The Kapelle Trio came to Bulgaria for the first time in 1997. Founded in 1992, it is one of America's finest chamber ensembles. The musicians are teachers and leading performers and are famous not only in the USA, but also in Europe. Kevork Mardirossian was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and studied violin at the Bulgarian State Conservatory in Sofia. He continued his studies in Brussels with Grumieux and at the Guildhall School of Music in London with Yfrah Neaman. He was a former concertmaster of the Plovdiv Philharmonic and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is Associate Professor of Violin at the Louisiana State University and Chairman of the String Department. Most recently he performed and gave master courses in Spain, Wales, England - London, the U.S. - San Francisco, and Bulgaria - Sofia.
Lee Phillips, a New Orleans native, studied at Louisiana State University and is presently on the faculty of the university. He specialized in Paris with Eric Heidsieck and in London with John Ogdon. He has been winner of many piano competitions in the United States and Europe and has performed in South America (Uruguay and Brazil), Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, etc.
Felice Magendanz Farrell received her early musical training on the piano, violin, and cello with her parents in Utica, New York. She continued her musical studies in Rome, Italy and received her Bachelor and Master Degrees of Music with the Performer's Certificate at Indiana University. She had performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and later she was solo cellist in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Presently, she teaches at the University of Arkansas of Little Rock and has conducted master classes at Louisiana State University in New York and Indiana University.


Live recording from the concert at the Sofia Music Weeks Festival , Bulgaria Concert Hall, 10 June 1997


  • Track Listing


    Piano Trio in B major, op. 8

    [1] Allegro con brio 10'20''

    [2] Scherzo 6'46''

    [3] Adagio 8'04''

    [4] Allegro 7'19''


    Piano Trio in G major

    [5] Andante con motto. Allegro 9'20''

    [6] Scherzo - intermezzo, moderato con allegro 3'37''

    [7] Andante espressivo 4'11''

    [8] Finale - apassionato 6'29''


    Café Music

    [9] 1st movement 6'33''

    [10] 2nd movement 5'24''

    [11] 3rd movement 5'04''

    DDD 73'07''

  • Participating


    Kevork Mardirossian, violin
    Lee Phillips, piano
    Felice Farrell, cello