London-based chamber music ensemble Trio Moyen is the brainchild of Nova Scotia clarinettist and conductor Scott A. MacDonald. In the summer of 2017, MacDonald invited friends and fellow Don Wright Faculty of Music alumni Jeffrey Komar (viola) and Ethan Lacey (piano) to form the group, which gave its inaugural performance in September 2017 at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church. All three musicians are heavily involved in the London classical music scene, collaborating with such groups as Magisterra Soloists, Little London Community Opera, London Community Orchestra, and the Forest City Wind Quintet. Through Trio Moyen, they aim to shed light on some hidden gems of the chamber music repertoire that were written for their particular instrumental combination. They would like to acknowledge the guidance and inspiration provided by Dr. Jana Starling, Prof. Sharon Wei, and Dr. John Hess of Western University. Special thanks also go out to the Don Wright Faculty of Music String Bank for the generous loan of the Nurnberger bow used in this performance.
Queena Liu is currently a student at H. B. Beal Secondary School in grade 10. She began taking piano lessons at the age of four and is the longtime student of Clark Bryan. Her musical interests expand to guitar, cello, flute, songwriting, and music recording and production. She now teaches piano for youth in the El Sistema Aeolian program. Queena is also the lead guitarist and keyboardist for the local alt-rock band Populusque Romanus and is actively a commissioned visual artist.
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