[click "Play" for Adam Neiman's conversation with Susan]
The gravitational center of the Telluride Musicfest, June 23 – July 3, is the founding trio, The Trio Solisti: cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, pianist Jon Klibonoff, and the event’s artistic director, violinist Maria Bachmann. The group is renowned worldwide for sterling technical chops and no-holds-barred passion and lyricism. They play as one with perfect complicity.
Like the Telluride Playwrights Festival, Telluride Musicfest is not a high profile event on Telluride’s summer Festival calender: except like the heavies – Mountainfilm in Telluride and Telluride Film Festival – both attract world class talent. Case in point for Musicfest, pianist Adam Neiman. Adam joins Maria and the Trio for the 8th annual four-concert series: “From Russia with Love.”
Neiman’s connection to Telluride Musicfest dates back to 2000, when he appeared in Festival producer/documentary filmmaker Josh Aronson’s PBS documentary, “Playing for Real.” Bachmann’s choice of Neiman to pinch hit for Klibonoff on the 2010 program is timely and apt: in November 2009 Neiman released a CD of solo piano music by Anton Arensky, one of the Russian composers featured in the series.
To learn more about Neiman, click the “play” button and listen to his podcast.