Passeri Trio

Below are a few of our more popular videos. First – Waves of the Danube by Ivanovici:

Jewish Wedding Suite – a collection of Jewish folk tunes arranged by Michael Isaacson:

Allegro Moderato from Haydn’s London Trio No. 1 in C Major:

And here’s “Tombstone” – composed for our trio by our cellist, Michael Close. This is a spaghetti western style romp through the old west, complete with a story line involving dusty travel by horse, a shoot out and our hero riding off into the sunset. As you can see by the cowboy hats, we had a lot of fun with this one!


Details on pricing and other info for your planning

“Passeri” flute, violin (or viola), cello trio is an elegant choice for your wedding or special event. Whether you choose a lively or a peaceful style, we have the flexibility to meet your needs! Classically based, we are flexible with repertoire options, occasionally branching out into pop, folk, and more. We are also available as a duo – flute/violin, flute/viola, or flute cello – or can expand to a quartet of flute, violin, viola and cello if desired. Please check our videos below!

Here's what people are saying about Passeri:

Click on names in bold below for a full blog entry about their event

"Thank you for contributing to our day and making it so very special. You far exceeded our expectations!” 

Catherine and Nick

"It was so easy to work with Lisa! We were looking for a string trio that could play modern songs on their instruments and our DJ recommended we try contacting Lisa. While she could not offer a string trio - she did pull through with a violin, cello and flute trio. At first I wasn't sure how this would sound - but it was excellent (and more unique than your classical string-only trio). Through the planning process, Lisa let me know which modern songs were in their repertoire, and which could be added and a small cost. We had the trio play our processional music, which was beautiful, and our cocktail hour. Day of they arrived early, completely professional and were a great addition to our festivities. We received many compliments all around - and highly recommend!" Michael and Ozzie

"Thank you so much for a beautiful job at our wedding!  It was the most magical wedding ever and you had a big part in that!"  Marina and Todd


"Your music was wonderful! We had so many complements about it at the wedding. We think it was a pretty special occasion and you played a big part. Thank you!"

Kate and Dory

"We were very pleased with your music selections and the performances. We all loved it, and it was nice to meet you in person. If we ever have a need for your services again I would not hesitate to call on you and I would certainly recommend you to friends and family. Once again, thank you for adding to the joy of our special day. Warm regards," Stephanie Vander Vliet (mother of the bride)

Megan and Bhaskar


"Thank you so much. It was a perfect day, and having you there just made it more so."                      
Robert and Gerald

Michael Close is a composer, cellist, and teacher living in Worcester, VT.  He graduated from Bennington College in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in music composition and a master of arts in education. He teaches cello and chamber music classes at the Monteverdi Music School in Montpelier.  He has been a composer-mentor with ‘Music-Comp’ since 2004, a program which encourages and supports students in composing and arranging music. Michael plays cello with a wide variety of orchestral and chamber groups around Vermont.  He has been the section leader of, and a soloist with, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.   He is a prolific composer and some of his most recent original musical works have been performed by the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, The Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony, The Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Eleva Chamber Players.

Raymond Karl Malone started his professional career as a freelance violinist in New York City, while at the same time playing and teaching in many other parts of the country,most recently as adjunct professor of violin and viola at Johnson State College,Vermont and at the Monteverdi Music School in Montpelier, Vermont. An active recitalist, he has performed on Vermont Public Radio hosted by Walter Parker as well as concerto performances in Vermont,Texas,New Jersey and New York City.His recent collaboration with Pianist,Hannah Hsu Wang of New York City resulted in rave reviews by Kevin Shih,president of The New York Community News….” The thrilling voice of your performance still reverberates in the air! Bravo!” An advocate of contemporary music, he has performed the music of Vermont composer Dennis Barthory Kitz and well as having commissioned a viola piece by another Vermont composer, Ken Langer. Mr. Malone plays on a violin built by Oliver Radke of Fussen, Germany and a viola built by Gustav Wunderlich in Leipzig,Germany.

Elizabeth Reid is in high demand as a musician in Vermont. Her playing has been described as having a “deep and expressive sound” and a “natural musicality.” (Times Argus). A native of Hamilton, Canada, Ms. Reid studied viola performance with Lorand Fenyves, Ralph Aldrich, and Rennie Regehr. Ms. Reid has played principal viola in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Banff Opera Orchestra.  Locally Ms. Reid has performed at Dartmouth College, Paine Mountain Arts, Cathedral Arts, Capital City Concerts, as well as performing regularly with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, ARIOSO, and the Northern Third Piano Quartet. Ms. Reid has a strong interest in contemporary music and has been involved in various premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the US.

Questions or thoughts about how we might fit with your special event?

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