Pianist Marija Stroke has performed in chamber music, concerti, and solo recitals in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and China. She has played frequently at music festivals including Chamber Music Northwest, Caramoor, the City of London Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Off the Hook Arts, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. Ms. Stroke is co-artistic Director of the Garden City Chamber Music Society, and will join the faculty of the Hartt School of Music starting in the fall of 2023.
Ms. Stroke has performed with Joshua Bell, Mark Steinberg, Eugene Drucker, Natasha Brofsky, Raphael Hillyer, David Krakauer, David Shifrin, and conductors Ransom Wilson and Reinbert de Leeuw among others. She has played with the Brentano, Miami, Daedalus, and Borromeo string quartets. She has appeared in concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center, and at the Wigmore, Carnegie, Avery Fisher, and Alice Tully Halls.
Ms. Stroke has recorded on the Sony Classical , Arabesque, Bridge and CRI labels in works by Bruce Adolphe, Dutilleux, Fauré, Grieg, Poulenc, and Rodrigo with Joshua Bell, the Brentano String Quartet, Mark Steinberg, and Curtis Macomber, among 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. In addition to frequent appearances at major American music festivals and on chamber music series throughout the United States, the trio has performed at prominent New York venues, including Caramoor, Bargemusic, Avery Fisher Hall, Weill Hall at Carnegie, and the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center. The Apollo Trio was featured in the Chamber Music Society 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 with soprano Lauren Skuce. 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.
- Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered/Brahms
- Danny Boy/Debussy
- Hey Jude/Haydn
- Leave it to Beaver/Schubert
- Some Enchanted Evening/Chopin
- Till There Was You/Chopin
- Whistle a Happy Tune/Beethoven