Press Kit


Bayla Keyes || Rhonda Rider || Lois Shapiro



Over the past decade-plus, this Boston-based group has reached many listeners and garnered much acclaim; here is a sampling of what reviewers have said about them. For additional quotes and reviews, please feel free to contact the Trio’s manager.

“This listener has heard many trios, some with famous people in them, some celebrated as ensembles, but never anything to surpass the Triple Helix.”

The Boston Globe (full review)

“Triple Helix is clearly something special. [The players] have a splendid musical chemistry…with virtually perfect dynamic balance, a firm collective sense of rhythm, and fervor and authority when needed.”

—Los Angeles Times

“Besides superb intonation and balance, Triple Helix’s tempos were flawless. They managed a lively brilliance, but always within the context of lyrical warmth…[this] Trio is likely the most important new American chamber group to appear since the emergence of the Emerson Quartet on the international scene.”

—San Francisco Classical Voice (full review)

“The performances were sophisticated in musical detail, interactive on every level, uninhibited in emotion, and…touched by a special grace.”

—The Boston Globe (full review)

“One of the greatest gifts that Triple Helix offers all of us is a breathtaking, visceral realization that the great pieces, in all their startling complexity of design, are built with materials taken directly from our own lives.”

— WGBH Radio

“[T]his superb piano trio…combines scholarship, experience, and improvisatory abandon in equal measure…”

—The Boston Globe (full review)

“Violinist Bayla Keyes, cellist Rhonda Rider, and pianist Lois Shapiro are the separate but intertwining threads of Triple Helix, and they proved to be as life-affirming and dynamic as their name implies.”

—Classical Voice of North Carolina

“Triple Helix dazzled with superb musicianship, refined virtuosity and remarkable collaborative skills.”

—Deseret News [UT] (full review)

“Triple Helix’s Beethoven trio cycle…has already become the stuff of legend. This is surely now one of the leading piano trios of our time.”

—The Boston Phoenix

“Triple Helix was dazzling…it was a performance of virtuosic elegance.”

—Albany Times Union

“The trio was a revelation. Each member is a seasoned artist. Their sensitive interaction stresses the most minute emotional and technical nuances in their readings.”

—The Berkshire Eagle (full review)

“…success as a trio [is] by no means inevitable. It’s a question of intelligence, instinct, chops, ear, experience, and willingness; these three women, each a very strong and distinctive personality, have them all and keep them dancing.”

—The Boston Globe (full review)