Janaki String Trio Debut Album!
180g 45rpm Vinyl LP! Vinyl Mastering by Bernie Grundman!
"Janaki's debut album was one of the first I mastered for Yarlung Records... People still want to talk about it at audiophile shows, usually with sharpie pen in hand, asking for autograph on the original CD. This has become one of Yarlung's iconic recordings, an "out of the ballpark" home run becuase it combines lifelike sound with hair raising, inspired performances. The 3D presentation, the "you are there" tonality and perfect acoustic decay in Zipper Hall where this was recorded, reveal three living breathing musicians playing just for us; it doesn't get any better than this" - Steve Hoffman
"They play with remarkable intent.. the program shows clarity of articulation and an alertness that is good to hear. " - David Moore, American Record Guide
Janaki String Trio brings together three friends and virtuoso musicians whose passion and commitment captivate their audiences as they tackle their music with freshness, energy and maturity. Founded at The Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles in early 2005, the group soon won the 59th Annual Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and in March 2006, the threesome came to national attention as the first string trio ever to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. The Trio also garnered the inaugural BMI Foundation Commission Prize.
The Janaki Trio was selected to participate in Canada's Banff Music Festival in June 2006. This honor follows an exciting 2005-06 season, highlighted by performances on such series as Sundays Live at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lagerstrom Chamber Music at Caltech, South Bay Chamber Music Society and the Music Guild Chamber Music Series. Janaki Trio made its New York recital debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in January 2007.
"...The playing and recording are first-rate and the range of music demonstrates the skill and versatility of the players." - Andre Jenning, The Absolute Sound, January 2019
Made in Germany
Mastering Engineers: Steve Hoffman & Bob Attiyeh
Vinyl Mastering: Bernie Grundman
Serena McKinney, violin
Katie Kadarauch, violin
Arnold Choi, violin
Krzysztof Penderecki (b. 1933)
1. String Trio, Mov 1
2. String Trio, Mov 2
Jason Barabba (b. 1970)
3. String Trio-- Congruity Theory
4. String Trio-- Obstinate Spaces
5. String Trio-- Anamnesis
6. String Trio-- Lost in Soquel
Recorded in Zipper Hall at The Colburn School, February, 2006