The Blaha Campbell Golani Trio
In celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary, GAMI/Simonds, in collaboration with MGAM Inc. present:
The Blaha Campbell Golani Trio - three exceptional Canadian soloists coming together for a limited time in November 2017.
The program will feature works by Mozart, Bruch, Schumann, Francaix, and a new Canadian work.
Bernadene Blaha has been heralded in performances throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Highlights of this season include return engagements at the Piatigorsky Cello Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Series as well as performances in Canada, France and Italy. Also in demand as a teacher, adjudicator and clinician, Blaha received the National Arts Foundationís Outstanding Teacher Recognition Award. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Blaha is an Associate Professor and member of the Keyboard Faculty at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.
James Campbell has followed his muse to five television specials, more than 40 recordings, over 30 works commissioned, a Juno Award, Canadaís Artist of the Year, the Queenís Golden Jubilee Medal and Canadaís highest honor, the Order of Canada. Campbell has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 30 countries with string quartets, orchestras and luminaries like the Boston Pops, London Symphony, the Guarneri, Allegri and St Lawrence Quartets, Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland. Campbell is been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound and is Professor of Music at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University.
Rivka Golani is recognized as one of the great violists and musicians of modern times. Golani has performed as soloist with many of the worldís most prominent orchestras: the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and many others. Rivka has been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and was presented with the Medal Pro Artibus by the Artijus Foundation for her contribution to the world of Hungarian contemporary music. Golani is professor of viola at Trinity College of Music in London.
Campbell met the quartet on its own high-energy, lushly romantic ground in the Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115. His mellow, penetrating sound meshed elegantly with the strings.
– Chicago Sun Times, on performing with the Colorado String Quartet