By Jacob Stockinger
This Saturday, July 21, the Madison-based Kat Trio will perform in concert at First Unitarian Society of Madison (below), 900 University Bay Drive.
The eclectic program features music by Milhaud, Dvorak, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Smetana, Franz Krommer, Shostakovich, Alberto Ginastera, Peter Schickele (aka PDQ Bach), Jerome Kern, Scott Joplin among others.
The concert is in Frank Lloyd Wright‘s historic building, in the Landmark Auditorium. It begins at 7:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken.
The violin-clarinet-piano ensemble from Ekaterinburg, Russia was formed in 1998 in Ekaterinburg by three friends—Victoria Gorbich (violin), Vladislav Gorbich (clarinet) and Vasil Galiulin (piano)— who had just graduated from the Ural State Music Conservatory.
Today’s “Kat Trio” (bekow) is mad up of Victoria, Vladislav and Julie Page, touring as artists-in-residence with Wisconsin Public Radio and the Chazen Museum of Art. Vikki and Vlad are doctoral graduates of Arizona State University.
The newest member of the trio, pianist Julie Page, graduated in May with a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Vikki, Vlad and Julie are on the road presenting the trio’s unique Russian arrangements and transpositions of timeless melodies. The Trio’s concerts feature classical works, well-known inspirational songs, and even American pop standards, including Scott Joplin’s rags.
“Joyful” is the word that audiences often use to describe the Ekaterinburg Classical Trio’s presentation of classical, inspirational and pop standards.
The Kat Trio loves performing live and has played more than 500 concerts in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, Phoenix, Tucson, Dallas, St. Louis, Little Rock, Shreveport, Branson, Denver, Lincoln, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Madison, and numerous small communities, impressing audiences with their exceptional arrangements, artistic interpretations, and captivating technique.
When not found in concert venues, college or high school auditoriums, or in classrooms doing Master Classes, the Trio is performing for Sunday services or presenting concerts in churches.
The Ekaterinburg Trio’s website, www.thekattrio.net, features a “Music” page where fans can hear music files of all the songs they’ve recorded on 9 CD’s. The YouTube link on their home page allows fans to view dozens of videos of individual song performances.
For more information on the Ekaterinburg Classical Trio, to hear samples of their music, and watch Kat Trio videos, visit their website: http://www.thekattrio.net