The Felici Trio
Through Chamber Music Unbound, a nonprofit arts organization, the Felici Trio presents a full winter concert series and summer festival throughout Mono and Inyo counties in the Eastern Sierra. The Felici Trio is the musical home of Belgian pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, German violinist Rebecca Hang, and American cellist Brian Schuldt.
Felici members are prize winners of the Los Angeles Liszt, Yellow Springs, and Osaka music competitions. The vibrant threesome has performed over 350 concerts in Europe, South America and the U.S. and has distinguished itself as a unique presence on the national music scene since coming to Mammoth Lakes as grantee of Chamber Music America's Rural Residencies Program and as a California Arts Council's (CAC) Touring Roster ensemble
In addition to concerts the Felici Trio directs a chamber workshop, leads a music school and performs "Kids Concerts" for elementary, middle and high schools. Outreach events for adults include music appreciation classes, instrumental lessons and chamber orchestra classes in collaboration with Cerro Coso College.
The group recently received a Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) grant from the California Arts Council (CAC) to design and implement educational outreach programs for elementary school children. Felici was also a recipient of a three-year Artists-in-Residence grant and Exemplary Grant from the CAC.
Felici has recorded four CDs, Chamber Music of Women Composers, Tchaikovsky's Trio in A Minor, a 2004 live recording of Beethoven's "Ghost" Trio & Brahms' Trio op. 87, and Ravel's Piano Trio and Saint-Saëns Piano Trio, opus 18.
Along with the traditional repertoire, Felici regularly programs works by female and contemporary composers.