Meet the Artists
The artistic unity of this dynamic ensemble is no mere coincidence. Before playing together as the Halcyon Trio, the artists shared nearly a decade of various chamber music collaborations and joint recitals. Moreover, the individual accolades and curricula vitae of the trio members are significant...
-- Pianist Gary Kirkpatrick, winner of the Stepanov Competition in Vienna, was praised in the New York Times for his "high caliber performance and musicianship" and "wide gamut of moods with varied pacings within a unified architectural concept." In Verona, Italy, the Verona Fedele considered him "an elegant and intelligent performer, in possession of beautiful technical gifts." Mr. Kirkpatrick was also hailed by Musical America as having "bright colorful tone, forthright, honest musicianship, and above all, a welcome acuity of timing" for his performance in Alice Tully Hall.
-- Violist Brett Deubner has performed as a guest artist with the Tokyo, Vermeer, Chicago, and Colorado quartets, is the former violist of the Essex String Quartet and founding violist of the Elements Quartet, has toured with the London Symphony Orchestra, led the viola sections or the Rochester Philharmonic, the Princeton Symphony, the Heidelberg Opera Orchestra, and the Grammy-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. The Star-Ledger of New Jersey said, "There is burning intensity to Deubner's playing, and a refreshing variation in the color of his viola tone." He has performed at many major festivals such as Norfolk, Kent-Blossom, Heidelberg, and has recorded Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in New York as well as released numerous chamber music recordings.
-- Clarinetist Andrew Lamy was praised by Aaron Copland as a "wonderful young clarinetist" has performed frequently with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under music director James Levine and guests such as Leonard Slatkin. Mr. Lamy has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Royal Opera of London, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the State Orchestra of Mexico, and the American Symphony Orchestra. The Courier-Post of Philadelphia cited Andrew Lamy's "sweet tone and technical poise" and "suave, seamless playing," and the Los Angeles Times said "Andrew's rock solid technique in the Copland Concerto allowed one to forget his mechanics and focus on the balletic gracefulness of his phrasing, the give and take with which he moved his music through the orchestral texture."