The San Diego Union-Tribune hailed the Gemini Piano Trio as “mind readers, anticipating each other’s every move” while applauding their “almost uncanny musical closeness.” The trio was praised for their “amazing virtuosity” by Music Monthly, as well as for their Taipei debut performance that “epitomized the idiom of chamber music” by The Taipei Times. The American Record Guide praised their debut Ives/Brahms CD saying, “There is an admirable balance between confidence, polished technique, and impulsive, romantic ardor in this performance.” Their second album, featuring trios by Ravel and Shostakovich, was released in mid-2003.
Possessing an innate sense of ensemble, the Gemini Piano Trio is one of the few professional family chamber groups on the concert circuit today. The violinist and pianist are brother and sister, and the cellist and pianist are husband and wife. The individual members of the trio are also accomplished soloists and have performed to enthusiastic audiences in Europe, Canada, Taiwan, and at prestigious venues in the United States such as the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, U.S. Department of State, Jordan Hall, and Weill/Carnegie Halls. In addition to performing in music festivals such as Aspen, Taos, Waterloo, and Yellow Barn Music Festivals, members of the trio have also appeared in concert with distinguished artists such as Earl Carlyss, Thomas Kraines, the late Stephen Kates, and the Emerson String Quartet. The Gemini Piano Trio has studied chamber music with Raymond Hanson, David Wells, Anne Koscielny, Thomas Schumacher, and Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet.
The trio has also taken top prizes in the 1997 Chamber Music Yellow Springs National Competition, MTNA Chamber Music Competitions, the 1997 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards Competition and its subsequent Year 2000 Winners Competition. In 1998, the Gemini Piano Trio was selected through a nationally-competitive audition to be one of the three chamber ensembles featured at La Jolla Chamber Music Society’s SummerFest. There, the trio worked with esteemed artists such as Cecile Licad, Cho-Liang Lin, Joseph Kalichstein, David Finckel, Wu Han, Ida Kavafian, Gilbert Kalish, and Menahem Pressler.
The trio has completed a three-city concert tour in Taiwan to great acclaim, including a sold-out debut concert at the Taipei National Recital Hall in January of 2008. And last fall, the Gemini Piano Trio made their debut at Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall to a sold-out house. The concert received a rave review from the late Edith Eisler.