hinrichs (Chicago), violist Carrie Frey (New York City), and cellist Helen Newby (San Francisco). The tricoastal trio pools the strengths of their cities of residence, commissioning new works from composers across the globe and collaborating with fellow performers on “Chartreuse +/-” projects. The trio has toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, the Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway.
Uniquely committed to repeat performances and developing the string trio repertoire through adventurous commissions, Chartreuse has premiered works by Kurt Isaacson, Peter Swendsen, Katherine Young, Marek Poliks, Bethany Younge, Leah Asher, David Bird, Tyler Futrell, Daniel Tacke, Kristina Warren, and Aaron Holloway-Nahum, among others. Cleveland Classical described the trio in concert as “a maelstrom almost tactile in its grittiness.”
Equally devoted to education, the trio has given performances and workshops for students of all ages at institutions including SUNY Fredonia, Oberlin College’s Winter Term Chamber Music Intensive, the Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo, Toneheim Folkehøgskole, Tromsø University, middle schools in Philadelphia and Cleveland, and Kendal at Oberlin.