The Delphi Trio is excited to announce our upcoming collaborations with three upcoming and fabulously talented composers!
The music of Sahba Aminikia has raw energy and drive, but also hits home with stunning emotional depth. Liana worked closely with Sahba on his second string quartet, and his third string quartet was recently premiered by the Kronos Quartet. Sahba draws influences from jazz and his native Iran, and his music has been described by John Adams as “fabulous, colorful and persuasive.”
Max Stoffregen is a man of fascinating sounds. We’ve known Max for a while, and ran into him most recently while working on a completely unrelated, non-classical project with John Vanderslice this past summer. If you listen to the awesomely weird piano grooves that Max contributed to JV’s White Wilderness, you’ll have an idea of what Max is about – we thought he would come up with something really cool for us, and based on what we’ve seen so far, we were right!
Minna Choi is our artistic and entrepreneurial hero. Her vision and creative powers continue to put us in a state of awe every time we come across her work. Minna is the founder and artistic director of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, where Michelle and Liana have worked with her on a huge variety of projects for the last three years or so. We are so excited to have her on board with this collaboration!
We are going to be presenting all three premieres in the 2012-13 season, so stay tuned for more! We will be posting updates and previews as we begin to explore these new works so you can share in the collaboration and commission experience.