Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

3 PM • Admission is Free

Manhattan String Quartet • November 12, 2017

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church
400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570

Admission is Free

John Dexter, Viola


Hailed by The New York Times as “impressive, lithe, persuasive,” when the members of the Trio played together for the first time, they immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to expressive freedom. 

Two-time Grammy-nominated violinist Jesse Mills first performed with Raman Ramakrishnan, founding cellist of the prize-winning Daedalus Quartet, at the Kinhaven Music School over twenty years ago, when they were children. In New York City, they met pianist Rieko Aizawa, who, upon being discovered by the late violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, had made her U.S. debuts at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.  Their musical bonds were strengthened at various schools and festivals around the world, including the Juilliard School and the Marlboro Festival. 

In the four-year period following their debut performance at Rockefeller University in NYC in December 2011, they were booked for almost 200 concerts in the U.S. and tours of Japan and India.  They have continued their successful rise in the chamber music world, earning the praise of critics and audiences alike.  The New Yorker has called them "the most compelling American group to come on the scene."  The trio will return to Asia for another tour in the Fall of 2018, and they will make their European debut in 2019, including a performance at London's Wigmore Hall.  They often collaborate with guest musicians, including violists, clarinetists and singers.  Recent guests include members of the Guarneri, Pacifica and Tokyo Quartets. 

Based in New York City, the Horszowski Trio is Artists-in-Residence at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.