in honor of Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence from Russia
Respectfully submitted for:
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Ruminations by David S. Lefkowitz (track 5 on SoundCloud)
Best Chamber Music – Small Ensemble Performance
Neville Cohn writes about Sibelius Piano Trio’s debut album:
…this intriguing compilation encompasses music written by contemporary Finnish composers whose names could well be new to most listeners living beyond the borders of Scandinavia.
…David Lefkowitz’s Ruminations calls up images of Middle East dances and what might be a folksy Yiddish extemporisation, desperately melancholy and introverted….
Violinist Petteri Iivonen, pianist Juho Pohjonen and cellist Samuli Peltonen founded Sibelius Piano Trio a few years ago, and catapulted to success on the European concert stage. When three international soloists of this caliber unite to form a chamber music ensemble, the results are predictably electric. These three friends love playing together, and this love is easy to hear in their concerts and in their recording.
A few reviews. Enjoy! And thank you for your support.