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Iris Trio

"tremendously expressive, exciting and pointed"
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The Iris Trio – clarinetist Christine Carter, violist Molly Carr, and pianist Anna Petrova –, began working together during their years at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music. They performed their debut in 2013 at the German Consulate in New York City to a sold-out audience and were immediately invited to appear at the prestigious Mozartfest in Würzburg, Germany, in the following year. They have since performed extensively across North America and Europe.

new album

Homage and Inspiration

Trios for Clarinet, Viola and Piano.

  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: I. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell - Robert Schumann
  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert - Robert Schumann
  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: III. Ruhiges Tempo - Robert Schumann
  • Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132: IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert - Robert Schumann
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    1. merkwürdige Pirouetten des Kapellmeisters Johannes Kreisler - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    2. E.: der begrenzte Kreis... - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    3. ...und wieder zuckt es schmerzlich F. um die Lippen... - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    4. Felhö valék, már süt a nap... (töredék – töredék) - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    5. In der Nacht - György Kurtág
  • Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d:
    6. Abschied Meister Raro entdeckt Guillaume de Machaut - György Kurtág
  • Trio in E-flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”: I. Andante - Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Trio in E-flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”: II. Menuetto - Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Trio in E-flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”: III. Rondeaux - Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Drittes Klaviertrio für Klarinette, Viola und Klavier:
    Gespräch unter Freunden - Christof Weiß
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Recent News and Reviews

WholeNote reviews ‘Homage And Inspiration’

Max Christie WholeNote It’s lovely to hear the Mozart presented with such fresh freedom. Pulse is allowed to ease and press forward, such that the music comes close to representing what one so often hears it is meant to depict: a conversation among friends over a game of bowling. A special nod to Petrova; this […]

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CBC: ‘Christine Carter creates community through the clarinet’

Christine was recently interviewed by Heather Barrett for CBC’s Weekend AM show First Listen. The programme featured the brand new release of “Homage and Inspiration” by the Iris Trio (Molly Carr, Anna Petrova, Christine Carter) “Carter, the clarinetist with the chamber music group, the Iris Trio, says her favourite thing about making music is the […]

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Featured on CBC Music

We are delighted to be included in CBC’s list of “10 upcoming Canadian classical albums to get excited about”. Robert Rowat writes: “Iris Trio comprises Canadian clarinetist Christine Carter (who teaches at Memorial University in St. John’s), violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova. They met while studying in New York and have been busy […]

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Mozartlabor

Christine is featured alongside her Iris Trio collaborators, Molly Carr (viola) and Anna Petrova (piano), in a documentary exploring the MozartLabor in Würzburg. Here the trio prepares the world premiere performance of “Gespräch unter Freunden” by composer Christof Weiss. The premiere took place at the Würzburg Palace on June 4 2014, during the annual Mozartfest. […]

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Videos:
Performance at the Sendesaal Bremen, Germany

Combining works from the standard trio repertoire alongside commissions by contemporary artists is a concept that the Trio continues to explore and champion. Their recent commissions include two new works for the clarinet, viola, and piano trio instrumentation by Canadian jazz artist, Florian Hoefner (with poetry by Giller Poetry Prize winner, Don McKay), and the Brooklyn-based American composer, Randall Woolf.

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