Ensemble TrioPolis merges the distinct temperament, stylistic influences, creative spirit, and artistic vision of three cosmopolitan musicians based in North Texas: German violinist Felix Olschofka, American clarinetist Kimberly Cole Luevano, and Greek-American pianist Anatolia Ioannides.
TrioPolis was born following a series of successful collaborations in the dynamic College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton. As our friendship and artistic kinship grew, so did our desire to form an ensemble. Meeting regularly at a local coffee house, we shared our vision, ideas, goals and aspirations, and most of all, our passion for chamber music.
Commissioning new works and forging innovating, interdisciplinary collaborations across the performing arts is the driving force behind Ensemble TrioPolis. Our first recording project TrioPolis One (2016) features works especially written for our ensemble and showcases contemporary compositions by nationally and internationally acclaimed award-winning composers Kirsten Broberg, Sung Ji Hong, Andrew May, Rich DeRosa, Benjamin Sabey, Joseph Waters, and the young and emerging Costas Dafnis, bringing these works firmly into the public eye.
With concert tours in Texas, Oklahoma, and California in addition to new commissioning projects, Ensemble TrioPolis ‘s second year builds on the success of its inaugural season.
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