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"A bravura performance..."- Lagrange Daily News -
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"Prodigious talent who can
work magic with their brilliant musicianship"
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"....a most appropriate name
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Tomoko Nakayama, Piano

Emily Thomas, Flute

Alexey Gorokholinsky, Clarinet

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Chromatic Fantasy -
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - “La Plus Que Lent” -
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)

- Russian Dance -

Bela Bartok (1881-1945) - Romanian Folk Dances -
Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978) - Trio in three movements

            I.  Andante
           II.  Allegro
          III. Moderato

John Williams (b. 1932) - Theme from “Schindler’s List” -
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) / Luigi Bassi (1833-1871) (arr. Eta3) - “La Sonnambula” Fantasy

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 About the Musicians

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.


Alexey Gorokholinsky 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 Neidich.


Tomoko Nakayama 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 (Singapore).

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 Czech Republic.

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.


Emily 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 Tanglewood Institute.

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".

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