Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet | Vanessa Mollard, violin | Riko Higuma, piano
Manager: Mark Z. Alpert
Management Territory: Worldwide
"One of the best chamber ensembles of its generation...” La Marseillaise
"The prestigious level of the performances radiated the undeniable talent of the trio and foreshadowed their great success in the future” Nice-Matin
The Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes contemporary with the traditional. Protégé of the renowned Ysaÿe Quartet at the Paris Superiour Conservatory, the Zodiac Trio has performed at such leading venues as the famed Festival Radio France Montpellier, International Colmar Festival, the Oriental Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, Izumi Hall in Japan, Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium and Tishman Auditorium in New York; has been broadcast by France 3 Television, Beijing’s CCTV News, Canada’s CBC Radio and Television, . . . New York’s WXQR and WNYC, featured live on WGBH’s “Live from Frasier” in Boston, and has recorded multiple times for Radio France in Paris.
With its reputation growing, the young ensemble has since performed throughout Canada, United States, Japan, many parts of Europe and most of China’s main cultural metropolises. The ensemble has been critically praised for its “impeccable technique” (Ouest-France), "remarkable musicality of rare intensity" (La Tribune, France), “seemingly effortless ease” (San Angelo Standard Times), “truly exceptional and sublime talent,” (Nice-Matin, France); and declared by the French newspaper La Marseillaise as “one the best chamber ensembles of its generation...”
A strong advocate of new music, the Zodiac Trio has commissioned new works in order to expand the clarinet-violin-piano trio repertoire, and strives to serve as a platform of exposure for up-and-coming composers. Commissioned composers include Richard Danielpour, Ofer Ben-Amotz, Andrew List, Larry Bell, Andy Vores, Margaret McAlistor, Xavier Bouchaud, Marcus Paus and Sy Brandon. The Trio’s debut commercial recording included two works written for the ensemble. In 2010, the Zodiac Trio launched an annual residency titled the Boston New Music Project in collaboration with Berklee College and Boston Conservatory, which serves as an outlet for contemporary music featuring American composers by presenting performances and student-composer readings/clinics, to encourage exposure and growth of new music in the United States.