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Critically acclaimed musical trio comes to Clemson


The trio was formed in 2005, and consists of pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein.

On Thursday, Feb. 9, the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio will perform at the Brooks Center.

Goldstein, Peled and Fiterstein have performed all around the world but are stopping at Clemson on a tour of college campuses.

The trio was formed in 2005 and consists of pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein. All the members are critically acclaimed and known for their personality and presence on stage. When together, their combined talents create a true musical force to be reckoned with.

One of the aspects uniting the group is their Israeli heritage. 

“I think all of us take inspiration from everywhere we go, Israel for sure, but at the end of the day, music is what happens between the notes,” pianist Alan Goldstein said. “It’s not all play louder or softer; it’s everything you go through in life. You constantly have more and more perspectives in your mind.”

The trio plays classical music from many different composers and has played for a variety of different audiences. For their show on Thursday, the trio is playing a range of pieces, from the familiar to the unfamiliar. 

“We have Chopin that you know and love and others that you will love but just don’t know you love yet,” Goldstein quipped.

Music professor Lillian Harder organized the Clemson portion of the tour. 

“Everyone knows and trusts her. She created this series,” Goldstein said with admiration. “What is most beautiful to see is how everyone gathers at Clemson; it is very special.”

When asked if he thought classical music would ever die, the pianist gave a confident no.

“I don’t think classical music will ever die. I think of course it’s exciting to have big crowds, to perform for thousands in concert halls, but to say that this is the natural habitat, not so much. So its demographic or place or age might change, but it will never die.”

One thing is for sure: whether it is a packed venue or a small cafe, the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio will always have an audience of Clemson students.

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