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.

banff update #5

Mark Steinberg, Steph, Gabriel, Mimi, Gilbert Kalish and Barry Shiffman

the journey has been transformative. 

we went to banff, curious, eager and anxious.  we heard top-notch young musicians and ensembles perform.  we were madly inspired and honestly scared.  but the generosity of heart and soul and beauty of the people there - the tremendous faculty and the amazingly supportive artists were overwhelming.  we took every opportunity to listen, learn and absorb and we were changed. 

playing on the same program with the award-winning cecilia quartet at rolston hall to a sold-out house was a definite highlight!  and masterclasses with two of today's greatest living performers, joel krosnick and gilbert kalish - amazing! being extensively coached by mark steinberg and don and vivian weilerstein - immensely helpful on multiple levels!

thank you, barry shiffman for the opportunity and the experience.  we hope to see you again SOON!  meanwhile, we're letting all of this input marinate and stew for a while and are looking forward to applying everything we have seen, heard and learned to our music making.