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Hill and Hollow Music presents Prima Trio

World renowned trio to play in Saranac

Prima Trio - (L. to R.) Gulia Gurevich, violin and viola, Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet, and Anastasia Dedik, piano.

Prima Trio - (L. to R.) Gulia Gurevich, violin and viola, Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet, and Anastasia Dedik, piano.

— On Aug. 25, Hill and Hollow Music will present the world renowned Prima Trio, in a free concert at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac.

Featuring music ranging from classical to contemporary, the trio made its debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Since then they have received countless honors world-wide for their music, including the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division of that competition.

“We’re looking forward to seeing this beautiful part of the state and making music there,” said Uzbekistan born violinist Gulia Gurevich.

“We’re taking a week and going up there prior to our performance and we will be working on two new works that we haven’t had a chance to work on. So it will be wonderful just to relax and work on these pieces, then we will present them on the 25th when we have our concert.”

The pieces they will be presenting for the first time at their Hill and Hollow performance are Mozart’s “Kegelstatt Trio” and Bartok’s “Contrasts.”

All virtuosos in their own right, this will be the trio’s first time in the North Country, after performing in concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. They are not, however, strangers to playing small venues. Last season the trio played 48 concerts in 20 states, most in smaller towns.

“We have great experience of playing in small towns. The beauty and the variety of this country is just overwhelming,” said Gurevich. “So it was just a wonderful experience. We want to go somewhere small where we can work in peace and quiet and relax and perform.”

Now in their 15th year, Hill and Hollow Music has presented more than 100 professional chamber music ensembles of national and international renown.

The 4 p.m. concert will be free and open to the public, with dinner following the concert by donation. Those interested should contact hillholl@hughes.net, or call 293-7613.

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