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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.