SAINT PAUL SUNDAY APPEARANCES
Hailed as the trio that "dares to be new, dazzling audiences with programs featuring music from traditional to jazz, with the highest levels of virtuosity and musicianship," the NOBILIS trio is recognized as one of the most exciting trios on the musical horizon. NOBILIS repertoire ranges from traditional masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Smetana and Dvorák, to innovative original arrangements of the music of jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane, ballads by Irving Berlin, and colorful Russian and gypsy folk songs. The Trio's recent and upcoming performances include appearances throughout North and South America and Europe.
Pianist Stephen Prutsman, violinist Ruggero Allifranchini, and cellist Suren Bagratuni each have distinguished careers as a soloists, recitalists and chamber musicians, and have appeared individually and as a trio with major orchestras and premier chamber music series throughout the United States and Europe. Distinguished alumnae of the Moscow, Peabody and New England Conservatories, the members are the recipients of numerous prestigious awards, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and medals at the Tchaikovsky International competitions. Also active as recording artists with discs released on Sony and Naxos labels, they are frequently heard on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," and numerous syndicated and local radio programs in the United States and abroad, including CBC, Berlin Radio, Radio France, BBC London, CBC Radio Canada, and WGBH and WUBR Radios (Boston).