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Shaffer-Garibova-Kluksdahl Piano Trio

2018 march posterFriday, March 16, 2018 @ 7 PM at TLUMC 

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201802221737nd162 8835094425085 joined picturesViolinist Karine Garibova was born and raised in Moscow and started playing violin at the age six studying with Irina Svetlova, Yelena Mazor and Khalida Akhtyamova. Ms. Garibova earned a DMA in String Quartet performance from the Gnesins’ Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, Russia. Ms. Garibova is a founding member of the Veronika String Quartet, which launched itself onto the international arena early, taking top prizes at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and Shostakovich International String Quartet Competition among others. Since then, this foursome has appeared in important halls in Moscow, London, Madrid, Jerusalem, New York and Chicago.  Noteworthy collaborations have included those with members of the Amadeus, American and Fine Arts quartets, and with guest artists Ruth Laredo, Richard Stolzman, and Lawrence Leighton Smith.

Performances of the complete canon of the quartet repertory, coupled with its devotion to the modernist idiom, have resulted in a discography of nine recordings on Carlton Classics and Vienna Modern Masters, featuring an impressive array of works ranging from W.A. Mozart to Augusta Read Thomas. The Veronika String Quartet has held artistic posts at Colorado State University - Pueblo and at Ohio’s Lancaster Music Festival, where it currently performs as quartet-in-residence.  Since 2000 Ms. Garibova has also been playing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, where she became Associate Principal Second Violin in 2004. She teaches privately in Colorado Springs and coaches the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. Ms. Garibova is also enjoying collaborating in chamber music performances with musicians from Colorado Springs, CO to Moscow, Russia.


201802221737nd156 9231464357274 mary beth shaffer picMary Beth Barteau Shaffer has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and collaborative musician with numerous artists, including violinists Leopold LaFosse and Robert McDuffie, the Wendt-King cello duo and as duo pianist with Carole Lesniak Thomas. Her Colorado collaborations include recitals with faculty from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music and Colorado College, and with members of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Shaffer has served on the faculties of Grinnell College, The University of Iowa, Northwestern College, the University of St. Thomas, the University of Denver Lamont Summer Academy and Piano Preparatory Program, Rocky Ridge Music Center, and Pikes Peak Community College. She helped found the Lamont Summer Academy in 2007, and recently retired as director of the program.

Her piano studio has produced many prize-winners in competitions, including the MTNA Auditions, the MMTA Young Artist Auditions, the CSMTA Auditions, the CSU-Pueblo Piano Festival, the Schubert Club Auditions and the Thursday Musical Auditions. Her students have performed with the Des Moines Symphony, the Fort Dodge Symphony, the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, the Rocky Ridge Chamber Orchestra, and on “From the Top.”

Ms. Shaffer is also an experienced adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States. Her articles on piano technique have been published in Keyboard Companion magazine. She has held several state and local offices in both the Music Teachers National Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs in Colorado, Minnesota, and Iowa, and is currently the president of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association. In 1994, she was awarded the Master Teacher Certificate by the Music Teachers National Association.


201802221737nd161 4631539903560 kluksdahl scottScott Kluksdahl made his debut with The San Francisco Symphony, and has been heard as chamber musician, recitalist and soloist in the United States, Europe, Israel and Latin America. His particular interest in modern music has led to significant affiliations with Robert Helps, Richard Wernick, Richard Brodhead, David Del Tredici and Augusta Read Thomas. Scott performed the 2010 premiere of Philip Lasser’s Vocalise for Cello and Orchestra with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, and he is very excited by the 2011 release of his latest CD “Shelter” on the Pierian label with the rising star soprano Mela Dailey in works by C-20/C-21 composers Andre Previn, John Tavener, Robert Honstein, Jake Heggie and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Scott was a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and he performed and recorded for twenty years as its cellist. He has recorded on CRI, Albany, Triton and Centaur labels. He has well-established musical partnerships with pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, violist Carol Rodland, and with soprano Mela Dailey. He is founder of the Robert Helps Festival of Contemporary Music, artistic director since its inception in 2005.

He has recently joined the award-winning Veronika String Quartet. Scott has received Tanglewood’s Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard. He teaches cello at University of South Florida, and he tutors science/math/reading for fifth-grade students in Florida’s Hillsborough County Public School System. Inspired by the Rochester-based initiative, Scott serves as Tampa’s artistic director for the recently established food-for-music outreach concert series “If Music Be The Food…” at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. His commitment to teaching prompted the renowned cellist Zara Nelsova to remark, “It is rare to find a cellist who is equally at home as a concert artist as well as a great pedagogue. In my opinion Scott Kluksdahl has one of the great talents of his generation.”




Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV/25.......................................J. Haydn (1732-1809)


Poco adagio, cantabile

Rondo a l’Ongarese: Presto


Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8..................................................J. Brahms (1833-1897)

Allegro con brio

Allegro molto





Piano Trio No. 1, in B-flat Major, Op. 99...............................F. Schubert (1797-1828)


Allegro moderato

Andante un poco mosso

Scherzo. Allegro

Rondo. Allegro vivace

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