RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 13, 2006) — University of Texas at Dallas’ Chamber Ensemble in Residence, the Clavier Trio, will begin its 10th season with Mozart on my Mind at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the UT Dallas Jonsson Performance Hall.
The Clavier Trio comprises faculty member Arkady Fomin, a distinguished violinist in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; pianist David Korevaar, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and cellist Jesus Castro-Balbi, a professor at Texas Christian University. The Clavier Trio appears in concerts and radio broadcasts internationally and has produced numerous CDs.
Fomin has collaborated with Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Borok, Schlomo Mintz and Andrew Litton and has performed as violinist/conductor in Russia, Latvia, Europe, Japan and throughout the United States. He is artistic director of the New Conservatory of Dallas and the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colo. He also is guest professor and artist-in-residence at Colorado State University. Fomin was awarded the Cowlishaw Artist-in-Residence Award for artistic achievement and contributions to the city of Dallas.
Korevaar began music training at 6. He has performed with the Takacs, Manhattan, Lark, Colorado, Chester and Shanghai quartets and presented recitals in the United States, Australia, Japan, Korea and Europe. Korevaar has been commissioned to perform and premiered works by George Rochberg, Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Stephen Jaffe, Scott Eyerly, Libby Larson and Lowell Liebermann.
Castro-Balbi performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Recent highlights include engagements with the Symphony Orchestras of Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Cannes (France), Aarhus (Denmark), Xalapa, Aguascalientes (Mexico), the National Symphony in Lima (Peru), the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Texas Christian University Symphony. His performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally on television, radio and the Internet.
The UT Dallas concert will feature Aaron Copland’s Vitebsk, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Trio in C Major (KV548) and Felix Mendelssohn’s Trio in d minor, Opus 49.
Copland has been called “the dean of American composers.” His Vitebsk,subtitled Study on Jewish Themes, is his interpretation of life in the Jewish ghetto in Vitebsk. Fomin calls the work “desperate and dancing.”
Franz Josef Haydn once told Leopold Mozart that his son was “the greatest composer known to me either in person or by name. He has taste and, what is more, the most profound knowledge of composition.”
Composer and critic Robert Schumann, who attended the premiere of Mendlessohn’s Trio in d minor, Opus 49, called the work “the master trio of today … a wholly fine composition that, when years have passed away, will delight grandchildren.”
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