Over four weeks, The Wallis broadcasted four live episodes, each featuring a single movement from the Piano Trio and exclusive interviews with Esmail, The Wallis' Artistic Director Paul Crewes, violinist Vijay Gupta, pianist Suzana Bartal (broadcasting from Paris), and cellist Peter Myers (broadcasting from San Francisco).
Esmail’s Piano Trio was commissioned by Town Hall Music Seattle and premiered on November 25, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Regarding the work, she says, “My musical world is influenced as much by the Western canon as it is by Hindustani (North Indian) classical music and each movement of this trio is a confluence of Hindustani and Western musical elements. Imagine if you could say a single sentence, but it could be understood simultaneously in two different languages – that is what I aim to create through my music.”
Watch all four episodes on our YouTube channel!
violinist Vijay Gupta
cellist Peter Myers
pianist Suzana Bartal
composer Reena Esmai