Michael Graham, cello / Miles Graber, piano / Tom Rose, clarinet
- Sonata in F major for cello and piano, Op. 99, first movement (Allegro vivace)
- 3 songs arranged for clarinet and piano by Tom Rose
- Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello, and piano Op. 114
Michael Graham, cello, is a member of the Oakland Symphony and the Adorno Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at Santa Clara University. He also appears frequently with performing groups throughout the San Francisco area, including New Century Chamber Orchestra, Opera San Jose, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the San Francisco Opera Center, The Chamberlin String Quartet, as a guest with Quartet San Francisco, and in numerous Best of Broadway show and recordings
From 1996 to 1998 Mr. Graham was a member of the Chagall String Quartet, winner of a residency grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The group created an intensive performance and outreach program in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, and also gave concerts throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. Mr. Graham’s training includes studies at the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and work with members of the Cleveland, Julliard, Amadeus, Emerson, and Tokyo String Quartets.
Miles Graber, piano, received his musical training at the Julliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, Hugh Aiken, and Louise Behrend. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He has performed with numerous solo artists, including Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, Mimi Stillman, Judith LeClair, Martha Aarons, and Lev Polyakin. Mr. Graber performs frequently with violinists, Mariya Borozina and Christina Mok; flutists Gary Woodward, Amy Likar, and Ai Goldsmith; and clarinetist, Tom Rose. He is a member of the chamber groups, Trio Concertino, MusicAeterna, GGR Trio, and Sor Ensemble; as well as the new music group, Sounds New.
Mr. Graber has been associated with such ensembles as the New Century Chamber Orchestra, Midsummer Mozart, the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, the Berkeley Symphony, the California Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, Oakland Lyric Opera, Berkeley Opera, and Opera San Jose. He has accompanied master classes by such artists as Midori, Joseph Silverstein, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Pamela Frank, Alexander Barantchik, James Galway, Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Lipsett, Ronald Leonard, and Leon Fleisher. He has been a frequent performance accompanist and chamber player with members of San Francisco Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, California Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Oakland-East Bay Orchestra Oakland-East Bay Youth Orchestra, UC Berkeley Symphony, and members of the San Francisco Conservatory faculty.
He is on the faculty of the Crowden School in Berkeley and he accompanies students of the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley. He is a staff accompanist at the San Domenico Conservatory in San Anselmo, California, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Northern California Flute Camp in Carmel Valley. He is pianist for the annual Young Artist Competition at the Mondavi Center for the Arts at UC Davis, as well as the annual Irving Klein Competition at UC San Francisco, and the Summer Brass Institute at the Menlo School in Atherton, California.
Clarinetist Tom Rose received a B.A. from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Performance from Mills College. His principal teachers were Earl Smith, Leon Russianoff, and Rosario Mazzeo. He taught music in the Oakland and Berkeley Public Schools from 1973-1980. As a professional musician he has been a member of several symphony orchestras, and a freelance musician in the bay area for over 35 years. He has held the position of Principal Clarinetist with Music in the Mountains Festival, Grass Valley, since its founding, in 1982. He has performed the Copland and Mozart clarinet concertos numerous times with the orchestra, along with other solo works. He worked at San Francisco Ballet from 1988 through June 2010, serving as Orchestra Personnel Manager. In 2004 he released a CD of music for clarinet and piano with pianist Miles Graber. The second CD in this series is due for release in 2013. Mr. Rose is an adjunct clarinet teacher at Holy Names University.