Date(s) - 06/08/2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
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Trio Foss, a fusion of varying personalities, backgrounds, and nationalities, is a new group just entering the music scene. Having only been in existence for one year, the trio has already secured concerts throughout the Bay Area to critical acclaim and completed its first recording project with composer Allan Crossman.
Presented by Sunset Music and Arts
About the Artists
Nina Flyer has toured, recorded and taught throughout Europe, Scandinavia and America. She has been Principal Cellist with the symphonies of Jerusalem, Bergen (Norway) and Iceland, the Women’s Philharmonic, and the Bear Valley Orchestra and has held the post of acting Principal Cellist with the San Diego Symphony. She records frequently for the TV and Motion Picture Industry and is presently Principal Cellist of the Pacific Chamber Symphony. Nina was the cello and chamber music professor and founding member of the acclaimed in-residence piano trio, Trio 180, at the University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, for 20 years. Ms. Flyer has now started another trio, Trio Foss, and noted composer Robert Greenberg has written them a new piece.
Icelandic violinist Hrabba Atladottir studied in Berlin, Germany with professor Axel Gerhardt and professor Tomasz Tomaszewski. After finishing her studies, Hrabba worked as a freelancing violinist in Berlin for five years, regularly playing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Oper, and Deutsche Symphonieorchester. Hrabba also participated in a world tour with the Icelandic pop artist Björk, and a Germany tour with violinist Nigel Kennedy. Joshua Kosman, music critic of San Francisco Chronicle, praised her performance of Vivaldi’s “Spring”, and called her violin playing “delicate but fervent”.
Miles Graber, piano, received his musical training at the Julliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, Hugh Aiken, and Louise Behrend. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He has performed with numerous solo artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Judith LeClair, Martha Aarons, and Lev Polyakin. Mr. Graber performs frequently with violinists, Mariya Borozina and Christina Mok; flutists Gary Woodward, Amy Likar, and Ai Goldsmith; and clarinetist, Tom Rose. He is a member of the chamber groups, Trio Concertino, MusicAeterna, GGR Trio, and Sor Ensemble; as well as the new music group, Sounds New.