The Rawlins Piano Trio is a leading American chamber ensemble. Prestigious performance venues include Sejong Chamber Hall (Seoul, South Korea), Chiang-Kai-Shek Cultural Center (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), Teatro de Anita Villalaz for the Fundación SinfonÃa Concertante de Panama; national conferences of the College Music Society and Chamber Music America and concerts throughout the US. "These artists are first class. They perform with elan and intensity. Highly recommended!" says bassist and author Barry Green. Their diverse and captivating programming celebrates the standard works and highlights new and undiscovered pieces deserving to be brought into the public light.

Owing to its expertise as a preeminent interpreter of American music, the ensemble has recorded five CDs of these works from the 19th century to the present. Violinist Ioana Galu, cellist Sonja Kraus and pianist Susan Keith Gray are in residence at the University of South Dakota. Their versatility as artists and enthusiastic teachers finds them equally comfortable in outreach to school children, in master classes with young artists and in performances for a variety of concert audiences.

The Trio is available for workshops, master classes and educational outreach in schools.

Technical requirements: Well-lit stage or performance area, large enough to accommodate all three musicians and instruments. Well-maintained piano with bench, for concerts--tuning is required and a grand piano is preferred. Three chairs, two music stands. Usually a page turner is requested for the pianist.

Fee structure: Performance $1,200 to $2,500, Master class, K-12 presentation or workshop up to $500. SDAC support up to 50%. 

Contact: Dr. Susan Keith Gray
414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069
(605) 677-5724
e-mail: susan.gray@usd.edu
website: www.rawlinstrio.com

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