Trio Cleonice

Trio Cleonice (Boston, MA) is the Graduate Piano Trio-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory, made up of violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, cellist Gwen Krosnick, and pianist Emely Phelps, and travels around the country presenting teaching and outreach residencies and giving recitals. Highlights of their current and recent seasons include annual recitals in Jordan Hall in Boston, the trio's Kennedy Center debut, a recording project with composer Rodney Lister, a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute, a new artist retreat center in Boscawen, New Hampshire, and the premiere of a new trio they commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Richard Wernick. At NEC, in addition to performing annual recitals in Jordan Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Old South Meeting House, and other Boston venues, Trio Cleonice works with Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, and Natasha Brofsky. They currently serve on the chamber music faculty of NEC's Preparatory Division. Trio Cleonice is named after Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro, the group's favorite restaurant in Ellsworth, Maine, near Kneisel Hall where the group formed in 2008. In their spare time, Ari, Gwen, and Emely take great delight in cooking together and in exploring the food scene wherever they travel to play together.