The Baltimore Trio
Since it’s founding in 1983, The Baltimore Trio has received critical acclaim for its diverse repertoire, refined tone, musical spontaneity and unanimity of style. In residence at Towson University the ensemble is dedicated to the promotion of great works of chamber music from the Baroque Era to the music of today’s modern composers. These accomplished internationally renowned concert artists are all Professors of Music at Towson University.
Violinist Dr. Jeffrey Howard has distinguished himself nationally and internationally as an “excellent virtuoso … (with) a deep understanding of different musical styles, and a remarkable power of communication.” Born in New York, he has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Boston Virtuosi, and the Yonkers, Perrysberg, Indiana University, Concord, UT Arlington, Towson University, GBYO Sinfonia and WPI Symphony Orchestras. He has performed throughout the US, Canada, Central and Western Europe, including the countries of Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary and Italy. His chamber music studies have been with the Beaux Arts Trio and the Tokyo, Mendelssohn, Juilliard, Cleveland, and Lydian String Quartets. Dr. Howard received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University where his teachers included Stephen Clapp, Franco Gulli, Paul Biss and Josef Gingold. Dr. Howard teaches at Towson University and performs regularly with his wife, pianist Anna Soukiassian, in the Kassian-Howard Duo. He is also a frequent substitute player with the Baltimore Symphony. He joined the Baltimore Piano Trio in 2007.
Cellist Cecylia Barczyk has given sol concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America. For these appearances she has received high critic and public acclaim. Professor Barczyk has been awarded numerous international prizes, awards and diplomas including the Casals International Cello Competition in Budapest, the Danczowski Cello Competition in Poland, the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, the Back International Cello Competition in Leipzig, and the Dassado International Cello Competition in Florence. She also has mad solo recordings for radio, television, and record companies in many countries. Ms. Barczyk received her music education at the Warsaw conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Memorial Conservatory in Moscow, and at Yale University.
Pianist Reynaldo Reyes is a graduate of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music in Manila, the Paris National Conservatory where he obtained the coveted Premier Prix in Piano, the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore where he obtained his Masters Degree in Music and the Artist Diploma. Professor Reyes has concertized in Europe and Asia, as well as the United States. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes notably, the Rio de Janeiro International Piano Competition, the Busoni International Piano Competition in Italy, the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris, and the Musician of the Year Award given him three times by the University of the Philippines.