Classical Clarinet, Cello, Fortepiano
Ed Matthew, clarinet, has served as guest-principal clarinetist with Tafelmusik, Philharmonia Baroque, and the American Classical
Orchestra, and has performed with Apollo's Fire, Sinfonia New York, Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Concert Royal,
Arcadia Players, and other period orchestras. He plays on reproductions of late 18th-century Grenser Family boxwood clarinets
made by Joel Robinson.
On modern clarinet, he is in the orchestra of the Broadway production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” His recording of
Passages, a clarinet concerto by Gary William Friedman, is on the 150Music label. He can also be heard on the RCA Victor,
Original Cast Records, and PS Classics labels. He was a founding member of Arizona's award-winning wind quintet Quintessence.
Dongsok Shin, fortepiano, was born in Boston and played the piano from the age of four. Since the early 1980s he has
specialized exclusively on early keyboard instruments. Much in demand as a soloist and continuo player, he has appeared with
ARTEK, Concert Royal, The Masterwork Chorus & Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, the New York Philharmonic, New York’s
Grande Bande, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has toured throughout North America, Europe,
and Mexico, has been heard on many radio broadcasts and has recorded for Lyrichord, Newport Classic, Helicon, ATMA Classique
and Dorian Recordings.
He was a founding member of the Mannes Camerata, receiving international critical acclaim as music director for their
productions of early baroque operas. He has been guest director as well as a member of NYS Baroque in Ithaca, NY, and is
currently a member of REBEL. In his spare time, he tunes and maintains harpsichords in the New York area (he is the harpsichord
technician for the Metropolitan Opera), is well known as a recording engineer, producer and editor of numerous early music
recordings, and is the proud father of three children and one cat.
The fortepiano Mr. Shin plays is a copy by Philip Belt of the Anton Walter instrument believed to be owned by Mozart, now in
the Salzburg Mozarteum.
Carlene Stober, cello, is continuo cellist for Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity (New York City), and is a member of Empire Viols. In
addition to performing with many ensembles, she has appeared on Prairie Home Companion, performed with the Utah
Shakespearean Festival and was featured musician in Theatre for a New Audience's production of "Pericles" at the Brooklyn
Academy of Music. On modern cello, she served as principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and performed
throughout the U.S. as a member of the Delphi String Quartet. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in performance from
the Eastman School of Music, and a master's degree in library service from Rutgers University. She is an adjunct faculty librarian
at New York University.
Her cello is believed to be by Alexandre Despines, who worked in Turin between 1823 and 1842.
|CPE Bach: Three Sonatas, Wq. 92 (ca. 1767)|
|Beethoven: Trio, Op. 11 (1798)|
|Beethoven: Variations on "Bei Männern" (1801)|
|Beethoven: Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder|
|Danzi: Sonata in B-flat (ca. 1818)|
|Devienne: Troisième sonate en fa majeur (1803)|
|Eberl: Grand Trio (1804)|
|Haydn: Trio in A Major, Hob. XV:18 (1794)|
|Haydn: Two Scottish Songs (1802-04)|
|Gyrowetz: Grand Trio Concertante, Op. 43 (1805)|
|Lefèvre: Sonata No. 4 in E-flat (1802)|
|Mozart: "Kegelstatt" Trio, K. 498 (1786)|
|Vanhal: Adagio Cantabile Trio, K. 498 (1782)|
Audiences have heard the Grenser Trio in and around New York City at:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art / SUNY Stony Brook / Times Center / St. Francis College
Fourth Mondays Series:
Holy Trinity Church
Midtown Concerts Series:
Immanuel Lutheran Church / St. Bartholomew's Church / Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Interchurch Center / King Manor Mansion / Morris-Jumel Mansion
The Grenser Trio explores chamber
music from Beethoven's time on historical
clarinet, cello, and fortepiano.