Anthony Trionfo, flute and Albert Cano Smit, piano

The Angela and William Haines Young Concert Artists Residency April 2021

Residency Events April 2021

Virtual Concert
Premiering on the IC School of Music YouTube channel
Wednesday, April 14, 2021  |  7:00 p.m. EDT

Virtual Masterclass for students
Thursday, April 15, 2021  |  7:00 p.m.

The Artists

Praised as “a musician of prodigious talent and scintillating personality” at his New York recital debut, flutist Anthony Trionfo recently debuted with orchestra in New York, performing the Ibert Flute Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s on the Young Concert Artists Series at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

In addition to these concerts, Mr. Trionfo has performed as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and Stockton Symphony. In addition, he has given recitals at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, Salvi Academy of Chamber Music in Colombia, Florida State University, and the Brownville Concert Series. He has also appeared with the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York City. This season, Mr. Trionfo once again appears as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony, and gives recitals and educational residencies for the Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota, Ithaca College, Clarion Concerts, and Abbey Church Events.

Mr. Trionfo won First Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and additional prizes including the prestigious Michaels Award, Saint Vincent College Concert Series Prize, Ruth Laredo Award, and Lied Center of Kansas Prize. He received the further distinction of being the first YCA artist to win the inaugural LP Classics Debut Recording Prize, granting him a commercial recording. In 2018, he debuted in the YCA Series at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, premiering a new work by YCA Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch.

Anthony Trionfo took the stage for the first time at fourteen, performing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as a winner of their Young Artist Concerto Competition. He also performed with the "President's Own" Marine Band during his teenage years, appeared on From the Top as a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and won the Alexander & Buono International Flute and National YoungArts Foundation Competitions. He has appeared with the Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Symphony Orchestra and Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, and in recital at Chamber on the Mountain, Iowa State University, Southern Adventist University, Saint Vincent College, the Levine School of Music, and the Port Washington Library.

Anthony Trionfo is pursuing his master’s degree under the tutelage of James Walker at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he has been a Teaching Fellow. He graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, having studied with Nancy Stagnitta, and has performed in masterclasses with Emmanuel Pahud, and YCA alumnae Mimi Stillman and Paula Robison. In addition to more formal performances Mr. Trionfo is committed to community outreach, teaching through the Jumpstart program in Los Angeles.


Pianist Albert Cano Smit is already becoming an audience favorite for his performances as soloist with orchestra and in recital. This past season, he performed the Brahms Concerto No. 2 with the Las Vegas Philharmonic conducted by Donato Cabrera, and he has also appeared with the San Diego Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río, Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Nottingham Youth Orchestra, and American Youth Symphony.

Mr. Cano Smit won First Prize at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He also won First Prize at the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition, which presented him in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Most recently, Mr. Cano Smit was awarded the 2020 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Prize from The Juilliard School.

This season, Mr. Cano Smit will appear in the Young Concert Artists Series at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and the Kenney Center’s Terrace Theater. Invitations this season include Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río, the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Onstage Ogden, the Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota, Abbey Church Events, Chamber on the Mountain, Bach Festival Montreal, Ithaca College, University of Florida Performing Arts, Queens College, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. He has also performed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, and for the Steinway Society The Bay Area in San Jose, New York’s Salon de Virtuosi, and Bravo! Vail, and has been in residency at the Tippet Rise Art Center. He has given recitals abroad in Xiamen, China, in France at the Wissembourg Festival and Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, at Germany’s Rheingau Music Festival, and throughout Spain. Mr. Cano Smit is also a sought-after collaborative pianist, and has toured with violinist William Hagen in venues throughout the U.S. and in Germany, and with flutist Anthony Trionfo he has performed across the United States.

Mr. Cano Smit is currently pursuing his Artist Diploma with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School. Previous teachers include YCA alumnus Ory Shihor, Graham Caskie and Marta Karbownicka. He has benefited from extensive artistic advice by YCA alumni Richard Goode and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the latter with whom he gave four-hand performances at Zipper Hall in Los Angeles and Wallis Annenberg Center Hall in Beverly Hills. Mr. Cano Smit is an alumnus of both the Colburn School and the Verbier Festival Academy.

The Program

Suite Paysanne Hongroise

BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
arr. Paul Arma

Sonata for flute and piano
    I. Allegro Moderato
II. Scherzo: Allegro giocoso
III. Aria
IV. Rondo-Finale: Allegro molto gajo
Pavan and Galliard (“Lord Salisbury”) ORLANDO GIBBONS (1583-1625)
Sérénade aux étoiles, op. 142 CÉCILE CHAMINADE (1857-1944)
Nocturne LILI BOULANGER (1893-1918)
Pavane pour une infante défunte MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Troisième Sonate pour Flûte et Piano
    I. Allegretto
II. Intermède pastorale: Très modéré
III. Final: Joyeux - Allegretto