WFIU’s Artist of the Month for January is Trio Indiana.
For the first time, WFIU has chosen an ensemble as Artist of the Month. Trio Indiana holds a unique place in the world of classical music and the community of southern Indiana. In the fall of 1990, clarinetists James Campbell, Eli Eban, and Howard Klug joined the faculty of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Their commitment to develop a unique and integrated approach to teaching and performing has resulted in a cooperative clarinet program at the Jacobs School which provides each student with the benefits of their individual and collective experience. Trio Indiana was formed in 1990 as an outgrowth of the professional collaboration and personal friendship among these three clarinetists.
James Campbell has given master classes on five continents and concerts have taken him to over 25 countries, appearing as soloist with over 50 orchestras including the London Symphony and the Boston Pops. He has performed with Glenn Gould, Aaron Copland, more than 30 different string quartets, and jazz with pianist Gene DiNovi.
Eli Eban is the former principal clarinet of the Israel Radio Orchestra where he performed and recorded all of the major orchestral repertoire under many of today’s master conductors. His solo appearances include the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and he has been a guest artist with the Alexander, Audubon, St. Petersburg, Ying, and Tel Aviv string quartets on major artist series and broadcasts worldwide.
Howard Klug is a chamber musician, soloist, and clinician who has performed throughout the world. He was principal clarinet with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and is a former member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Grant Park Symphony. Klug’s chamber music affiliations have included the Illinois Trio, the Illinois Woodwind Quintet, the Chicago Ensemble, and fourté.
Each of the members of Trio Indiana have been selected previously as Artists of the Month, and this month WFIU is proud to be able to honor them again for their combined contributions to classical music.
WFIU will feature music performed by Trio Indiana throughout the month of January.