Originally created 11/17/00

Trio has three-star ranking



In the competitive world of chamber music, the Bachmann-Klibonoff-Fridman Trio has survived both as an ensemble and as solo performers, with honors and accolades heaped on each member..

One of the fastest-rising ensembles on the chamber-music scene, the trio came together in 1993 at Boston's Gardener Museum. Since then, they have appeared across the United States and in Panama and Canada.

On Saturday, the trio will perform at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the campus of Augusta State University as part of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Society series.

The trio's members are violinist Maria Bachmann, pianist Jon Klibonoff and cellist Semyon Fridman.

Ms. Bachmann is hailed as one of the great violin virtuosos, having won the prestigious Musical America and New York Newsday awards for Outstanding Artist of the Year, among others.

Mr. Klibonoff, a frequent guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, is a laureate of the Gina Bachauer Competition and a recipient of awards from the Pro Musicis Foundation and Affiliate Artists.

Mr. Fridman emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979. He has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Baltimore Symphony and the Kiev State Philharmonic and has staged recitals throughout the United States and in Japan. He also placed first in the Concert Artists Guild New York Competition.

Before the concert, the Cross Creek High School Show Choir will perform classical and show tunes.

On stage

What: The Bachmann-Klibonoff-Fridman Trio

When: 8 tonight, pre-concert music begins at 7:30

Where: Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the campus of Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way

Admission: Music society memberships ($100) include two tickets to each performance. Individual tickets are $15 general admission, $5 students; free for ASU faculty, staff and students; 733-5929; www.hjcms.org.

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