TCA opens 2013-14 season at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Published 10:10 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The award-winning piano trio of David Finckel (cello), Philip Setzer (violin) and Wu Han (piano) will open the 59th season of the Tryon Concert Association on Sept. 27, 8 p.m. at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon.

David Finckel, Wu Han and Peter Setzer, piano trio. (photo by Christian Steiner)

David Finckel, Wu Han and Peter Setzer, piano trio. (photo by Christian Steiner)

All three artists return to the TFAC stage by popular request. David Finckel and Philip Setzer performed here as members of the Grammy-award-winning Emerson String Quartet in October 2012.

Wu Han and husband, David Finckel, played here as a piano-cello duo in the 2006-07 season.

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Finckel retired this past season from the Emerson String Quartet after a career of over three decades. Setzer remains a current and founding member of the Emerson String Quartet. Finckel and Han were selected as Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year.

In recent years, the three have been regular collaborators, on stage and in the recording studio, performing piano-trio repertory. The happy union of David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer brings concerts that are lyrical, virtuosic and unforgettable.

Along with the group’s many awards, including several Grammy Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and international honors, they are also recording artists, musical educators and highly acclaimed as solo and ensemble artists.

For the concert at TFAC on Sept. 27, the trio will perform the works of Beethoven, Shostakovich and Dvorak.

Tickets for the TCA season are available through Tryon Concert Association, PO Box 32, Tryon, NC 28782, or by calling 828-859-6065.

Visit the TCA website at to read about the entire series and to hear examples of the artists’ performances.

– article submitted Joella Utley