Franziska Trio

From the University of Iowa

Sondheim Theater

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Formed by Mauricio Silva (clarinet), Tyler Hendrickson (viola) and Nicole Peter (piano), the Franziska Trio is an up-and-coming ensemble formed in 2017 at the University of Iowa. The trio's name is in tribute to Franziska Gottfired von Jacquin, a very talented student of Mozart who premiered the "Kegelstatt Trio" alongside clarinetist Anton Stadler and Mozart on the viola. The success of that trio has inspired masterworks for this ensemble for generations. The Franziska Trio has an impressive timbre, able to blend three very distinct instruments into a unified melodious sound. Energy, passion, and sensibility make their performances unforgettable, and a true delight to the ears.

Iowa native Nicole Peter (piano) has had recent performance engagements with the Iowa Chapter of the American Lizst Society and the Semper Music International Festivals in South Tyrol, Italy. She is completing her Master of Arts degree at the University of Iowa. Nicole is an active teacher, and she currently coordinates the University's Pre-College Piano Conservatory, where she teaches a studio of talented young students. She is interested in the music of female composers and enjoys performing and promoting their works. Nicole will be commencing her doctoral studies at the University of Iowa in the fall.

Described as "one of the best revelations of the new generation of clarinetists," Mauricio Silva (clarinet) hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has toured internationally with the Omega Clarinet Quartet, and was a prizewinner at the Villa-Lobos, the Eduardo Tagliatti and Festival MIMO chamber music competitions. He has had numerous radio and television appearances, and will be making his Israeli debut in April. Currently, he is the Teaching Assistant of the clarinet studio at University of Iowa, where he is pursuing his Master of Music degree.

Tyler Hendrickson (viola) grew up in Iowa, but has shared his music with audiences from around the country and overseas. He was a member of the Wichita Symphony and LaCrosse Symphony Orchestras, and has been a fellowship recipient and the internationally renowned Aspen Music Festival. He toured with the Preucil School String Orchestra through northern Italy, and completed a residency with the Luther College Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria. He was the violist for the Spiritoso String Quartet during his tenure in Connecticut. He holds an Iowa Performance Assistantship, performing with the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, where he is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

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