Alumni Emily Bruskin ’98 and Julia Bruskin ’98, along with pianist Donna Kwong, return to Milton’s campus on Sunday, November 2–Tuesday, November 4, as this year’s Melissa Gold Visiting Artists.
Twin sisters Emily Bruskin (violin) and Julia Bruskin (cello) formed the Claremont Trio with Donna Kwong (piano) in 1999 at The Juilliard School. Widely regarded as the premier piano trio of its generation, the Claremont Trio is sought after for its thrillingly virtuosic and richly communicative performances. First winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award and the only piano trio ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Claremonts are consistently lauded for their “aesthetic maturity, interpretive depth, and exuberance” (Palm Beach Daily News). To celebrate their tenth anniversary season, the trio returns to New York’s Carnegie Hall and Washington D.C’s Kennedy Center, and appears in more than 60 halls throughout the country.
The Trio performs in Straus Library on Sunday at 6 p.m. and leads workshops in Kellner, Room 167, during third period on Monday as well as fourth and seventh periods on Tuesday.