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Named after a luminous and
spectacular star-forming Nebula in our galaxy, ETA3 is a
classical trio comprising American flutist- Emily Thomas,
Japanese Pianist- Tomoko Nakayama and Russian Clarinetist-
Alexey Gorokholinsky. ETA also initializes the first letter of
each musician’s first name.
Formed at The Juilliard School
during spring of 2006, ETA3 strives to communicate the intellectual
and emotional elements of life by broadening the audience's
perspective through a varied range of repertoire. The Trio was
recognized by Juilliard as one of three prominent emerging chamber
music groups of 2006 leading to their Alice Tully Hall debut.
ETA-3 is managed and represented by Reggie
Bahl at Manhattan Music Ensemble. To learn more about the group
or to be added to their mailing list, kindly visit
or call 212-721-1343.
is the first prize-winner of Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Young Artist Competition, Jefferson Symphony Young Artist
Competition and Juilliard Clarinet Concerto Competition. The latter
culminated in his NYC debut in Alice Tully Hall, performing with the
Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Otto-Werner
Mueller. In addition, Alexey is also the laureate of ICA Young
Artist Competition, Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition (Jack
Smith Award), and Spotlight Competition.
Eastern European performances have
taken Alexey on tour throughout his native Russia as a featured
artist of the “New Names” rising stars series. Performances from
these tours were broadcast on national radio and television media
both in Russia and USA. He has also been heard on several occasions
since 2002 via NPR’s “From the Top.”
A prolific chamber ensemble and
orchestra musician, Alexey has been led under the direction of
Maestros James Conlon, Hugh Wolff, Denis Segond, Ransom Wilson,
James DePreist, and Otto-Werner Mueller. He has appeared as soloist
with New York Solisti, Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra and
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra.
Alexey Gorokholinsky began studying
the piano at age four before switching to clarinet at seven.
Currently working towards earning his Bachelor’s degree from
Juilliard, Alexey is a pupil of world renowned clarinetist, Charles
was born in Tokyo and began private piano lessons at the young age
of five. Because of her unique ability, she was soon accepted to
study at the Children’s Toho Music School (Japan) and gave her first
solo recital at the age of eleven as she was asked by government
officials to perform at the Japanese Embassy. She pursued her early
music education at the United World College of South East Asia
Recently, Tomoko participated in the
International Keyboard Institute & Festival (NYC) and the Early
Music Festival (Belgium). She is the official accompanist for the
Irving Berlin Girls Scout Chorus and teaches at Musipire Music
Education Center and the Bronx School of Music (NYC). In 2005 Tomoko
joined the faculty of the Piano School of NYC. Her international
engagements include appearances in Singapore, Japan, Belgium and the
Tomoko has received her Bachelor of
Music in Harpsichord Performance at The Juilliard School under the
tutelage of Dr. Lionel Party. She is presently getting her Masters
Degree Juilliard in the Collaborative Piano Department, under the
tutelage of Margo Garrett.
Thomas received her Master's and Bachelor's of Music from the
accelerated program of “The Juilliard School” under the tutelage of
Robert Langevin, principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic. She
was awarded the New Horizon and American Academy of Conductors
Fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival and School for three summers
studying with Nadine Asin. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Thomas
attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, spending her
summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp or Boston University's
Highlights of Emily's past and
present seasons include performances at Carnegie Hall (NYC) with the
Juilliard Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of New York,
the Kennedy Center Theatre (DC), Lorin Maazel's private concert Hall
in Castleton (VA), the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (AL), and
collaborations with Joshua Bell and Christian Tetzlaff at the Aspen
Music Festival (CO). Emily traveled to Turkey during the summer of
2008, becoming an important proponent of friendship and peace
between the United States and the Middle East. She has appeared as a
soloist on national television three times for the September 11th
memorial ceremony (2007-09) and began an acting career in television
and film appearing on productions such as "All My Children", "As the
World Turns", "Rescue Me", and "The Good Guy".