We hope this email finds you well. It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us!
Please forgive us for the long silence, we have not forgotten about you! This Autumn marks some major career transitions for two of the trio members. Ming and Eli have both started working at new jobs.
Ming joined the Michigan State University College of Music faculty as an associate professor and has been busy getting acclimated with the new job. In early October, he was joined by his clarinet colleague Guy Yehuda as well as two distinguished guest clarinetists, Jonathan Gunn and Julia Heinen, during the second annual MSU clarinet extravaganza. On October 26, he performed a successful debut recital at MSU.
Eli has been enjoying teaching cello and chamber music and collaborating with new friends and colleagues at the University of Missouri School of Music. She is excited to have joined the Esterhazy Quartet at MU and recently had a wonderful week-long quartet residency in Boston working with the excellent composition faculty and students at the Berklee College of Music.
Our pianist Ilya has played recitals on Canada's West Coast and Philadelphia, performed with the newly founded Trio de Montrèal in both Canada and the US, and gave a performance of the 2nd book of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier on four different historical and modern keyboards at Cornell University's Westfield Center. He also gave masterclasses at Cornell and at University of Victoria.
Our recording project is getting closer to the finishing line. we just submitted our editing notes and look forward to getting the third edit from our producer. This promises to be the final edit and we will soon have the recording mastered.
Finally, we are very excited for our Tennessee debut! On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Trio Séléné will be performing a concert presented by the Clarksville Community Concert Series at the Mabry Concert Hall. This concert will feature works by Fauré, Zemlinsky, and the all time favorite Brahms Trio, op. 115. We will make a radio appearance on WPLN's Live from Studio C earlier on the same day, and will also be visiting MTSU in Murfreesboro on March 2, 2017.
That's all the news so far. We wish you a wonderful holiday season. May the holidays bring you good health, your days be filled with laughter and love!