Formed in 2004 by three friends with a passion to explore the world of chamber music, WindRose Trio has grown into an Edmonton institution. Over the years they have performed virtually all the standard works for reed trio as well as a dozen commissions. “Path of Contact”, their first CD, was awarded a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Classical Recording. In August of 2015 they represented Canada at the International Double Reed Conference in Tokyo, Japan with a program of Canadian works for reed trio. They were invited to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival in Harbin, China in 2016. This was a particular honour as it was the first time a Canadian group played a this 60-year-old festival.
Back at home their local concert season continues to present works diverse in size, instrumentation, and style. Past performances have included collaborations with string quartet, dancer, piano, live electronics, video, flute, and brass instruments. An important part of a WindRose program is the premiere of a new work. Out of seventeen Canadian works in their repertoire, twelve were written for the trio. Future premieres include works by Howard Bashaw and Geoff Li.
This performance is part of the Cynthia Marks Chamber Music Series, with the sponsor wishing to support FCSS in Camrose!