The Catalina Trio

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 7:30 pm
Crill Performance Hall - The Cooper Music Center

Glen Campbell - cello

Jim George - clarinet

Paul Kenyon - piano

Sunday, April 13th at 7:30pm in Crill Performance Hall

Program details will be coming soon.

About Catalina Trio.....

The idea of replacing the violin, in the traditional Piano Trio, with a clarinet is not new. The young Beethoven thought it was a good idea and produced the elegant Op. 11.  Time and again, through the years, composers have come to this combination to blend and contrast the rich round sounds of the clarinet, the soul of the cello with the power of the piano.

Glen having a long history of playing with both Paul and Jim suggested that they combine their talents to explore this wonderful literature.  With their inaugural performance earlier this year, The Calalina Trio is already in demand at chamber music venues around San Diego county.

Glen Campbell is a member of both the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera and is adjunct teacher of cello at Point Loma Nazarene University.  He holds an undergraduate degree in music education from Ball State University and a masters degree from Hartt College of Music, University of Hartford. Glen was a member of the Feld String Quartet for 12 years, and was previously director of the Suzuki String program at San Diego State University. He is the founding co-director of Strings by the Sea Music Camp, a camp for Suzuki string students.

Paul Kenyon is a member of the music faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California, where he teaches piano and has served as department chair. Born in upstate New York, Paul earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from Michigan State University. He also holds degrees from Mansfield University and Bowling Green State University, with additional studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Jim George began his music training at age 5 when his father started teaching him the secrets of the clarinet.  He earned a Bachelor & Master of Music degrees from Duquesne University, studying clarinet with Nestor Koval and Bernard Cerilli.  He studied chamber music with Bernard Goldberg and Marcel Moyse and completed his formal clarinet studies with David Weber in New York.  Jim maintains an active solo & chamber music schedule & freelances in San Diego as a woodwind doubler, where he adds flutes & saxes to his arsenal to play Broadway shows.