by Alan Mayers
Member, Performing Arts Council
Works of Brahms, Piazzolla, and Rochberg are featured in Trio Artmesia’s premiere performance in the Classical Series in the chapel at 7:30 on Sunday, April 30. Individual tickets are available at the door for $5.00.
Founded in 2016, Trio Artemesia explores piano trio repertoire old and new in concerts accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Among the group’s repertoire are major piano trios including familiar classics by Ravel, Brahms, and Schubert alongside more modern works of George Rochberg and Jennifer Higdon. In addition to multiple performances at the University of Maryland, the group has played on concert series at National Park Seminary and Columbia Heights Concerts.
Mia Laity, violin, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied violin and chamber and received the Helen Airoff Dowling award for outstanding violinist. She is acting concertmaster of Apollo Orchestra and associate principal second violin for the Fairfax Symphony.
Molly Jones, cello, is the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra. Molly is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Maryland. She coaches the Springbrook High School cello section and teaches privately.
Pianist, Conductor, and Composer Andrew Jonathan Welch is a graduate of the University of Maryland and American University, where he earned the school’s prestigious Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award. He performs regularly at venues including the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, local embassies and universities.