The "K" Trio
The "K" Trio (Mary Kasprzyk Tokarski, Julie Kasprzyk Cardona and Walter Kasprzyk) performed nationwide in competitions and concerts as youngsters. As young adults, life moved them to different areas of the United States! After 25 years apart, they all relocated to Connecticut again, and soon after began performing as The "K" Trio
Julie represented the United States in the Coupe Mondiale in Holland (1967), England (1968) and New York City (1969). Mary also represented the United States in the Coupe Mondiale in Belgium (1971) and France (1973). Walter captured the Connecticut State Championship Title in 1966, 1967 and 1968, and went on to be a contender for the United States Championship many times thereafter.
As a duet team, Mary and Julie held the duet championship in the United States for over 12 years without being defeated.
As soloists, as a duet team, and as a trio, they have performed both classical and contemporary music in concert and performances all over the United States and have cumulatively earned over 450 trophies and awards during their years in competition.
Mary owns and operates the Tokarski Music Center in North Haven, Julie resides in Southington, and Walter in Shelton, all in Connecticut.
"...Imagine three world-class musicians with the technical precision of the Juilliard String Quartet and the universal appeal of the Boston Pops...The "K" Trio combines their experience and charm with these fine qualities to deliver
accordion music like you've never heard it before!" — Kevin Friedrich - President, Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA)