Our 2024 Spring Chamber Music Series will explore some of the most beautiful repertoire in the intimate sanctuary of Greeley's First United Methodist Church.
We are excited to welcome back the one of best chamber ensembles of our region: the Colorado Piano Trio, with an exciting program of rarely performed music by women composers.
Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 2:00 PM | First United Methodist Church Greeley
Lera Aurebach (b. 1973)
Piano Trio (1992/1994)
Kaija Saariaho (1952–2023)
Piano Trio “Light and Matter” (2014)
Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Piano Trio (1921)
Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)
Moon Jig (2005)
Clara Schuman (1819–1896)
Scherzo from Piano Trio, op. 17 (1846)
About the Artists:
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 performs music from every historical era through the works of today. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras across the United States and has been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has appeared at numerous summer festivals and concert series in the United States and has toured extensively in Europe and Asia. Fulks is violinist of the Colorado Piano Trio, which has performed across the United States including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Orchestral experience includes GRAMMY-nominated performances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in the San Francisco Bay Area and, in New York City, at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Alice Tully Hall, in the Jazz at Lincoln Center series, and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. He is a leader of Sacramento-based baroque chamber orchestra Sinfonia Spirituosa, and performs regularly with Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. Dr. Fulks has taught at the University of Alabama, Luther College (Iowa), State University of New York-Stony Brook and Michigan Technological University, and he continues to conduct master classes at universities throughout the country. During the summer months he teaches and performs in Burlington, Vermont at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and has been on the summer faculties at Kinhaven Music School, Montecito International Music Festival, and at Lutheran Summer Music Festival in Iowa. He is a leader of the Sacramento-based baroque chamber orchestra “Sinfonia Spirituosa,” and violinist of the Colorado Piano Trio, both of which groups maintain an active recording and national recital schedule. Dr. Fulks is currently Professor of Violin at the University of Northern Colorado, where he was named the 2022 College of Performing and Visual Arts Scholar of the Year. He lives in Greeley, Colorado with his wife, hornist Lauren Varley, and their children Patrick, Finnian, Oliver, and Flannery.
A native of Poland, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz has concertized across Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong, and Macau, and his performances were broadcast in the USA, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, and Poland. Mr. Żukiewicz consistently receives critical acclaim, while his innovative programming - focused on exploring connections between the popular and the lesser known gems of the traditional and contemporary repertoire - continues to engage and inspire audiences around the world. As an active soloist and chamber musician, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz performs internationally in the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Hong Kong, and Poland. Highlights of recent performances include recitals at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London (UK), Royal Łazienki Theatre in Warsaw, and Chicago Cultural Center (Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series), concerts with the Loveland Orchestra, Greeley Chamber Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Toronto Concert Orchestra, and Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Żukiewicz has performed in some of the most important concert venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Residenztheater in Munich, Goldensaal at the Musikverein in Vienna, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, KKL Luzern, and many others. He is also a frequent contributor to Colorado Public Radio, where his broadcast recordings can be heard on air and online in Colorado and beyond. Adam Żukiewicz holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Masters of Music degree from Indiana University. He has also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, and was a music scholar at the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. Mr. Żukiewicz is a founder and Artistic Director of the Intercollegiate Piano Competition of the West and Beethoven in the Rockies: Concert Series.
Gal Faganel is an award-winning cello performer and recording artist, and an acclaimed teacher. He has performed extensively as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout the United States and in Europe as well as in Asia. His performances and recordings have been praised in the press for “exceptionally sensitive interpretation,” his “powerful and beautiful tone,” and “brilliant virtuosity and youthful vigor.” He is a winner of numerous national and international competitions including the International Cello Competition “Antonio Janigro” in Croatia, the American String Teacher’s Association Competition, and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition in the United States. Faganel has been researching, cataloging, performing, and recording music for cello by Slovenian composers. He has recorded for many labels and radio stations internationally. With a doctorate from the University of Southern California under the mentorship of Eleonore Schoenfeld, he was previously the principal cellist of the Phoenix Symphony. Since 2010, he taught at the University of Northern Colorado where he has greatly enjoyed mentoring cellists, coaching chamber music, and collaborating with colleagues in the Colorado Piano Trio. He appears as a guest at numerous institutions around the world and most recently began teaching at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music. In addition to being a devoted cello pedagogue, Faganel loves coaching chamber music, frequently trains musicians in preparation for orchestral auditions, mentors developing musicians, and leads career development courses and workshops.
Learn more about the trio, artists, and their mission at coloradopianotrio.com