<strong>GERALYN GIOVANNETTI</strong>
GERALYN GIOVANNETTIOBOE

Geralyn Giovannetti is Professor of Oboe at Brigham Young University and a member of the faculty ensemble, Orpheus Wind Quintet. She received her DMA degree from the University of Michigan and is also a graduate of the Western University in her native Canada. She has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Brazil. As a member of the award winning Canadian woodwind quintet, Essex Winds, she has recorded three compact discs. {…more}

<strong>JED MOSS</strong>
JED MOSSPIANO

Jed Mossis a prolific performer who has appeared on the Columbia Artists’ Community concert series, the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour, the Mendelssohn Society of Chicago series, the Nova Concert series, the Canyonlands New Music series, the Abravanel Distinguished Visiting Composers series and the Contemporary Music Consortium of Utah. Moss has toured in Austria and Germany as a soloist with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater.{…more}

<strong>CHRISTIAN SMITH</strong>
CHRISTIAN SMITHBASSOON

Christian Smith is Professor of Bassoon at the BYU School of Music. Beyond his responsibilities with the bassoon studio, he teaches instrumental conducting, directs the woodwind chamber music program, and regularly performs with Orpheus Wind Quintet, the resident faculty wind quintet. An active orchestral musician, Dr. Smith has played under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Raymond Leppard, John Williams, Joseph Silverstein, Maxim Shostakovich, Keith Lockhart, Craig Jessop, and Mack Wilberg. {…more}

Biography

Sundance Trio was formed in 2005 to explore and perform trios written for oboe, bassoon and piano. Based in Utah, members of the trio include oboist Geralyn Giovannetti, bassoonist Christian Smith, and pianist Jed Moss Giovannetti and Smith are faculty colleagues at Brigham Young University’s School of Music where they also perform together in the resident woodwind quintet, Orpheus Wind Quintet. Moss is a much sought after solo and collaborative artist. Together, the Trio has performed throughout the United States and the United Kingdom at colleges, chamber music series and at conferences.

The Trio has a repertoire of over 50 works and actively seeks to encourage new compositions. In 2007, the Barlow Endowment awarded the Sundance Trio a commission. The resulting work, Lyric Essay by Canadian composer, Malcolm Forsyth was premiered at the 2008 International Double Reed Society conference. In 2014, the BYU School of Music commissioned Utah composer Alyssa Morris to write for the Trio. Her composition, Up and Away (Story of a Balloon), was premiered in New York City at NYU as part of the IDRS Conference.

In 2009, the Sundance Trio released its debut CD recording on the Centaur Records label. The CD includes premiere recordings of works by American composers Margi Griebling-Haigh and David Sargent.  A review by the IDRS Journal states, “They are truly a magnificent ensemble. Each artist is a talented and skillful musician, and since they have performed together so often, their ensemble playing is as good as it gets! This is a marvelous CD-full of interesting, new, and mostly uplifting music for an oboe-bassoon-piano ensemble.”

The American Record Guide wrote, “Each musician brings understanding of the works and performs with a particular sensitivity suited to the other performers” and the Salt Lake Tribune wrote, “The ensemble play is also fabulous.  It’s a remarkable collaborative effort by three like-minded musicians who are equals in musicality and technical astuteness.  This is a very fine album, both in the performances and in its conception.”

In 2014, the Sundance Trio released its second CD, Summer Garden, on Centaur Records. This disc includes works by Jenni Brandon, Bill Douglas, Peter Hope, Gernot Wolfgang and Michael Head. Of this album, the American Record Guide wrote, “They are exceptionally talented musicians who seem to have broken through the mere performance of music into the world of thoughtful artistry and craft. This is the type of album you’ll want to play over and over.” In 2015, Sundance Trio marked its 10th anniversary with a soon-to-be-released third CD recording, and concert tours in California and Ireland.