Limestone to Host Young Classical Music Trio ETA-3

ETA-3, a classical music trio formed at The Juilliard School, will perform at Limestone College on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by the Limestone College Department of Music.

ETA-3 is comprised of American flutist Chelsea Knox, Japanese pianist Tomoko Nakayama and Russian clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky. They derived the group's name from a luminous and spectacular star-forming nebula in Earth's galaxy.

Since there's little repertoire written for their particular instrumentation, the talented trio adapt and arrange music themselves, often distilling pieces from larger orchestral compositions. Their concert at Limestone will feature Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dance and Mozart's Kegelstatt Trio.

About the Artists
Flutist Chelsea Knox performs with various other ensembles including The Juilliard Orchestra, New Jersey Philharmonic of Englewood, Hudson Symphony, and Spacelab Woodwind Quintet. She is an advocate of new music and is a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble and "Juilliard Plays Juilliard." She has performed solo recitals in Connecticut and New York as well as concertos with The Hartford Symphony, Juilliard Lab Orchestra, Manchester (CT) Symphony, and Connecticut Youth Symphony.

Tomoko Nakayama has been acclaimed as both a collaborative pianist and harpsichordist. She has appeared most recently with the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, at Merkin Concert Hall, New York, and at the Tanglewood Music Festival. As winner of the Samuel Sanders Award, she was a featured artist at the 2008 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, and was also resident accompanist for the Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy in 2007. A member of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Nakayama plays both piano and celesta. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in harpsichord and a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano, both from The Juilliard School.

Alexey Gorokholinsky began his musical studies at age 5 on the piano. At age 7, he took up the clarinet, studying with his father, Valery Gorokholinsky, an accomplished orchestral and solo clarinetist. Alexey came to the United States at age 15 to attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy (CA) and then The Juilliard School, where he was a full scholarship student. During his freshman year he won The Juilliard Clarinet Concerto Competition and made his New York City debut at Alice Tully Hall, performing the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra. He was also a top prize winner of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony, first annual Buffet Crampon, and International Clarinet Association competitions.