Suji, Min and Gjilberta have been performing for the past two and a half years extensively in the Tri-State area of NY, NJ and Pennsylvania. They are highly accomplished musicians in their own fields, ranging from performing for the Pope John Paul II and winning concerto competitions and chamber music competitions world-wide.
The three of them have been great friends for many years, and one day they got together to play some new orchestra pieces and realized that each of them had a very different voice on the cellos.
The orchestra pieces were pushed immediately aside and they started playing three-part harmony songs and various solo pieces. Soon they realized that they would have to play together more often and create a very uncommon trio. Consequently the Monticelli Trio was born.
Since that wonderful day, they have created The Monticelli Trio with a vast repertoire of music ranging from Classical, Broadway, Tango, Pop, Rag, Jazz, Modern etc. Suji, MIn and Gjilberta write their own musical arrangements as well, due to a serious lack of cello trio repertoire. A few new pieces are being composed and commissioned from various composers specifically for the trio.
Monticelli Trio performs extensively for a wide range of audiences, compiling but not limited to various Corporation events, Charity Benefit Concerts, Sing For Hope, Public and Private Schools, NY Fashion Week etc. They have performed in Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, NJPAC, Harvard Club, various Korean Society events, Albanian TV, Public Libraries and more.
"The dancing melodic lines of Bizet's Carmen between the three cellos, captivated and mesmerized the audience"...Alba Life TV. 2012
"Monticelli Trio was the best performance and a real treat to fashion week audience"....Andres Aquino, Producer of Couture Fashion Week, NY. 2011
"Amazing interweaving of the three cello sounds, a truly great performance"....Scarsdale Inquirer, 2009