Trio Tartufo is flutist Jessica Aura Taskov, oboist Veroslav Taskov, and pianist Inesa Sinkevych.
Audio sample: Daniel Felsenfeld: “From Maldoror” (2003).
Featuring Flute (Jessica Aura Taskov), Oboe (Veroslav Taskov), and Piano (Inesa Sinkevych), Trio Tartufo is dynamic ensemble that dedicates their effort to exploring and performing new music. Began in Boca Raton, FL with performances of French repertoire on small chamber music series around the area, the group has rapidly risen into musical spotlight upon relocating to New York, hometown of flutist Jessica. After several serendipitous events, the trio began playing works of NYC composers in addition to the small standard set of repertoire. It became evident that there are in fact many composers interested in writing for this combination, as the creation of new repertoire for flute and oboe is not only fun but important for the development of fine orchestra playing between the two treble instruments, and for professional as well as student wind players to have more options to create chamber music at a high musical levels like our string playing colleagues. Trio Tartufo is excited to serve in this way.
The name Trio Tartufo came from inspiration from their first programs of heavy French influence. The dessert “tartufo” was in fact, originally a French dessert that was adapted by the Italians, and is sweet, decadent, and quite a treat.
Flutist Jessica Aura Taskov has performed with the Munich Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Di Capo Opera, Southwest Florida Symphony and Ensemble 212 as well as been a soloist with the New Jersey Philharmonic, Purchase Camerata, and Ensemble 212 on multiple occasions performing all of Mozart’s works for flute and Orchestra as well as C.P.E. Bach’s d minor and Bb Major Concertos. Equally capable on piccolo, Jessica will be performing the World Premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld’s Double Piccolo Concerto with former teacher and principal piccolo of the Met Opera, Stephanie Mortimore in 2013.
Oboist Veroslav Taskov won his first job with the Bulgarian National Opera at the young age of 22. After moving to the United States he has performed with American Ballet Theater, Chelsea Opera, Munich Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, and has recently won a principal oboe of the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra.