(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Trio Solace, comprised of three alumni from Mannes School of Music, The New School, will visit the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on Friday, October 22 at 2:00pm. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required. Reserve online at grunincenter.org. In-person tickets will be reserved in socially distanced pods.
Trio Solace was formed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by long-time school friends Yukiko Kuhara (violin), Mark Serkin (cello), and Jacob Savransky (piano) as a way to spread a modicum of comfort by way of music. The trio made its debut at the Mozaika Concert Series at Raritan Valley Community College in early 2021. Soon after, they were named recipients of Chamber Music America’s Ensemble Forward Grant, made possible by the New York Community Trust. Other season highlights include several upcoming online performances through A440, whose roster they joined.
The Trio enjoys the opportunity to work with some of NYC’s leading pedagogues, including Vladimir Valjarevic, Jeffrey Zeigler, and Vladimir Pantaleyev. When away from the concert stage, the trio is busy working on a variety of repertoire (much of it written by living composers), enjoying the company of dogs, and cooking fine meals.
Apart from their time spent together, each member is an avid soloist, music educator, and chamber coach.
Grunin Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Ocean County College at 1 College Drive in Toms River, New Jersey.