Hailed by Gramophone magazine for its “warmly considered playing” and “shadings of exquisite sheen and vibrancy”, the Volta Piano Trio, formerly known as the Icicle Creek Piano Trio, has established itself as one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier chamber ensembles. The members of the Volta Piano Trio originate from the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia. Together or as individuals, Jennifer Caine, Sally Singer, and Oksana Ezhokina have performed in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, the Phillips Collection, and the Royal Albert Hall, and have toured in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, and the U.K. Regionally and on the West Coast, they have performed solo or as a trio at Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Puget Sound, Cornish College of the Arts, the Seattle Sherman Clay Recital Hall, the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Seattle Town Hall, the University of Santa Barbara, and Davies Hall in San Francisco, among others. In 2015, the Volta Piano Trio was selected as a finalist for The American Prize in Chamber Music Performance. The Trio has appeared on several Northwest chamber music series, and at chamber music festivals in Las Vegas, NV, Sag Harbor, NY, and Leavenworth and Walla Walla, WA. Recent highlights have included performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Russia and with the Washington Idaho Symphony.
The Trio was formerly Ensemble-in-Residence at the Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, Washington, where members directed performance and educational programs and maintained private studios. They currently perform frequently at the new Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, as part of a concert series directed by Oksana Ezhokina.
The Volta Piano Trio’s debut recording of Ravel and Schubert E-flat trios was released in 2008 under the Con Brio label, and was critically acclaimed by the American Record Guide, The Strad, Gramophone, Fanfare, and others. A second disc of trios by Haydn, Turina, and Shostakovich, released in 2010, has garnered rave reviews, including an endorsement by Fanfare as a “fantastic performance…a must for all chamber music lovers.” The trio’s recordings (both under the name Icicle Creek Piano Trio) and live performances have been featured on numerous radio stations across the country, including NPR’s Performance Today, Seattle’s KING FM, and Arizona’s KBAQ.