Dolce Suono Trio

DOLCE SUONO TRIO, “one of the most dynamic groups in the US” (The Huffington Post), is comprised of internationally acclaimed artists Mimi Stillman, flutist, Gabriel Cabezas, cellist, and Charles Abramovic, pianist. All graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music and distinguished performers and educators in their own right, the trio formed to explore and expand the repertoire of this captivating combination of flute, cello, and piano. “The three were flawlessly in sync – even their trills!” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Dolce Suono Trio is renowned for its contributions to the repertoire through its arrangements and commissions the latter including works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Jennifer Higdon and Shulamit Ran and Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour.

Hailed as “an adventurous ensemble” (The New York Times), Dolce Suono Trio has enthralled audiences at venues including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society,  Southern Exposure New Music Series (SC), Princeton and Cornell Universities, Bard College, and  Brooklyn’s Roulette. Dolce Suono Trio’s residencies, in which concerts are combined with masterclasses, chamber coachings, and community engagement and outreach activities, have included Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, and the Dolce Suono Ensemble Steven Stucky Young Composers Competition. Recent engagements include a gala concert at the Brandywine River Museum for the Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect centennial exhibition, for Bunker Hill Chamber Music, Reading Friends of Chamber Music, on the DSE Presents series for Música en tus Manos, Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music, and Love and War in French Music. The trio’s critically acclaimed albums include “American Canvas”, with premiere recordings of works by Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Zhou Tian, and Andrea Clearfield, and “Freedom,” featuring their commissioned work by Richard Danielpour, for Innova Recordings.

The trio’s innovative program Música en tus Manos (Music in Your Hands) combines its engagement initiative with the Latino community with programming that includes chamber and popular music from Spain and the Americas. In this project, the trio is frequently joined by multifaceted percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, in diverse programs that bring together bolero, choro, forró, tango, Latin jazz, and contemporary concert music.

As part of its high-profile trio + voice repertoire, Dolce Suono Trio has performed with stellar artists including Lucy Shelton, Randall Scarlata, Norman Garrett, Sarah Shafer, and Ashley Marie Robillard, and singers from the Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the invitation of Plácido Domingo. The ensemble has won grant awards including from the National Endowment for the Arts, Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Fromm Music Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and the Knight Foundation.