The Amerigo Trio

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow formed the Amerigo Trio with violist Karen Dreyfus and cellist Inbal Segev after their successful collaboration at the Bowdoin International Chamber Music Festival, hailed as a "virtuoso extraordinary interchange of musical thought" by the Maine Sunday Telegram. The Strad has praised Amerigo's “personality, purpose and captivating energy.”

Since the group's founding in the summer of 2009, they have been invited to play at some of the most prestigious concert series in the United States, including Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival in Virginia, The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, the Concord Chamber Music Society in Massachusetts, Tannery Pond Concerts in the Berkshires, the New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space, and Dumbarton Concerts and the Phillips Collection Concert Series, both in Washington, DC.

Of the trio's performance in Washington DC, The Washington Post raved, "Dicterow's sweet, large, tightly focused tone gave the ensemble a rock-solid leading voice. But cellist Inbal Segev matched him with her thrillingly projected, vibrato-rich playing (not to mention a beautifully judged range of color and dynamics), while Karen Dreyfus's lean and throaty viola sound provided piquant contrast. It was in its finely woven blend of timbres and rapport, though, that the trio most deeply satisfied."

In 2019 the group premiered Paul Chihara's string trio "Love in the Afternoon" , with a repeat performance at Grand Teton in summer of 2019.

The Amerigo released its debut recording of serenades by Dohnányi on the Navona Records label in 2011.

The Amerigo Trio is named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian Explorer. The trio is committed to the exploration of the riches of the string trio repertoire, both new and old.

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