About this Artist
Three visionary next-generation artists combine internationally recognized talents in the eclectic new ensemble, Junction Trio. The Trio has performed at Washington Performing Arts, Portland Ovations, Rockport Music, Chautauqua Institution, Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and the Aspen Music Festival.
This season, the Junction Trio gives performances in Rockport, Moab, New Orleans, Key West, Eugene, Shriver Hall in Baltimore, at Duke Performances and Cliburn Concerts in Ft. Worth. The Junction Trio was selected by New York’s classical music radio station, WQXR, to be part of their inaugural Artist Propulsion Lab, which allowed them to engage collaborators and commission works. The opportunity also allows them to take advantage of WQXR’s various outlets to reach audiences via Greene Space performances, on-air curation opportunities, and more.
In the 2020-2021 season, live and virtual performances were presented by Caramoor, Harvard Musical Association, Corpus Christi, Cleveland, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Societies, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, and Emory University. Highlights of the 2019-2020 season included debuts at the Orange County Philharmonic Society and BIG ARTS Sanibel.
Admired for combining poetic interpretation with impeccable technique, violinist Stefan Jackiw joins cellist Jay Campbell and pianist and composer Conrad Tao, whom the New York Times has called a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision.” Campbell, too, has been praised by the New York Times as “electrifying,” approaching old and new works with the same curiosity and emotional commitment while Jackiw has been celebrated for his “remarkable purity of tone.”
"Watching the trio perform, one really couldn’t tell who was happier to be there — the rapt audience or the musicians, who threw themselves into repertoire they clearly love.... These three are onto something special."
— The Boston Globe
"Bracing technique and jaw-dropping precision... A sense of unity, especially in dynamics and rhythmic thrust, made the Ravel Trio come together impressively."
— Aspen Times
"I don’t expect to hear anything more exciting this summer than the Junction Trio’s astounding interpretation, especially the second movement which left me giggling with joy. The third movement sounded simply glorious—so evocative that it seemed these players had the power to change the weather; suddenly the sun started peeking through after a long spell of rain. There is nothing like hearing — and seeing — electrifying performers work their magic live. This top-notch trio stands at the top of its game. They made this treacherously difficult music sound entirely natural and fun, while still inspiring awe."
— Boston Musical Intelligencer