Past Event

Open Masterclass with guest artists - Claremont Trio @ 555 Lerner

April 21, 2016
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
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April 21, 2016 | 1PM 
555 Lerner Hall | Columbia University 

We are excited and pleased to announce guest artists, Claremont Trio, to Columbia University's Music Performance Program for an open masterclass dedicated to our students. Members Julia and Emily Bruskin are alumna of the Columbia-Juilliard Joint program so we are particularly thrilled to have them back for the 120th anniversary of the Music Department.

Claremont Trio

Emily Bruskin, violin
Julia Bruskin, cello
Andrea Lam, piano

Lauded as “one of America’s finest young chamber groups” Strad Magazine, the Claremont Trio is sought after for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently lauded for their "aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance" (Palm Beach Daily News).

During the 2015-16 season, the Claremont Trio performs at the Smithsonian Museum (DC), Texas State University (TX), Colgate University (NY), Chicago's Norton Concert Series (IL), the Chamber Music Society of Utica (NY), the JCC of Greater Washington, (MD), Music Mondays, (NY), the Skaneateles Festival, (NY), and the Old Ship Church in Hingham (MA). They return to Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to present a four-concert series featuring Brahms' Piano Trios alongside new works by Judd Greenstein, Robert Paterson, Donald Crockett and Lembit Beecher.  In addition, the Trio will record a newly commissioned trio written for them by Robert Paterson and will be visiting artists-in-residence at Columbia University. 

Bridge Records released the Claremont Trio’s newest recording of the Beethoven “Triple” Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Beethoven’s Trio Op. 1 No. 1 this winter to critical acclaim.  Their discography also includes trios by Ravel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Arensky, Leon Kirchner, Ellen Zwilich, Paul Schoenfield, Mason Bates, and a collaborative disc with clarinetist Jonathan Cohler which received a Critic’s CHOICE award from BBC Magazine.

The Claremont Trio was formed in 1999 at the Juilliard School.  Twin sisters Emily Bruskin, violin, and Julia Bruskin, cello and pianist Andrea Lam are all based in NYC near their namesake: Claremont Avenue.  For more information about the Claremont Trio, please visit