NH Klaviertrio to Perform at Plymouth State University

NH Klaviertrio will play piano trios by Dmitri Shostakovich, Robert Schumann, and Rick Sowash.

The NH Klaviertrio will perform piano trios by Dmitri Shostakovich, Robert Schumann, and Rick Sowash at Plymouth State University (PSU) on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The piano trio is comprised of Bożena O’Brien on violin, Gary Hodges on cello and Carleen Graff on piano. They will be playing each composer’s second trio.

Bożena O’Brien was trained at Tanglewood, Boston University and was coached by Marylou Speaker Churchill of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She holds a certificate for Suzuki pedagogy, Suzuki Book 1, and is in her 28th year of teaching at Concord Community Music School, where she is string department chair. O’Brien has also taught at St. Paul’s school for 20 years, String Class at PSU,  Holderness Preparatory School and Kimball Union Academy.

Gary Hodges earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UNH. In addition to the cello, Gary also plays the viola da gamba. He is involved with string music education, teaching violin, viola, cello and chamber music. He has taught strings at the Pine Hill Waldorf School and directs the Philips Exeter Summer School Orchestra.

Carleen Graff is a distinguished professor at PSU where she teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy. Dr. Graff is the founder of the Contemporary Piano Festival, and the Piano Monster Festival camp, held on the PSU campus. A frequent adjudicator for competitions and evaluations throughout the United States and Canada, she has performed solo and chamber recitals in New England, the Mid-West and Germany, and her students have received numerous awards for their performances and studies.

The NH Klaviertrio will perform at 4pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Smith Recital Hall in the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University, which is located at 114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 603-535-2787 or online at https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/music-theatre-dance/nh-klaviertrio/.

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