Mary Sokol Brown, violin
Andrew Brown, viola
Ariel Barnes, cello
Trio Accord is developing a reputation as one of Canada’s
premier chamber ensembles. This stellar recording of the
Goldberg Variations celebrates their tenth year of musical
collaboration. Based in Vancouver, BC, Mary Sokol Brown
(violin), Andrew Brown (viola), and Ariel Barnes (cello) are
ardent and enthusiastic proponents of chamber music.
As performers, they offer unique insights about the music they
play, enriching the concert experience for their listeners.
As educators, Trio Accord’s members conduct chamber music
workshops in BC’s scenic wine region and on the mystic Gulf
Islands. They are currently featured guest artists teaching and performing at the Northern Lights Music Festival in Ajijic, Mexico.
Trio Accord takes particular delight in presenting concerts in churches, private homes and other intimate settings suited
to the spirit of chamber music. These concerts have been described as “enchanting”, “exhilarating”, and
“Beautifully refined opening aria…dazzling passage work
…all was performed stylishly and with total commitment.
And, need I say, virtuosity. Trio Accord’s performance of
Dmitri Sitkovetsky’s masterly arrangement of the Goldbergs
…provided a transcendent musical experience.”
– Deryk Barker, The Victoria Times-Colonist