January 23, 2024
“Artists in the deepest sense of the word”
Praised for their "fresh and surprising interpretations," the award-winning Merz Trio are known for their passionate, original playing and uniquely artistic programming style, interspersing classic trio works with spoken word elements and their own arrangements. The Trio have made a sweep of recent US chamber awards, taking top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Concert Artists Guild, 2019 Fischoff, and 2018 Chesapeake Competitions. The Merz Trio are passionately committed to reshaping the narrative of classical music through vibrantly dynamic programming and wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration. Their narrative programming style juxtaposes classical standards, new music, and their own arrangements of familiar and forgotten works.