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School of Arts & Humanities

News contact: Sadie Prater, UTD, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]  

The Clavier Trio To Return in Concert
Nov. 9 As Part of UTD Classical Series

RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 23, 2003) - The much-acclaimed Clavier Trio, which has had a mutually rewarding academic and artistic partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for the past three years, will perform in concert as part of UTD’s popular Classical Series Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Conference Center on campus.

The Clavier Trio features violinist and UTD faculty member Arkady Fomin, a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the New Conservatory of Dallas, cellist Peter Steffens, also of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and pianist David Korevaar, a member of the Prometheus Piano Quartet and professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The chamber music program will feature a work by American composer Lowell Liebermann, Trio Op. 32; music by Beethoven, Trio Op. 70 No. 1, nicknamed "Ghost"; and Felix Mendelssohn's Trio Op. 66 in C minor.

“We are very excited to have Arkady Fomin and the Clavier Trio in residence at the University of Texas at Dallas as a part of our on-going commitment to excellence in both our performing arts season and our instructional program in the arts,” said Kathryn Evans, associate dean of UTD’s School of Arts and Humanities. “Mr. Fomin has been a critical part of the growth of the instrumental program at UTD. In addition to conducting the UTD Camerata, he will also sponsor two concerts of young artists this spring from the Conservatory. It is inspirational to watch these talented young people attend concerts here and also perform themselves."

In addition to appearing in the concert on Nov. 9, Fomin will perform again at UTD next March in Mostly Duos with Barbara Theim, cello, and David Korevaar, piano, in a concert of the music of Chopin, Kodaly, Martinu and Brahms. That concert will be at 8 p.m. on March 1 in the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). The Clavier Trio will perform again at UTD on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the UTD Conference Center in a program titled “Russian Passion” featuring Shostakovich's Trio Op. 67 in E minor and Tchaikovsky's Trio Op. 50 in A minor.

Fomin has been instrumental in bringing fresh talent from the Metroplex to the community’s attention though his New Conservatory of Dallas, which will host two concerts next spring in the UTD Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). Violinist Chloe Trevor will perform on March 21 at 3 p.m., and Next Generation, a showcase of the Conservatory’s best young musicians, will be presented on April 18 at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Clavier Trio concert are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, and free at the door to UTD students with a valid identification. Ticket office hours fro advance purchase are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2982.

The Clavier Trio


Arkady Fomin

Arkady Fomin, violinist, was born in Riga, Latvia, and received his musical training at the Latvian State Conservatory with Voldemar Sturestep. As a chamber musician and soloist, Fomin has collaborated with Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Borok, Schlomo Mintz, Atar Arad, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the late Stephen DeGroot, among others. His concert schedule has taken him to Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Austria, Japan and throughout the United States including Carnegie Hall in New York. In addition to his duties as a violinist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fomin is founder and artistic director of the New Conservatory of Dallas and artistic director of the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado. In 2002, Mr. Fomin began his affiliation as Artist in Residency at Colorado State University. His association with The University of Texas at Dallas has been long and distinguished. In 1980, he was honored as recipient of the Cowlishaw Artist-in-Residence Award at The University of Texas at Dallas for artistic achievement and contributions to the City of Dallas. Fomin is a member of the faculty at UTD and performs on an 1860 JB Vuillaume violin.

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls about 13,700 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.

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