Established in 1991 with a gift from arts patron Gladys Langroise, the Langroise Trio are Artists-in-residence at The College of Idaho, where they form the string faculty. They have performed on chamber music series in Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, their fourth CD is in the planning stage, and the Trio was one of the first groups to give an "internet archived" concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center.
With its personnel among some of the foremost musicians in the country, the Langroise Trio offers an eclectic repertoire. Contemporary works by Idaho composers Jim Cockey and David Alan Earnest have been written especially for them and they stylishly play music from the Romantic, Classical, Baroque and Renaissance eras as well.
The Langroise Trio's residency at C of I provides a unique chamber music emphasis with coaching sessions, weekly master classes and performances. The residency allows students direct access to members of the Trio and offers intensive training in violin, viola and cello within a traditional liberal arts curriculum. In addition, advanced students are encouraged to audition for a Boise Philharmonic internship enabling them to perform with a metropolitan-level professional orchestra while in college.
Geoffrey Trabichoff is Concertmaster of the Boise Philharmonic. He is the former concertmaster of the BBC Scottish Symphony and former leader of the Paragon Ensemble of Scotland. Geoffrey has broadcast numerous concertos for the BBC. He has been guest concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony as well as the Northern Sinfonia, BBC Welsh and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. He also served as concertmaster of the Mannheim Chamber and Hanover State Orchestras in Germany.
David Johnson has been principal violist of the Iceland Symphony and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, and a member of the Freimann Quartet. David was assistant principal violist for the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago and holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He has been a featured soloist on numerous occasions and a featured artist on Iceland National Radio Broadcasts.
Samuel Smith has been principal cellist of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic where he was a frequent soloist and a member of the Freimann Quartet. Samuel was also a cellist for the Grant Park Symphony of Chicago. He has served as assistant principal cellist of the Florida Symphony, and has been on the adjunct faculty at Anderson College and the summer faculty at Ball State University.
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2013 - 2014 Schedule
OCT 11 - BOISE - 7:30 PM - Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
OCT 12 - CALDWELL - 7:30 PM - Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho
String Trio #1 by David Alan Earnest
String Quintet in C Major by Luigi Boccherini
Guest Artists: Maggie Torrey, violin, and Kyle True, cello
NOV 8 - BOISE - 7:30 PM - Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
NOV 9 - CALDWELL - 7:30 PM - Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho
Trio #1 in B Flat Major by Franz Schubert
Sonata Prima in A Minor by Gregor Joseph Werner
Symphonia Prima in C Major by Gregor Joseph Werner
Trio in G Major, Opus 9, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
JAN 24 - BOISE - 7:30 PM - Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
JAN 25 - CALDWELL - 7:30 PM - Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho
Baal Shem Suite for Violin and Piano by Earnest Bloch
Piano Quartet in A Minor by Gustav Mahler
Like a Tree Planted by the River (World Premiere) by Eric Sandmeyer
Guest Artist: Betsi Hodges, piano
APR 11 - BOISE - 7:30 PM - Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
APR 12 - CALDWELL - 7:30 PM - Langroise Recital Hall, The College of Idaho
Suite No. 2 in G Major by George Frederic Handel
Serenade, Opus 12 by Zoltan Kodaly (arr. Johnson)
Shadowbreak (World Premiere) by Jim Cockey
Guest Artists: Betsi Hodges, piano, Brenton Viertel, string bass, and Jared Hallock, percussion
APR 17-20 - BOISE - TIME TBD - Special Events Center, Boise State University
Shadowbreak by Jim Cockey, commissioned by Carl Rowe
with Idaho Dance Theatre http://www.idahodancetheatre.org
Langroise Trio with Betsi Hodges, piano, and Jack Koncel, string bass