Sunday, May 3, 2015

Trio de Jardin


Trio de Jardin (Carol Braves, violin; Rebecca Trujillo, piano; Wendy Cilman, cello) celebrates spring with trios by Beethoven, Brahms and Piazzolla.

Trio de Jardin at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is free.
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

An Oakland native, Carol Braves began her violin studies at the age of 10 with Catherine Manzer. She earned a B.A. in music and art history from Holy Names University.  Carol has performed with a variety of orchestras and chamber groups throughout the Bay Area including the Vallejo, Stockton and Holy Names symphonies; Berkeley, Livermore Valley, Virago and Verismo Opera orchestras; Bernini Baroque Trio, Fairmont Piano Quartet and Piemonte String Quartet. She also crosses over into Mexican Folkloric, traditional Polish, Argentine Tango and other non-classical genres.

Wendy Cilman is a cellist and arts educator. She has just become Director of Education for the Santa Rosa Symphony. A belief in the power of inter-generational arts led her to found IDEA, Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit to connect seniors and children through the arts. She received a B.A. in music at the University of California - Berkeley, and an M.A. in interdisciplinary arts at San Francisco State University. Wendy studied cello with Irving Klein and Michael Grebanier, and chamber music with the legendary Bernard Abramowitsch and Felix Khuner. She has performed with many other local orchestras and chamber ensembles and has served as Executive Director of Young People's Symphony Orchestra, Concert Coordinator for the Mills College Music Department, Outreach Coordinator for Oakland East Bay Symphony, and Program Manager for Piedmont Choirs. In 2009 she created the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) that has raised over $100,000 for homeless youth and is now presented by San Francisco Symphony.

Rebecca Trujillo has presented both solo and chamber concerts in North and South America, from the Bay Area to Peru. Her studies with Dr. Michael Campbell and mentorship under Roy Bogas and Caroline Fraser have helped shape her career as a pianist and teacher of the Suzuki Method. With a dedication to young musicians, Becky has organized many performances to raise money for scholarship funds & also organized the Holy Names University Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Institute. She believes strongly in sharing the many benefits of celebrating creativity in the community. The Garden Gate Creativity Center in Berkeley, her project with harpist Diana Rowan, provided a space for many musicians and artists in the Bay Area to perform and teach.
Trio de Jardin began in early 2013 as trio in residence at Garden Gate Creativity Center.