B3LLA Piano Trio

music that inspires

BELLA's MISSION is to connect people to themselves, each other, and their communities through professional live music performances of the highest standards, reflecting shared human emotions and experiences.  BELLA sees their role as artists as inspiring people from diverse backgrounds to cherish the beauty in themselves and others.

BELLA is committed to being socially responsible and engaged artists in their community.  Towards this end, they donate a portion of all of their donations to non-profit community organizations, including those dedicated to helping people and families affected by breast cancer.

FRANZ SCHUBERT - what we're working on now

Oh, Franz! 

We've been thinking a lot about Schubert these days.  He's really becoming a part of our hearts and souls.  For those of you who don't think you know him or his works that well, you can always start with good old Wikipedia under Franz Schubert.  Then, check out his IMDb page.  Yup, his music has been used in almost 350 different soundtracks, including Stanley Kubrick's Oscar winner "Barry Lyndon."  You also probably haven't spent a single Christmas season without hearing his incredibly famous "Ave Maria" whether done by one of the greatest sopranos ever, or by the likes of Beyonce and Celine Dion.  Schubert rocks on, 200 years later - now THAT's star power. 

For those of you whom are already fans of Franz, we are so excited to share our experience with his Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, written in the last few months of his life.  It's one of the great staples of the chamber music repertoire - and one of the most epic, clocking in at almost 45 minutes of playing time.  We'll be playing the 2nd and 4th movements on San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Chamber Music Day at the deYoung on October 16th at 3:30 in the Koret Auditorium.  The famous first theme of the second movement, sung first by the cello and then by the piano, comes back in the cello part in the 4th movement and really ties these movements together.  It's amazingly beautiful - melancholy, yet sweet.  And it's pure genius.  Come listen and let us know what you think!