April 13, 2000
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Moscow Conservatory Trio will present a concert featuring Beethoven’s Archduke Trio in the final concert in the Music at Amherst Series on Sunday, April 30, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College.

Pianist Paul Ostrovsky was a founding member of the Moscow Conservatory Trio in 1991. Ostrovsky has appeared on many of the world’s great concert stages—Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, the Concertgebouw and the Berlin Philharmonie—and at the great festivals—Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Aspen and Salzburg. The Los Angeles Times has said "his keyboard skill is of virtuosic ease and scope. Each phrase is shaped with irresistible rhythmic clarity."

Violinist Mark Peskanov has been a guest soloist with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and London Philharmonic, and a frequent performer with the chamber music society of Lincoln Center. Cellist Suren Bagratuni was a Silver Medalist on the Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory.

The New York Times described the Moscow Conservatory Trio as "a trio of startling expressive powers."

Admission to the concert is $18, senior citizens $15, and students $5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 on weekday mornings.