The Prima Trio
“You play music; you don’t work music.” – David Borograd
The Prima Trio will be making their first visit to West Virginia this weekend. They will be guests of the Fairmont Chamber Music Society.
String quartets, piano trios, wind quintets, and brass quintets are all mainstays of the chamber music world. The Prima Trio is a bit different—they have clarinet (Boris Allakhverdyan), piano (Anastasia Dedik), and violin/viola (David Borograd). The noted Verdehr Trio has a similar line-up, but their violinist doesn’t also play viola.
David Borograd is the violinist/violinist in the Prima Trio. He talked with me about their unusual ensemble, the music they play, and the joy of chamber music (I wasn't able to get him to choose sides between violin and viola.)
David Borograd interview, pt. 1
Borograd then described the music that the trio will be playing in Fairmont, which includes Mozart, Stravinsky, Khachaturian, Bruch, and Peter Schickele. He also gave some hints to the Prima Trio’s future plans, which include making their first recording.
David Borograd interview, pt. 2