pronounce the word ‘Merz’ in a faux German accent, and (2) that shopping for concert clothes should be classified as a form of torture. The Trio met in the middle of a snow storm in NYC in December 2016; hilariously - and gloriously - we now spend the majority of our lives together, rehearsing, traveling and arguing: usually over music and whether Australian English is better than American English. Together, we’ve walked onto stages around the world and are humbled to have been recognized as Winners of the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, and Chesapeake Competitions. 


ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Praised for their "fresh and surprising
interpretations," the award-winning
Merz Trio are known for their passionate
playing and uniquely artistic programming
style, interspersing classic trio works with
​interdisciplinary elements and their own arrangements. The Trio have made a sweep of recent US chamber awards, taking top prizes at the 2021 Naumburg, 2019 Concert Artists Guild, 2019 Fischoff, and 2018 Chesapeake Competitions. Upcoming debut appearances include performances at NYC’s Merkin Hall, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
​Hailing from opposite corners of the globe, Merz Trio's members can only agree on two things: (1) how to 




MERZ PIANO TRIO

Sunday, May 21, 2023
2:00 p.m.
SECU Auditorium - NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607​

$31 ADULTS
$28 NCMA  MEMBERS
​$17 STUDENTS