Monica Huggett’s Benvenue Trio


Pianist Eric Zivian joins PBO’s Monica Huggett and Tanya Tomkins for their longtime passion project: the Benvenue Trio. This program of works highlights the classical piano trio through works by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, and features the debut performance of PBO’s beautiful fortepiano.

“If I had my way, they wouldn’t have extended the development of the piano past 1850,” said Monica Huggett in a 2016 interview with Vancouver Classical Music. “A fortepiano or a period piano (such as an Érard or Broadwood) balances so well and allows all the primary colors of the music to surface.”

  1. W.A. Mozart: Piano Trio in C major, K548
  2. Franz Joseph Haydn: Gypsy Rondo Trio in G major
  3. József Koschovitz: Lassú Magyar for cello and piano
  4. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Balli Ongarese, Opus 23 for solo piano
  5. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Trio in F major, Opus 22

Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm

Benvenue Trio