Marija Stroke

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Piano Faculty

Instrumental Studies

The Hartt School

DMA, SUNY Stony Brook

MM, Yale School of Music

BA, Yale University

Pianist Marija Stroke has performed chamber music, concerti, and solo recitals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and China, presented by such organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Chamber Music Northwest, Caramoor, the City of London Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Off the Hook Arts, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. She has collaborated with Joshua Bell, Mark Steinberg, Eugene Drucker, Natasha Brofsky, Raphael Hillyer, David Krakauer, David Shifrin, conductors Ransom Wilson and Reinbert de Leeuw, and quartets including the Brentano, Miami, Daedalus, and Borromeo.

For Sony Classical, Arabesque, Bridge and CRI, Ms. Stroke has recorded with Joshua Bell, the Brentano String Quartet, Mark Steinberg and others. Her recording of Do You Dream in Color? with Laurie Rubin was awarded “Critics’ Choice” by American Record Guide.

Marija Stroke is a founding member of the Apollo Trio, which has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and in Europe. The Apollo Trio was featured in the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center’s “Great Day in New York” Festival at Alice Tully Hall. Among the trio's performances at CMS were the New York premiere of David Schiff’s New York Nocturnes and the world premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s Wind Across the Sky. David Schiff’s Borscht Belt Follies— written for the Apollo Trio, David Krakauer, David Taylor and Michael Sarin—was given its world premiere at Chamber Music Northwest’s Encore Series. The Apollo Trio has recorded music by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Adolphe, Schiff and the complete Dvorak Piano Trios.

Ms. Stroke studied piano with Robert Preston, Karl Richter, Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Gilbert Kalish, and chamber music with Robert Mann.