The Adagio Trio was founded in 1985 by Kathryn Daniels, Michael Daniels, and Linda Grieser, when the Daniels were studying for their master's degrees at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
They performed regularly for concerts, recitals, religious services, weddings, and receptions. In 1990, Michael took the position of principal cellist with the Virginia Symphony, and the Daniels moved to Norfolk, Virginia. Michael continues to perform in the Virginia Symphony, while Kathryn teaches private flute lessons and freelances in the Hampton Roads area. Linda has remained in Cincinnati as a freelance musician. The trio continues to perform together traveling between the Virginia and Cincinnati areas. Since 1997 they have recorded five CDs. “Stillpoint”, “Sanctuary”, and “Evensong” are collections of classical, folk, Irish, Jewish & Christian music. “Winter Gift” is a collection of non-secular Christmas music. In 2008 they released “Celtic Heart”, a recording of their arrangements of Irish, Welsh, and Scottish music. Their crossover style is best known for its meditative and relaxing atmosphere, having been used by therapists, hospitals, and yoga classes across the United States. The Adagio Trio's music is heard often on public radio stations throughout the country.