This is an all Russian program of Romantic style music composed between 1878-1932.
The music is written for violin & piano, and for clarinet, violin, & piano. Khachaturian is a recently formed trio created for the primary purpose of bringing you this performance. Enjoy!
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Souvenir de lieu cher Op. 42
Sergei Prokofiev Five Melodies Op. 35bis
2. Lento, ma non troppo
3. Animato, ma non allegro
4. Andantino, un poco scherzando
5. Andante non troppo
Ottokar Novacek Perpetuum Mobile Op. 5 No.4
Aram Khachaturian Trio for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano in G minor
Erika Devins Biography
Erika Devins began formal study at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA with Dr. Angela Morgan. Erika studied music education at ASU for three years prior to the birth of her beautiful baby boy, Brenden, in 2005 before returning to Colorado Springs. Erika would return to music school in 2007 at Colorado State University-Pueblo. There, she studied music performance under world-renowned violinist Karine Garibova of the Veronika String Quartet, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance in May 2010. Erika soon began graduate studies at the University of Nevada-Reno where she earned her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Orchestral Career Studies in 2014 under the amazing violinist and teacher Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio. Erika has performed across the U.S. as a member of the ASU Diva String Quartet, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, CSU String Quartet, Trio Basso, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Trio Mixed Nuts, Mariachi Serna-Flores, and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. She also served as Concertmaster of the Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Visit: https://stringsthingsbyerikadevins.com/ for more information on Erika Devins.
Jay Norman Biography
JAY NORMAN, native of Atlanta, has lived in Colorado Springs for thirty-seven years and played with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs for eighteen years. He is beginning his ninth year as co-principal clarinet with the Pueblo Symphony and his sixth year with the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony in Colorado Springs. He has performed with the Underground Clarinet Quartet, the Ute Pass Chamber Players, the American Music Society, the Bennington Chamber Music Conference in Bennington, Vermont, and various other groups in Colorado Springs. He is also a founding member of the Scirocco Woodwind Trio, a Colorado Springs performing group. Jay has a studio at Graner Music, where he teaches about a dozen students. His current teacher is Sergei Vassiliev, Principal Clarinet with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Visit: https://www.granermusic.com/woodwinds-instrument-lessons for more information on Jay Norman
Abe Minzer Biography
Pianist Abe Minzer earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory, a doctorate in music at West Virginia University, and has taught at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. He plays concerts throughout the US, and has appeared as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Abe Minzer teaches piano, music history and music theory at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Also, Dr. Minzer is on the faculty at Pikes Peak Community College where he heads the Piano Department, teaches Private Piano, Group Piano, Music Theory, and serves as staff pianist/accompanist. Dr. Abe Minzer often performs works of living composers, including world premieres of compositions by Sylvia Hazlerig, Jorge Cardoso, Jim Bosse and Ofer Ben-Amots. For information on Abe’s concert series, please