Trio Clavino





  The American ensemble, Trio Clavino, performed today in the Small Theater for USST students, faculty and community members before heading downtown for a second concert at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.  The eclectic concert of works by Chinese, American and European composers was the first stop on a tour of China.  The trio leaves tomorrow for Beijing.

Pianist Xun Pan introduced the concert and provided commentary for each of the works performed.  The trio specializes in new work by living composers and their USST concert featured many new works, both Chinese and Western, including one by composer Jeffrey Gao who was present at the concert. Mr. Gao came on stage to introduce his lyrical four-movement piece, “The Journey, ” which was performed with great feeling by trio members Xun Pan, Simon Maurer (violin and viola), and Doris Hall-Gulati.  

All three members of the trio are accomplished solo and ensemble musicians in the United States who have performed at major concerts halls and with major orchestras throughout the world, including Avery Fischer Hall - Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weill Hall, and Beijing’s Central Concert Hall for the Performing Arts. Xun Pan studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing before moving to the United States.  Doris Hall-Gulati studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and has an active solo career in addition to her performances with Trio Clavino.  Simon Maurer grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Conservatory in Biel before moving to the United States.  

The free Concert was sponsored by The American Culture Center.  The Trio Clavino tour has been sponsored by the US State Department.  The American Culture Center presents scholarly lectures as well as programs in visual art, music, and technology that reflect the culture, values, and contributions of the American people.