Performing in the 2013 Green Show Wednesday, October 2.
This is their third season in the OSF Green Show.
Weaves world rhythms with classical elements.
What do you get when you combine classical cello, tribal percussion, and evocative vocals? Trine: an extraordinary musical experience. In this trio, world-class cellist Michal Palzewicz plays and expands on traditional cello music, while percussionist Jason "Cedar" Miller layers on rhythms with a variety of instruments inspired by world tribal music. Singer Cecily Palzewicz adds haunting and powerful melodies creating Trine's signature sound. Despite, or perhaps because of, the sophistication of the musicians, their music remains fun, inspiring, and family-friendly.
Cecily Palzewicz began her musical training at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. at age five where she studied violin, chamber music, and later voice. She went on to study opera performance with Richard Miller at the Oberlin Conservatory and then with Marlena Malas at the Manhattan School of Music. Cecily has performed classically throughout the U.S., both in operas and as a soloist. She has also pursued other musical projects in collaboration with her husband Michal including: composing and recording the score for a guided meditation CD; developing a sacred chant and yoga workshop; performing with the Palzewicz Ensemble as a soloist; and creating and performing music for Trine. Cecily currently resides in Ashland with her husband Michal and daughter Lucia.
Michal Palzewicz, a native of Poland, began his musical training at the age of seven. When he was 17, together with his friends, he founded the Elsner String Quartet. They became the quartet-in-residence at the Britten-Pears School, Suffolk, England, and, after winning the European Young Concert Artists Competition in Leipzig, the Elsner quartet was invited on full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. After graduation, the Elsner quarter continued to play for a year, before Michal moved on to playing as principal and solo cellist with several symphonies and with the Worcester Chamber Music Society in Boston. Currently, Michal resides in Ashland and is playing in his third season with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (She Loves Me, 2010, Pirates of Penzance, 2011, The White Snake and Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, 2012). In addition to working with Trine, Michal also plays with his own Palzewicz Ensemble and offers lessons in cello, violin, and piano.
Jason "Cedar" Miller has studied West African music for many years and has led him to study indian tabla, middle eastern doumbek, Australian Didgerido, Latin/Afro Cuban music, and modern drum kit. Cedar specializes in layering rhythmic patterns and is an innovator who strives to create synergy between instruments and musicians and between musical genres. Cedar has performed with many well known West Coast musical artists including: Michael Franti, Atown Infusion, Alice Di Micele, Sasha Rose, Freedom, Trillian Green, Lost at Last (Windham Hill), Random Rab, Bluetech, Scott Huckabay, Sonic Tribe (Soundings of the Planet), OM trio, Fore Fote, and Joe Craven (of Grisman Quintet).
Trine on Community: Trine enjoys playing locally and creating music that is accessible to adults, as well as children. In addition to their own shows, Trine has also collaborated with the local Dancing People Company and bassist Roman Morykit from the band Gypsy Soul.