LiveKicks Extra – Trio 86

A Chamber Music Concert

with Montreal’s TRIO ’86

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 – 7:30pm

House (TBA) Concert

Only 50 seats – all adult tickets $15; students $5.
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Krista Martynes, Clarinet
Jennifer Thiessen, Viola
Marc Wieser, Piano

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A wild wind from the west brought these three prairie-born musicians together in Montreal for their first concert in 2009. With personalities as distinct and complimentary as the timbres and textures of their instruments, they have developed an innovative ensemble shaped by their dedication to classical interpretation and contemporary exploration. TRIO ’86 brings integrity and vitality to their performances of both classical and contemporary music. Committed to breathing new life into the historical repertoire as well as commissioning and performing new works, their repertoire spans the entire history of music for clarinet, viola and piano – from Mozart to Kurtag.  TRIO ’86 embraces an exploratory spirit, interpreting classical and new music with a fresh perspective and forging bold new paths in performance.

Marc Wieser
Winnipeg-born pianist Marc Wieser makes his home in Montreal, where he is currently working towards a PhD at McGill University.  An enthusiastic chamber musician, Marc has given collaborative performances throughout Canada, the USA and France, most recently collaborating with his sister, soprano Ellen Wieser, presenting vocal recitals in Canada and the USA. As a member of Trio ’86 Marc has participated in commissioning new works and given performances across Canada.  Marc has studied and performed at some of the most highly respected institutions including Meadowmount School of Music, The Bowdoin International Chamber Music Festival and the Paris International Piano Sessions.

Jennifer Thiessen
Violist Jennifer Thiessen contributes her rich sound and sensitive musicianship to a wide variety of musical offerings. In 2010, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Jennifer commissioned and premiered Defòra fai sinhes lo firmament by Isaiah Ceccarelli for solo viola and 9 voices. She is a founding member of TRIO ’86, and has worked closely with composers Alexandra Fol, Brian Harman, Matthew Ricketts, Jerry Semchyshyn, Nicole Lizée and Scott Godin on the premieres of new chamber music.  Originally from Manitoba, Jennifer settled in Montreal in 2003. She studied at the University of Ottawa with David Stewart and at l’Université de Montréal under the direction of Jutta Puchhammer.

Krista Martynes
Krista Martynes studied in Colorado, and continued in Europe with the “Unanimous” First Prize from the National Conservatory of Paris, in France, and the Accademia Perosi in Italy, and Masters in Musicology at the Paris VIII University. She has undertaken doctoral studies at the University of Montreal specializing in mixed media with live video and electronic possibilities and digital effects.  As a classical musician, Krista toured in toured France, Germany, Mexico, Ukraine, and China. As a contemporary musician she was featured as a soloist at the Festival Acanthes in 2005 – 2006, Ircam Centre, Maison de la Musique in Nanterre and Theatre de Nantes in France.

The ensemble will choose from the following pieces:
W.A. Mozart – “Kegelstatt” trio, K 498 in E flat
Max Bruch – Eight Pieces, Opus 83 (nos. 1,2,6,8)
Jean Francaix – Trio (excerpts)
György Kurtág – Hommage à Robert Schumann
Jerry Semchyshyn – Skin Divers, 2010 (Canadian Composer)

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