Pianist Michael Brown, violinist Elena Urioste, and cellist Nicholas Canellakis have established themselves as three of the most sought-after young virtuosos on the classical music scene today. Winners, individually, of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, BBC New Generation Artist Scheme, Sphinx and Concert Artists Guild competitions, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center auditions, they have performed in prestigious venues across the United States and Europe, including Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, and London's Wigmore and Royal Festival Halls.
Upcoming engagements for the Brown-Urioste-Canellakis (BUC) Trio in 2016-17 include a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and recitals at Lincoln Center’s Merkin Hall in New York City; ArtPower! in San Diego; the Norton Building Concert Series in Chicago; Corning Civic Music, NY; Danbury Concerts, CT; and Los Alamos Concerts, NM. Michael Brown, also a noted composer, has been commissioned by the Norton Building Concert Series to write a new work for the trio, which will be premiered on the same series in November 2016.
Recent season highlights have included a Vancouver Recital Society debut, as well as a Midwestern tour with performances at the Ravinia Festival, Illinois State University, Eureka College, and Chicago’s classical music radio station WFMT, in addition to a solo appearance with the Heartland Festival Orchestra.
In addition to being extremely like-minded about their approaches to music, repertoire preferences, and rehearsal dynamics, the three friends also enjoy cooking together, eliciting guttural laughs from each other, and going in search for the perfect pour-over cup of coffee during their travels.