Dolce Suono Trio
You won't want to miss this exciting season opener by one of Chamber Music America's featured Ensembles, whose repertoire ranges from Baroque to new music. The Dolce Suono Trio–Mimi Stillman, flute, Arlen Hlusko, cello and Charles Abramovic, piano–is comprised of three Curtis Institute of Music graduates who dazzle audiences and the press with their artistic brilliance, elegance and dynamism.
The ensemble emerged in 2006 from long and fruitful partnerships among the artists. Mimi Stillman is one of the most highly regarded flutists in the concert world today. Arlen Hlusko is an international soloist and chamber musician. Charles Abramovic has won critical acclaim for his international performances as soloist, chamber musician and collaborator with leading instrumentalists and singers. Mr. Abramovic made his orchestral debut at the age of fourteen with the Pittsburgh Symphony and is professor of keyboard studies at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music.
About the Artist
The Dolco Suono Trio is comprised of internationally acclaimed artists Mimi Stillman, flutist, founder and artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, soloist, and Yamaha Performing Artist, Charles Abramovic, pianist, Professor of Keyboard Studies at Temple University, and Arlen Hlusko, cellist, international soloist and chamber musician. All graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, the trio formed to explore and expand the repertoire of this captivating combination of flute, cello, and piano. “The three were flawlessly in sync – even their trills!” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Dolce Suono Trio is renowned for its contributions to the repertoire through its arrangements and commissions the latter including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Jennifer Higdon and Shulamit Ran and Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour. As part of its high-profile trio + voice repertoire, the ensemble has performed with stellar artists including Lucy Shelton, Sarah Shafer, Randall Scarlata, and singers from the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the invitation of Plácido Domingo. The ensemble has won grant awards including from the National Endowment for the Arts, Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Fromm Music Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and the Knight Foundation. The trio’s innovative program Música en tus Manos (Music in Your Hands) combines its engagement initiative with the Latino community with programming that includes chamber and popular music from Spain and the Americas.
Hailed as “an adventurous ensemble” (The New York Times), Dolce Suono Trio has enthralled audiences at venues including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Southern Exposure New Music Series (SC), Princeton and Cornell Universities, Bard College, and Brooklyn’s Roulette. Dolce Suono Trio’s residencies, in which concerts are combined with masterclasses, chamber coachings, and community engagement and outreach activities, have included Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, and the Dolce Suono Ensemble Steven Stucky Young Composers Competition.
During 2017-2018, Dolce Suono Trio’s engagements include a gala concert at the Brandywine River Museum for the Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect centennial exhibition, for Bunker Hill Chamber Music, Reading Friends of Chamber Music, on the DSE Presents series for Música en tus Manos and its Claude Debussy Centennial Festival, and a residency at Delaware County Community College. Fall 2017 will see the release of Dolce Suono Trio’s recording “American Canvas”, with premiere recordings of works by Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Zhou Tian, and Andrea Clearfield, for Innova Recordings.