Neave Trio pianist and Collaborative Piano faculty member Eri Nakamura is driven by music’s power to inspire and to connect people with one another. In her performances with Neave, Eri and her trio members combine interdisciplinary art forms with their music to produce surprising and engaging concert experiences.

Our goal in Neave Trio is to break the mold of classical music conventions in order to widen the scope of classical music and welcome music and musicians from different backgrounds. As part of Longy’s intimate, supportive, and diverse community, we’re able to give students our undivided attention—helping them discover and explore the impact their music can have on society.

To me, music is about healing and transformation. People want to be connected to one another—and music can offer that connection without language, without words. Students deserve support and empathy, not competition. That’s part of what makes Longy a great place to grow as a person and a musician, as we help students realize their potential to change the world.

Keyboard Studies at Longy
Eri Nakamura