Boston Chamber Music Society trio on Harvard, Performance, Tchaikovsky, and Teaching


General manager and classical producer Emily Spector interviews Boston Chamber Music Society trio of Harvard alumni in advance of their January 5, 2020 performance of Tchaikovksy’s Piano Trio in A Minor. Pianist Max Levinson ‘93, violinist Jennifer Frautschi ‘95, and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan ‘98 discuss their undergraduate experience as musicians at Harvard, what they learned from non-musicians, how they have ended up playing together in their professional careers, how the piano trio is set apart from other chamber ensembles, what makes the Tchaikovsky trio special, and how the three, who are all professors of music performance, go about teaching chamber music to their students.

This interview was conducted in preparation for the Menage à Trois Piano Trio Orgy that aired December 13 and 14, 2019. The pieces played during the orgy can be found here: December 13 program, December 14 program.