Arkady Fomin - Violin
Peter Steffens - Cello
David Korevaar - Piano

PROGRAM: Felix Mendelssohn Trio in C minor, Op. 66 Josef Suk Elegy Maurice Ravel Trio for violin, cello and piano

The Clavier Trio was born after a spontaneous chamber music session at the 1997 Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado. The Trio has since performed in the inaugural Dallas Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series and to critical acclaim at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, returning to New York City with two performances in the 2007-08 season as well the celebrated BARGEMUSIC conert series. The trio is presently Ensemble-in-Residence at The University of Texas at Dallas, and in the upcoming concert season will present a World Premiere in New York and Dallas of a work written for them by the distinguished American composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez. Clavier Trio has recorded several CD's and has been featured on radio broadcasts in the USA and worldwide. During the summer months the ensemble performs at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango where its members teach and conduct master classes. For more information, please visit:

ABOUT THE ARTISTS Violinist Arkady Fomin was born in Riga, Latvia, where he received his musical training at the Latvian State Conservatory with the legendary Latvian pedagogue, Voldemar Sturestep. A founder of Clavier Trio, Mr. Fomin has collaborated in performances with Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Borok, Shlomo Mintz, Atar Arad, David Korevaar, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Andrew Litton and the late Steven De Groote. A member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Fomin is also Professor and Artist-in-Residence at The University of Texas at Dallas, Artistic Director of the New Conservatory of Dallas, and Artistic Director of Conservatory Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado. Mr. Fomin is recipient of the Cowlishaw Artist-in-Residence Award for artistic achievement and contributions to the City of Dallas.

Peter Steffens, Cello, is in his sixth season with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He has held the position of Principal Cello at both the New World (Miami) and Charleston, South Carolina Symphonies, and was a frequent soloist and chamber music performer at both locations. Mr. Steffens graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he studied with Gabor Rejto, Lowell Creitz and Parry Karp. Along with his DSO season schedule, Mr. Steffens is also a resident chamber musician at the Garth Newel Summer Music Festival in Virginia.

David Korevaar is Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado. In addition to his activities with Clavier Trio, he is a member of the Boulder Piano Quartet. Mr. Korevaar performs as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, and teaches and performs in Japan annually. He began piano studies at age six , and at age 13 became a student of American virtuoso Earl Wild. By 20, he had earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School, where he continued piano studies with Earl Wild and composition with David Diamond. For a number of years, he worked with the French pianist Paul Doguereau. Mr. Korevaar completed his doctorate at Juilliard under Abbey Simon and received the Richard French award for his dissertation on Ravel's Miroirs.