The Solati Trio, a preeminent classical trio from Rhode Island that has visited the Midcoast for many years, will perform Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St.

The Solati last performed locally in September 2010 in Camden and has long been associated with concerts at Round Top in Damariscotta. Concerts tours have taken them to South America, Czechoslovakia and much of western Europe. Violinist Sophia Herman and pianist Ludmilla Lifson are twin sisters who were born in Leningrad, Russia. Both graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory and, shortly after their graduation, both were appointed to the conservatory’s faculty. As a duo and separately, the sisters have appeared throughout Russia and in the United States. Currently, Herman performs with many music ensembles throughout New England; and Lifson is on the faculty of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.

Cellist Hrant Tatian is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, where he was a scholarship student of the renowned American cellist Leonard Rose. Tatian has been assistant principal cellist with the St. Louis Symphony and principal cellist of the Rochester, N.Y., Philharmonic; and has served on the faculty of the State University of New York, Brockport.

The Solati Trio is one of New England’s finest chamber music performance groups. The ensemble’s mission is to bring the highest level of performance of the great works written for piano trio to the concert-going public. This concert will feature trios by Loeillet and Mendelssohn.

An $8 donation will be requested at the door, and a reception will follow the afternoon program.

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