The Kandinsky Trio returns to the Virginia Tech campus for the second in a series of University Chamber Music concerts. 

The concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon. 

Guest artists Susan Waterbury, violinist, and Michael Klotz, violist, will join the Kandinsky Trio in a performance of Antonin Dvorak’s A Major Piano Quintet.  In addition, the Trio and Klotz will perform Gustav Mahler’s only piece of chamber music, the Piano Quartet in A minor.  The program will open with the Haydn Trio in C minor Hob.XV:13.

Susan Waterbury is an associate professor of violin and chamber music at the Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, N.Y.  An active performer and teacher, Waterbury plays recitals, concerto performances, new music concerts, and chamber music collaborations regularly on series and festivals locally, nationally, and internationally.  Formerly, Waterbury was a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet for 11 years, having served as Quartet-in-Residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  The Cavani Quartet garnered many awards including First Prize in the 1989 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music, Cleveland Quartet, and Carmel Chamber Music competitions as well as earning prizes at the Banff International, Chicago Discovery, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions.

Michael Klotz is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer's Certificate. In 2002 he became one of the few individuals to be awarded a double master's degree in violin and viola from the Juilliard School. That same year, Klotz joined the Amernet String Quartet.   Klotz has performed at some of New York's most important venues, including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, MoMA, Bargemusic, and the Kosciuzsko Foundation.  A dedicated teacher, Klotz is an artist-in-residence at Florida International University, where he teaches viola and chamber music. He has also been a member of the artist faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, and the Killington Music Festival. 

Now in its 24th season, the Kandinsky Trio is celebrating one of the longest and most successful artist residencies in the United States: over a thousand concerts of high caliber chamber music in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.  The Trio consists of Benedict Goodfriend on violin, Alan Weinstein on cello, and Elizabeth Bachelder on piano. Their CD, In Foreign Lands (Brioso), released in 2003, was selected by WNED Radio as one of the best CDs of the year, and London’s Music and Vision dubbed it “one of the year’s best chamber music recordings.”  The Charleston Post and Courier named the Kandinskys “a trio of stunning talent” after their appearance on the 2008 Spotlight Series at Piccolo Spoleto Masterclasses at the Hindemith Center in Blonay, Switzerland, and continues one of this country’s most enduring chamber music residencies at historic Roanoke College in Salem, Va.

Tickets are $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student and are available at the Student Centers and Activities Ticket Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call 540 231-5615, order online, or purchase tickets at the ticket office. Tickets will also be available at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance.

Free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street, in the Architecture Annex Lot on Otey Street, and the Perry Street/Prices Fork lots. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200. Alternative parking is available in the Kent Squire parking garage or the Farmers Market metered parking lot, both located on Draper Road. Additional Downtown Blacksburg parking information can be found online.

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