240 strings

A piano trio, which consists of a piano, a violin and a cello, uses 240 strings to make music.


240 strings works to build community and life skills for Portland, Maine youth by providing SUBSIDIZED music lessons, chamber music workshops, and affordable concerts.




...Among them was the Portland Piano Trio, which made its debut earlier this season and is already among the city’s must-hear groups.
— Allan Kozinn
The Portland Piano Trio unquestionably has the goods.
— Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald
...a performance that had everything: energy, understanding, technique, insight, great beauty, humor, impressive ensemble and shared musical values—all in service of a fascinating and varied program.
— Bill Wieting, chairman, Portsmouth Athenaeum Performance Committee

The Portland Piano Trio is the resident trio of 240 Strings.  The members of the PPT strive to perform classical music concerts for everyone, regardless of resources.

The Portland Piano Trio has had remarkable success in a very short time. Noted for "...sounding like a group that has played together for 10 years," the Trio has appeared on numerous chamber music series throughout New England, including Back Bay Contemporary Music Festival, First Fridays at First Parish, and Portsmouth Atheneum, among others. They were selected to be 2017 residents at the prestigious Avaloch Music Institute. The members of the Portland Piano Trio love sharing their passion for chamber music through teaching and coaching young chamber groups.

...enlivening tautness, flair and precision...
— Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald
As for the rest of the program, I was particularly impressed by the work of the Portland Piano Trio... They played four difficult works, in a variety of styles, with both spirit and understanding, an unusual combination.
— Christopher Hyde, Maine Classical Beat

email: annette@240strings.org

phone: 207-221-2613

P.O. Box 10193

Portland, ME 04101