Zodiac Trio to Perform at WSC, Feb. 6 & 7
Jan. 23, 2012 -- The Western State College of Colorado (WSC) Music Department will begin the spring 2012 concert series with two performances by the clarinet-violin-piano ensemble, Zodiac Trio.
The Zodiac Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in the Quigley Recital Hall. This ensemble will also present a convocation at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Quigley Recital Hall. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
The Zodiac Trio (Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; and Riko Higuma, piano) enjoys an international concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes contemporary with the traditional. Protégé of the renowned Ysaye Quartet at the Paris Conservatory, the Zodiac Trio has performed at such leading venues as the famed Festival Radio France Montpellier, the International Colmar Festival, the Oriental Performing Arts Center in Shanghai, Izumi Hall in Japan, Lincoln Center’s Walter Bruno Auditorium and Tishman Auditorium in New York.
The Zodiac Trio originally formed in 2006 at the Manhattan School of Music under the guidance of David Krakauer and Isodore Cohen of the Beaux Arts Trio. A strong advocate of new music, the ensemble has commissioned new works in order to expand the clarinet-violin-piano trio repertoire, and strives to serve as a platform of exposure for up-and-coming composers. Dedicated to education both on a conservatory level and in public schools, the Zodiac Trio is often called upon to present master classes, clinics and music presentations for young audiences.