Special Projects

Trio Céleste regularly leads and participates in special projects outside of their regular performing and teaching schedule. Below are several examples of these projects in which the Trio is currently involved. For additional information, or to contact us about a residency project, please visit our contact page.
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Trio Céleste is thrilled to be partnering up with Grammy award-winning recording engineer Jesse Lewis, Soka Performing Arts Center, and PARMA Recordings for their highly anticipated debut album. The Trio recorded in the Summer of 2015. For more information about the album release, please visit our contact page and ask to be added to our mailing list.
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The relationship between Trio Céleste and the University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts began in 2012 and continues to flourish and evolve. The Trio regularly performs recitals, coaches student chamber music groups, presents master classes, works with the UCI Symphony Orchestra, participates in various outreach and donor events, and presents large-scale projects including the complete Piano Trios of Beethoven and multiple performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto.
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Beethoven represents some of the most significant contributions to music, art, and humanity. Presenting his complete trio cycle not only pays homage to one of the greatest composers who ever lived, but offers audiences a more complete picture of Beethoven’s immense range of style and emotion. In addition to well-known masterpieces such as the Archduke and Ghost Trios, the cycle provides the opportunity to highlight some of Beethoven’s lesser-known (but equally incredible) works.
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Chamber Music | OC, while still a young organization, has quickly become one of the most important and innovative arts initiatives in the country. Trio Céleste is the permanent Ensemble-in-Residence at Chamber Music | OC, regularly performing and presenting educational projects in various configurations with each other, distinguished guest artists, and CMOC Young Artists. The members of Trio Céleste are all Directors of Chamber Music | OC, along with violist Michelle Gasworth.
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Under the mentorship of conductor, violist, and Schoenberg scholar Henk Guittart, the Trio will be presenting a program centered around masterpieces from the Second Viennese School. Considered to be one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Arnold Schoenberg and his contemporaries expanded the boundaries of classical music and inspired audiences to react to performances in new ways. Trio Céleste will be presenting this program in partnership with the Schoenberg family in Los Angeles.
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Offers aspiring young instrumentalists one of the most unique and rewarding musical experiences available in Southern California. Under the direction of Trio Céleste, this week-long intensive features daily coaching sessions, specialized professional seminars focusing on topics such as instrument care, rehearsal technique, performance enhancement, using music for positive change, eurhythmics and ear training, and much more. For registration information, visit http://outreach.arts.uci.edu/summer-academies-music
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From a pool of over 400 applicants, the Directors of Chamber Music | OC, including Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste, were awarded a 4-week residency at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. In August 2014, CMOC Directors and Trio Céleste members Iryna Krechkovsky, Ross Gasworth, and Kevin Kwan Loucks, along with violist and CMOC Director of Community Outreach Michelle Gasworth, presented numerous performances and educational outreach projects throughout the Grand Canyon.
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Trio Céleste was hosted by Bakersfield College for a short-term residency in April 2014. The residency included an afternoon composition workshop, and an evening recital. The Trio worked with composition students from the BC Performing Arts Department on writing for Piano Trio and for the individual instruments that make up a Piano Trio.
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CSU Bakersfield will host Trio Céleste for a multi-day residency, during which the Trio will present recitals, master classes, and participate in composer forums in collaboration with the CSU Bakersfield Music Department. A highlight will be the world premier of a piece written for Trio Céleste by Music Department faculty Jim Scully.