In May of 2016, the Callisto Piano Trio established themselves as the youngest ensemble ever to medal in the 43-year history of the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Praised by the International Holland Music Sessions as “a young chamber music sensation from the United States,” the Callisto Trio, comprised of Geneva Lewis, violin; Annie Jacobs-Perkins, cello; and Katelyn Vahala, piano, currently enjoys an active international performance career.
As Artists in Residence at the Da Camera Chamber Music Society, the Callisto Trio regularly performs in the Los Angeles area. They have also toured throughout the Netherlands and Slovakia at the invitation of the International Holland Music Sessions, performing at venues such as Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Philharmonic Bratislava. While on tour, they were additionally featured on multiple Dutch national radio broadcasts and gave educational concerts at local schools.
The Callisto Trio is passionate about teaching, and as faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Music Intensive Seminar, they coached young students and presented public masterclasses, performances, and lectures. They also love sharing music within their communities, introducing new audiences to a diverse array of piano trio repertoire.
The trio is primarily based at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, where they worked under the guidance of Andrew Cook. Other mentors have included Ralph Kirshbaum, Lucinda Carver, Itzhak Perlman, Joseph Kalichstein, and Merry Peckham. Geneva and Annie study at the New England Conservatory of Music with Miriam Fried and Laurence Lesser, respectively. Katelyn studies at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music with Dr. Lucinda Carver.
RECITAL AT THE KEATING RESIDENCE
April 14th, 2019
2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm
Returning as artists for the Da Camera Society for Chamber Music, the Callisto Trio will present a program of Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio, Haydn Trio no. 28 in E Major, and Schoenfield Cafe Music.
RECITAL AT THE PHILHARMONIA BRATISLAVA
Callisto Trio plays a program of Ives, Schoenfield and Dvorak in the Reduta Concert Hall, Bratislava.
January 15th, 2019
RECITAL AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW
January 13th, 2019
Callisto Trio performs a program of Ives, Schoenfield, and Dvorak in the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Recital Hall.
RADIO PERFORMANCE "SPIEGELZAAL"
January 13th, 2019
Callisto Trio joins host Hans van den Boom for a live performance in the Concertgebouw Spiegelzaal of Dvorak.
RADIO PERFORMANCE NPO4 "DE KLASSIEKEN"
Callisto Trio joins host Ab Nieuwdorp for a live performance on "De Klassieken" of Dvorak and Schoenfield.
January 10th, 2019
RECITAL AT HOORNDER KERK
January 7th, 2019
Callisto Trio plays a program of Ives, Schoenfield and Dvorak in the Hoornder Kerk in Den Hoorn, Texel.
RECITAL AT THEATER DE VEST
January 6th, 2019
For the first concert in their European tour, the Callisto Trio performs a program of Schoenfield, Ives and Dvorak, followed by a post-concert interview.
RECITAL AT BARRETT HALL
The Callisto Trio returns home to Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music to kick off their European tour with a program of Schoenfield, Ives and Dvorak.
January 3rd, 2019
Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1, “Ghost”
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 B. 166, “Dumky”
Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major Hob. XV:25, “Gypsy”
Haydn Piano Trio No. 44 in E Major Hob. XV:28
Higdon Piano Trio
Ives Piano Trio
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Rachmaninov Trio Élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Schoenfield Café Music
Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15