Portland Piano Trio
Piano, Violin, Cello
Since its critically-acclaimed Portland, Maine debut in 2016, the Portland Piano Trio’s “enlivening tautness and precision,” “impressive ensemble and shared musical values” have entertained and inspired audiences throughout New England. Noted for “…sounding like a group that has played together for 10 years,” they have appeared on numerous chamber music series, including Back Bay Contemporary Music Festival, First Fridays at First Parish, and Portsmouth Atheneum, among others. The trio is serving as the first musicians-in-residence of 240 Strings, a Portland, Maine-based nonprofit dedicated to providing private music lessons to economically-challenged children in Portland, and providing affordable community concerts. Last summer, the trio was awarded a residency at the prestigious Avaloch Music Institute in Boscowen, New Hampshire, for a week of intense rehearsing and sharing with other nationally recognized chamber groups. Most recently, The Portland Piano Trio was asked to be part of the “core ensemble” for Portland’s Back Bay Contemporary Music Festival, a series of concerts dedicated to new music, featuring composers from New England. The group has a passion for playing house concerts - the venue where chamber music was meant to by played - and has garnered a strong following in the Portland area. Members include: Anastacia Antonacos - piano, Tracy Jasas-Hardel - violin, and Benjamin Noyes - cello.