The Cret Trio was formed by three virtuosi friends to explore masterpieces in the relatively unheralded string trio repertoire.Their inaugural season includes recitals in Philadelphia, Boston, Concord, Portsmouth, and Newburyport. The trio is named after legendary modernist-classicist architect Paul Cret (1876 –1945), responsible for many of the most iconic public works in the USA, whose monumental stripped-down classicism “dispensed with the Greek orders but preserved a sense of proportion, balance and symmetry.”
Violinist Rebecca Anderson, known for her “incisive musicality,” has recently appeared in performances at Carnegie Hall and tours across Europe, Asia, and South America. Ms. Anderson’s passion for chamber music has led to festival appearances with Music@Menlo, Chamber Music Northwest, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, the Savannah Music Festival, and Music From Angel Fire. She has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Library of Congress. She is Assistant Teaching faculty at The Juilliard School. Ms. Anderson is the co-founder of VOTESart, a nonpartisan organization that uses music to promote creative civic engagement across the country, where she served as Director for four years. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is an alumna of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and Ensemble Connect.
Violist David Yang has been described as "lithe and expressive" in the Strad Magazine and called “a conduit for music;” the renaissance man has forged a career that is a blend of performing, composition, and storytelling, and been heard in collaboration with members of the Borromeo, Brentano, Miro, Pro Arte, Tokyo, and Vermeer String Quartets. He has commissioned dozens of works and is Artistic Director of the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival. He founded Auricolae Storytelling and Music Troupe and was also founder/director of the chamber music program at the University of Pennsylvania for twenty years in addition to being a member of Ensemble Epomeo based in the U.K. Their recordings have been designated “critic’s choice” in Gramophone Magazine and their second CD described in the Strad with "remarkable intensity and elegant assurance throughout.”
Cellist Alan Richardson is founding cellist of the Aeolus Quartet, with whom he performed hundreds of concerts across North America, Europe, and Asia from 2009 to 2021. Mr. Richardson has been presented at festivals including Lincoln Center’s Great Performers, Chamber Music Northwest, and Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, and given workshops at hundreds of non-traditional venues across the country, including coffee shops, bars, libraries, bus stations, and soup kitchens. His discography includes critically acclaimed albums with the Aeolus Quartet, The National, A Far Cry, and Loadbang. He can also be seen in a performance of Brahms C minor String Quartet in the hit Netflix limited series “The Defenders.”
The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival fosters an interactive partnership between residents and visiting artists by engaging the community in the process of creating and presenting chamber music in Newburyport’s unique architectural spaces. Read more >>
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