Smetana TrioJitka Cechová, piano Jirí Vodicka, violin
Jan Pálenícek, cello
Laguna Chamber Series sponsored by Mr. Sam B. Ersan
ZEMLINSKY: Piano Trio
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 1
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1
Founded in 1934 by legendary Czech pianist Josef Pálenícek, the Smetana Trio became the first Czech ensemble to win the BBC Music Magazine Award in 2007. The trio's recording of works by Smetana, Suk and Novák received awards from Diapason and Le Monde de la Musique and was selected by BBC Music Magazine as its chamber music recording of the month.