Click here to read a feature on PEN Trio bassoonist Eric Van der Veer Varner in Voyage MIA magazine.
Buffet Crampon just announced that PEN trio clarinetist Phillip O. Paglialonga has become an Artist/Clinician for the company. Phillip performs exclusively on a Buffet R-13 Bb clarinet and a Buffet Festival A clarinet.
Congratulations to PEN Trio oboist Nora Lewis who just accepted a position at the Lawrence University - Conservatory of Music. This is a particularly special position for Nora since she did her undergraduate studies at Lawrence and will follow her former professor, Howard Niblock.
PEN Trio clarinetist Phillip O. Paglialonga will be moving to Texas this summer! Phillip just accepted a position at the University of North Texas where he will teach applied clarinet at both the graduate and undergraduate level. For more information about the clarinet studio at the University of North Texas visit: https://clarinet.music.unt.edu.
The PEN trio just returned from San José, Costa Rica where they did a week-long residency at the Universidad de Costa Rica, culminating in a featured performance in the Sala Cullell. While in San José, the trio presented master classes for students at the Universidad de Costa Rica as well as from the Instituto Nacional de la Música.
Last week the trio was in Havana, Cuba where they were featured guest artists at the Fiesta de los Clarinetes. On Friday night Phillip performed as a soloist in the opening concert, then on Saturday night the PEN Trio performed a full program at the Oratorio San Felipe Neri. During their stay in Cuba, the trio also worked extensively with students at the Lyceum Mozartiano de La Habana
The PEN trio just returned from Guatemala where they were performing and teaching for several days at the Escuela de Musica Metropolitana in Guatemala City. The trio was also featured on Guatemala's national radio station, TGW. The show, "Musica en Transito" is a regular hour-long program hosted by Jorge Sierra. The broadcast included performances of works by M. Shawn Hudley, Villa Lobos, Canteloube and Milhaud, as well as interviews with the help of Pedro Rendon (translator).