Clarion Concerts


Anthony Trionfo and Albert Cano Smit

November 2, 2024 • 7:00PM
Stissing Center for Arts and Culture
Anthony Trionfo and Albert Cano Smit


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Anthony Trionfo

Known for his “soaring flute... where dance and song become possible again” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), Anthony Trionfo is a “breezily virtuosic” (The New York Times) musician actively building one of today’s most exciting musical careers.

At home in front of an orchestra, Anthony’s engagements include concertos with the Edmonton Symphony, Grant Park Festival Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, McCall Festival Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Stockton Symphony, and Riverside Symphony. In recital, Anthony presents engaging, fun, and thoughtful programs for any audience. Recent shows have taken him to the Alys Stephens Center, Clemson University, Festival de Ibagué in Colombia, The Kennedy Center, Kravis Center, The Morgan Library & Museum, and Tennessee Arts Academy.

This season, Anthony continues furthering his musical journey by presenting concerto debuts with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Longwood Symphony, and the Oregon Chamber players in addition to premiere recitals for the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, and the Artists Series of Sarasota. Anthony currently serves as second flutist of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio, and has been on multiple tours with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He plays with a variety of ensembles and often collaborates with the Jupiter Chamber Players and Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in addition to performances with the Columbus, Knoxville, Princeton, and Seattle symphonies. A

nthony began studying the flute at age eleven before appearing as a concerto soloist three years later with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. In 2016, Anthony won First Prize in the Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions and made his YCA Series debuts at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center along with pianist Albert Cano Smit in 2018. Anthony has a passion for cultivating new repertoire and gave the world-premieres of drip/spin (2017) and Musica Spolia (2021) by former YCA Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch. In 2022, Coretet commissioned composer TJ Cole to write a new piece for Anthony involving flute, piano, and electronics set to premiere in 2024.

Anthony is devoted to creating positive change in society and eliminating barriers for musicians. In 2020, Anthony curated the panel discussion “Learning to Listen: A discussion addressing the nuances of the Black experience within classical music.” Its success allowed him to create the “Illuminate!” series, presented by the Sphinx Organization alongside fellow musicians Steven Banks and Randall Goosby, which explored intersectionalities of allyship, ethnicity, pedagogy, queerness, and race in the music field. Anthony is a founder of the Umoja Flute Institute, a non-profit dedicated to providing flutists of African descent with the tools needed to succeed and thrive at all levels of music making. Anthony also serves on the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee.

With a passion for nurturing the growth and development of an individual’s artistic voice, Anthony has been guest faculty for programs at The Juilliard School and Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has presented masterclasses and clinics for DC Youth Orchestra Program, Harmony Program (NY), Harmony Project (CA), Jumpstart Young Musicians Program (CA), Edmonton Flute Association, Florida State University, Iowa State University, and University of the Pacific in addition to being a former faculty member of MusicAlly. Anthony currently maintains a private studio of unique and inspiring students.

Anthony received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, under the tutelage of James Walker, former principal flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. While at Colburn, he served as Student Council President, Performance Forum Master of Ceremonies, and became a Teaching Fellow, where he studied the art of pedagogy with Robert Duke. He completed his high school studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan as a student of Nancy Stagnitta. He has had additional studies with Nadine Asin, Timothy Day, Megan Lanz, Emmanuel Pahud, and Mark Sparks.

Anthony is a Burkart Flutes & Piccolos artist and plays a 998 Elite silver flute with a 19.5k gold headjoint.

Learn more about Anthony by visiting him at his website, or on Instagram @toneyflute

Albert Cano Smit

A musician who has been praised as “a moving young poet” (Le Devoir), Spanish/Dutch pianist Albert Cano Smit enjoys a growing international career on the orchestral, recital, and chamber music stages. Noted for his captivating performances, storytelling quality and nuanced musicality, the First Prize winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, Montréal Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Orchestra of St Luke’s, Barcelona Symphony, Catalonia National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata.

Recital highlights have included his Carnegie Hall debut presented by The Naumburg Foundation, his Merkin Concert hall debut presented by Young Concert Artists, recitals at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, Paris’ Fondation Louis Vuitton (the performance was streamed live globally), the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in Washington, DC, Germany’s Rheingau Music Festival, and return performances at the Steinway Society in San Jose and Auditori de Barcelona. He has been in residence at France’s Festival de Musique de Wissembourg for seven years, a piano fellow at Bravo! Vail Music Festival and Tippet Rise Art Center, and has had his recital debut in Asia at Xiamen’s Banlam Grand Theater.

Albert has been presented in recital by Festival Bach Montréal, University of Florida Performing Arts, the Krannert Center (Urbana, IL), and Matinée Musicale (Cincinnati, OH). He recently premiered Katherine Balch’s "Spolia" with flutist Anthony Trionfo taking them to the Morgan Library and Carnegie Hall. Recent recitals with Trionfo have included the Alys Stephens Center, Kravis Center, Evergreen Museum & Library, and others. Cano Smit is set to continue touring with violinist William Hagen, with whom he has recorded the CD “Danse Russe”.

During the 23-24 season Albert will appear in recital and chamber music performances returning to the Miami International Piano Festival, at the Cosmos Club (Washington, DC), Friends of Music Concerts (Sleepy Hollow, NY), Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota (Sarasota, FL), and Abbey Church Events (Lacey, WA), and will also participate in the inaugural chamber music ensemble of YCA on Tour. He will appear as soloist playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto N.23 with the Rochester Philharmonic and Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Waterbury Symphony and Gulfport Symphony, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the Greenwich Symphony and Albany Symphony, and Ravel Piano Concerto in G with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra.

An advocate for new music, Albert has premiered numerous solo works on his recital programs, commissioned for him by Stephen Hough, Miquel Oliu, and Katherine Balch. He has given four hand performances with Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Wallis Annenberg Center Hall and Zipper Hall, taken part in the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York and the Bridgehampton Chamber Festival, and performed with such artists as Gary Hoffman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lun Li, Zlatomir Fung, Kevin Zhu, Leonard Fu and Lev Sivkov. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with such ensembles as the Ebene, Szymanowski, Casals, Cosmos, Gerhard, and Verona Quartets, and has released an album of Austrian viola music for Champs Hills with Emma Wernig.

In 2017, Albert was First Prize winner at the Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition, and a Finalist and CMIM Grant winner at the Concours Musical International de Montréal. Additional special prizes at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions include The Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Concert Prize for support of his Kennedy Center debut, the Friends of Music Concert Prize (NY), and the Sunday Musicale Prize (NJ).

A polyglot who speaks five languages, Albert was born in Geneva, the son of a Dutch mother and Spanish father. He left home at 9 to join the Escolania de Montserrat choir school, where hours of rehearsal every day strongly affected his musical development. Albert recently completed an Artist Diploma and Masters Degree with Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School, where he was awarded the 2020 Rubinstein Prize for Piano. He also holds a BA in Piano Performance from the Colburn School with Ory Shihor, and studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Marta Karbownicka and Graham Caskie. He is an alum of the Verbier Festival Academy and Ravinia Steans Institute. He currently resides in New York City.

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Columbia County Arts Fund, a project of the J.M. Kaplan Fund
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* In memory of Josh Lipton

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Artistic Director Emerita: Eugenia Zukerman
President: Dave Hall
Vice Presidet: Elizabeth Davis
Treasurer: Michael Hofmann
Secretary: Alice Platt
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George Faison
DeWayne Powell
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