Prima Trio. Courtesy image.

On Jan. 17, the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society continues its 42nd season of presenting “exceptional classical musicians in Mill Valley at affordable ticket prices” with a performance from the Prima Trio, known for its engaging and lively repertoire of classical and contemporary music. 
Prima Trio performs a program of compositions from Mozart, Max Bruch, Glick, Khachaturian, Piazzola, Schickele at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley.
Described as “a virtuosic tour de force…a whirlwind of joy,” by the Palm Beach Daily News, Prima Trio was founded in 2004 while its members (Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet; Gulia Gurevich, violin; and Anastasia Derik, piano) were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio.
Prima Trio was named Grand Prize and Gold Medal Winners of the prestigious 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In addition, Prima Trio was awarded a Midwest Winner’s Tour and a European debut at Italy’s Emilia Romagna Festival, as well as a total of $10,500 in prize money.
Prima Trio has performed throughout the United States and Europe – including the Chicago Chamber Music Society, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dumbarton Oaks, La Jolla Athenaeum, the Dayton Art Institute, CityMusic Columbus, Da Camera Society, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cleveland Chamber Music Society and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival in Germany.
The 411: Prima Trio performs at 5pm on Sunday, Jan 17 at the Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave. Tickets are $18-$35 via Brown Paper Tickets, at 1-800-838-3006 or at the door.

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