DOLCE SUONO TRIO, “one of the most dynamic groups in the US” (The Huffington Post), is comprised of internationally acclaimed artists Mimi Stillman, flutist, founder and artistic director of Dolce Suono Ensemble, soloist, and Yamaha Performing Artist, Charles Abramovic, pianist, Professor of Keyboard Studies at Temple University, and Gabriel Cabezas, cellist, soloist, chamber musician, and member of yMusic. All graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, 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. As part of its high-profile trio + voice repertoire, the ensemble has performed with stellar artists including Lucy Shelton, Sarah Shafer, Randall Scarlata, 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. 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.
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.
During 2017-2018, Dolce Suono Trio’s 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 and its Claude Debussy Centennial Festival, and a residency at Delaware County Community College. Fall 2017 will see the release of Dolce Suono Trio’s recording “American Canvas”, with premiere recordings of works by Jennifer Higdon, Shulamit Ran, Zhou Tian, and Andrea Clearfield, for Innova Recordings.