The Duruflé Trio: The Academy Faculty Forms an Ensemble

About us:

The Duruflé Trio was founded with the intention of preserving the simplicity of music. Together with access to numerous period instruments, not limited to pianos by Dulcken, Erard, Walter, and Bösendorfer, we aim to look back on music with historical lenses, while applying the knowledge we have gained since. We wish to recreate the composer’s music through his own intentions while remaining true to ourselves and the idea of fresh and offering something that hasn’t quite been heard before. With Roni Shitrit (Violin), Carlene Soderberg (Cello), and Matthew Cates (Pianoforte), we form the Duruflé Trio.

Repertoire for the 2022-2023 Season:

César Franck: Piano Trio No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in Eb, Op. 100

Matthew Cates, Pianoforte.

Matthew Cates is an organist, pianist, harpsichordist, improviser, and composer. He has performed in many venues across the United States and Europe, including the Washington National Cathedral, Duke University, Église de La Madeleine, Église Saint-Eustache de Paris, St. Bernard de La Chapelle, The American Cathedral of Paris, and Notre Dame d’Auteuil, among others. Additionally, he has performed at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida, and at West Point Military Academy in the “Class of 1936 Distinguished Organ Recital.”

Roni Shitrit, Violin

Roni began her violin studies with Mr. Oscar Shraiberman at the Ramla conservatory when she was 5 years old. Roni will have her Carnegie hall debut this fall as a prize winner in the New York International Artist Association competition (2022). She has given recitals in Israel, Germany, Italy, and the USA. Roni is the first prize winner in the 2021 MTNA Young Artist National Competition. She also won 1st prize and special prize winner in the Moscow International online competition (2021) and is 1st prize winner in the IMKA music competition (2021).

Carlene Soderberg, Cello

Carlene Soderberg is a cellist and devout interpreter of modern music. She has performed a variety of repertoire throughout the United States and has been praised for her “daring and innovative interpretations“. The world of modern classical music is her focus. She has premiered new music by composers such as Benjamin Cauley and Michael Mikulka. Her passion for playing and programming works by living composers extends from chamber music to solo repertoire.

To book the Duruflé Trio, contact us here.

Maurice Duruflé Academy of Music

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