Rare Blend of Virtuosity, Musicianship & Joy

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Trio of Our Time

Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson offer a rare blend of virtuosity, musicianship and joy in collaboration. Throughout the three plus decades that the Trio has been actively performing, their continued commitment to bringing new works to life has led them to develop lasting relationships with numerous composers and the presenters with whom they have formed a partnership for creating these new works.

The Trio welcomes new commissioning and presenting partners. Please contact Barrie Steinberg, if you'd like information on forthcoming projects.

“KLR players unleashing their considerable virtuosity at full throttle…outstanding music‐making… revelatory performance.”  

— Miami Herald —

Works written for
The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

(alphabetically ordered by composer)
* recorded by members of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

Richard Danielpour "A child's reliquary" for piano trio (2000)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Hancher Auditorium/University of Iowa(world premiere), Tisch Center for the Arts of the 92nd Street Y

Richard Danielpour "The Book of Hours" for violin, viola, cello and piano (2006)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Michael Tree, viola)
Commissioned by: Regional Arts at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (world premiere), Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y, Islip Arts Council made possible by a gift from Lillian and Maurice Barbash, The Abe Fortas Memorial Fund of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Richard and Judith Hurtig, Chamber Music Society of Detroit made possible by a gift from Norma Jean and Arthur S. Shufro, , Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle, El Paso-Pro Musica, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, La Jolla Music Society; through the International Arts Foundation, Inc.

Richard Danielpour "Inventions on a Marriage" (2010)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: The Virginia Arts Festival (world premiere), The Honest Brook Music Festival (NY), The University of Vermont Lane Series Jane P. Ambrose Commissioning Fund, Raleigh Chamber Music Guild (NC), Schubert Club (MN), String Theory with a gift from Sherry Keller Brown in memory of Dorothy Barckman Keller (TN), Linton Chamber Music Series and Steven Monder (OH), New Orleans Friends of Music (LA); through the International Arts Foundation, Inc.

Richard Danielpour "A child's reliquary" for violin, cello & orchestra (2006)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Pacific Symphony (world premiere of orchestral version with Carl St. Clair)

Richard Danielpour "In the Arms of the Beloved" for violin, cello & orchestra (2001)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Germantown Performing Arts Center (world premiere with Michael Stern and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra)

David Del Tredici "Grand Trio" (2001)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center(world premiere) with support from Rockefeller Foundation

Daron Aric Hagen "Masquerade for Violin, Cello & Orchestra"

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Haflidi Hallgrimsson "Metamorphoses Op. 16 for Piano Trio" (1993)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
World premiere: Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Commissioned by: Young Musician's Trust of Edinburgh In memory of John Tunnell

John Harbison "Concerto for Viola and Orchestra"(1988)*

(written for Jaime Laredo)
Commissioned by: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere with Hugh Wolff), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Meet the Composer/Reader's Digest Commissioning Program

Katherine Hoover "EL ANDALUS cello & piano" (2002)

(written for Sharon Robinson and Joseph Kalichstein)
Commissioned by: Dorothy & Paul Olsen, premiered at the AZ Friends of Music in Tucson

Leon Kirchner "Trio no.2" (1993)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Abe Fortas Memorial Fund of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tisch Center for the Performing Arts at the 92nd Street Y(world premiere), Chamber Music America, Purdue University Lively Arts Series

David Ludwig "Titania's Dream" (2015)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
World premiere: South Mountain Association, September 6, 2015
Commissioned by: South Mountain Association, Pittsfield, MA

David Ludwig "Concerto for Violin, Cello & Orchestra"

((written for Jaime Laredo & Sharon Robinson)
Commissioned by: Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Ott "Triple concerto" (1997)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Indianapolis Symphony(World premiere with Raymond Leppard)

Arvo Part "Adagio for Violin, Cello and Piano" (1992)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Helsinki Festival(world premiere) in memory of Oleg Kagan

Andre Previn "Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, and Orchestra" (2014)

(written for Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson)
World premiere: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, November 21, 2014
Commissioned by: The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Linton Music, with support from Ann and Harry Santen. Co-commissioners are The Austin Symphony, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, The Kansas City Symphony, The Pacific Symphony, The Swedish Chamber Orchestra and The Toronto Symphony

Andre Previn "Piano Trio No. 2" (2012)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
World premiere: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, NY May 6 2012
Commissioned by: Music Accord consortium of presenters

Ned Rorem "Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra" (1998)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Indianapolis Symphony (world premiere with Raymond Leppard)

Ned Rorem "Violin Concerto" (1985)*

(written for Jaime Laredo)
World Premiere Springfield(MA) Symphony with Robert Gutter.

Ned Rorem "After Reading Shakespeare" for solo cello (1981)*

(written for Sharon Robinson)

Stanley Silverman "Piano Trio No. 2, 'Reveille' " (2010-11)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and special guest, Sting)
World premiere: 92nd Street Y / Tisch Center for the Performing Arts
Commissioned by: Ben Silverman in honor of Herman Sandler, who died on September 11, 2001

Stanley Silverman "In celebration" (1989)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Tisch Center for the Performing Arts at the 92nd Street Y (world premiere) and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Joan Tower "For Daniel" (2004)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
World premiere: Tanglewood Festival, Lenox, MA
Commissioned by: The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Society in memory of Daniel MacArthur

Ezequiel Viñao "Fantaisie on La Folia" for solo piano (1998)

(written for Joseph Kalichstein)
World premiere: Carnegie Hall

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Pas de Trois" (2016)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Co-Commissioned by: Linton Chamber Music Series of Cincinnati, Chamber Music Monterey Bay, Kennedy Center, Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle,  & Summer Fest of La Jolla

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Triple Concerto" (1995)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: The Minnesota Orchestra (world premiere with Zdenek Macal), the New Jersey Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Duluth-Superior Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (assisted by the "Meet the Composer/Reader's Digest Commissioning Program" in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Trio" (1987)*

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio)
Commissioned by: Abe Fortas Memorial Fund of the Kennedy Center, Tisch Center for the Performing Arts/92nd Street Y, San Francisco Performances (world premiere)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Contrabass" (2010)

(written for Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Michael Tree, viola and Harold Robinson, double-bass)
Commissioned by: The La Jolla Music Society (world premiere), Chamber Music Society of Detroit (made possible by a gift from Cecilia Benner); Carnegie Hall Corporation; Emilio Gravagno; Linton Chamber Music Series (made possible with a gift from Ann and Harry Santen); The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund; Arizona Friends of Chamber Music (made possible with a gift from Jean-Paul Bierny and Chris Tanz); Philharmonic Society of Orange County; Seven Days of Opening Nights/Florida State University; Regional Arts at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; and Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle; through the International Arts Foundation, Inc.

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Septet for Piano Trio and String Quartet" (2008)

(written for the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and the Miami String Quartet)
Commissioned by: The 92nd Street Y (world premiere); The Abe Fortas Chamber Music Concerts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kent/Blossom Music, Chamber Music Society of Detroit made possible by a gift from Geraldine Schwartz, Regional Arts at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Denver Friends of Chamber Music, Friends of Chamber Music, Portland OR, Virginia Festival of the Arts, Duke Performances, Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle; through the International Arts Foundation, Inc.

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra" (1991)*

(written for Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson)
Commissioned by: The Louisville Orchestra (world premiere with Lawrence Leighton Smith)

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