Welcome to the Beethoven in the Rockies Concert Series! Our 2022 season will explore some of the most beautiful orchestral and ensemble music in the stunning UNC Campus Commons Performance Hall. We will begin with one of the best chamber ensembles of our region: the Colorado Piano Trio, with a program of fun music by Beethoven and fiery tangos of the Argentinian master Astor Piazzolla.

 PROGRAM

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11

INTERMISSION

Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)

Four Seasons Tango Suito for piano trio

About the Artist:

The Colorado Piano Trio is an international ensemble based at the University of Northern Colorado. American violinist Jubal Fulks, Polish pianist Adam Żukiewicz, and Slovenian cellist Gal Faganel began their artistic collaboration in 2016. Since then, they have performed across Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, collecting enthusiastic reviews and invitations for future performances. Upcoming projects include the recording of a debut album, an east coast concert tour including a performance at Carnegie Hall, as well as performances in California. The trio is commissioning new music by Polish, Slovenian, and American composers. As enthusiastic teachers, members of the trio are involved in a variety of outreach, arts advocacy, and educational projects.

Jubal Fulks is an award-winning and critically acclaimed artist and teacher who is adept in all repertoire, from historically informed performance on baroque violin to the commissioning of new works. He has been seen as soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras across the United States and Europe, and has been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” Currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Northern Colorado, he maintains an active recording and national recital schedule.

 

A native of Poland, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz has performed across Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong and Macau. He has appeared on TV in Poland, Italy, and Canada and his performances were broadcast in USA, Canada, Italy, Slovenia and Poland. Mr. Żukiewicz currently resides in Greeley, Colorado, where he serves as an Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. He is also a Resident Faculty Pianist at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy.

 

Gal Faganel is an award-winning cello performer and recording artist, and an acclaimed teacher. He is currently an associate professor and string area head at the University of Northern Colorado, where he greatly enjoys teaching cello, coaching chamber music. With a doctorate from the University of Southern California, he was previously the principal cellist of the Phoenix Symphony. He has recorded for Astrum, Naxos, Potenza Music, Pucihar Music, and many radio stations. His performances have been praised in the press for “exceptionally sensitive interpretation,” his “powerful and beautiful tone,” and “brilliant virtuosity and youthful vigor.”