All About Us
TRIO CAPRICCIO was formed in 1992 with violinists Paula Shaw and Barbara Lapidus, and pianist, Judith Esch. We had so many requests for string trio music that we added a cellist. In 2021 we welcomed cellist Sue Nazzaro to our trio.
Today we play almost exclusively with three strings. We also play duos and quartets upon request. We have played many weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs, memorial services and other occasions. Among the varied performances we have given are school, church, and campaign fundraisers, a recital on a noontime series in Troy and workshops in Memorial Chapel at Union College for music classes.
We have performed for special events at Union College, the Glen Sanders Mansion and the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs. We play in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and surrounding communities in New York State.
TRIBUTE TO PETIA
Our original cellist, Petia Kassarova, passed away in the fall of 2019. She is missed by all who knew her.
To express our sadness we offer a musical tribute from a church service our trio played with her in 2016.