The Titan Trio


Members of the Titan Trio
- William Powell, clarinet
- Cynthia Bauhof-Williams, piano
- Ernest Salem, violin

photo by Norman Pearson

Members of the TITAN TRIO (Ernest Salem, violin; William E. Powell, clarinet; and Cynthia Bauhof-Williams, piano) have appeared individually in concert venues throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Organized in 1994, the Titan Trio is dedicated to the predominately 20th century repertoire for this combination of instruments. They were the featured ensemble at the 1999 Hildegard Festival, performing works by Libby Larsen and Alexandra Shapiro. They have recently given the premiere performances of Steven Hoey's Black Ice and Jane Brockman's "Nibiru" Trio, as well as the first West Coast performances of Libby Larsen's Slang and Carolyn Bremer's The Faster Theory.

For booking the Titan Trio, please Contact Bill.

Current Tour Repertoire includes:

+Alexander Arutiunian: Suite (1992)
Bela Bartok: Contrasts (1938)
Leslie Bassett: Trio (1987)
Alban Berg: Adagio from the "Chamber Concerto" (1935)
+Carolyn Bremer: The Faster Theory (1994)
*Jane Brockman: ''Nibiru'' Trio (1999)
Paul Chihara: "Shogun" Trio (1989)
John Harbison: Variations (1987)
*Steven Hoey: Black Ice (1999)
Katherine Hoover: Images (1982)
Charles Ives: Largo (1901)
Aram Khachaturian: Trio (1932)
Ernst Krenek: Trio (1946)
+Libby Larsen: Slang (1994)
Darius Milhaud: Suite (1937)
Thea Musgrave: Pierrot (1985)
Mel Powell: Madrigal (1990)
Amy Reich: Trio (1987)
Alex Shapiro: Trio (1997)
Igor Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat (1919)
Joan Tower: Rain Waves (1997)
+Fisher Tull: Trio Sonata (1991)
Jan Vanhal (1739-1813): Trio in E-flat Major

*Premiere Performance +West Coast Premiere

ERNEST SALEM, violinist, is currently Professor of Music at California State University, Fullerton. Active as a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area, he has performed with the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Asian American Orchestra, and South Coast Orchestra. Formerly concertmaster of the Wichita and Las Cruses Syphonies, Dr. Salem has also served as principal second of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and as assistant concertmaster of the Texas Chamber and Texas Opera Theater Orchestras. As a chamber musician, Salem has been first violinist with Wichita State's Fairmount Quartet, a member of the College of St. Benedict's chamber ensemble "Pastiche," and violinist with New Mexico State University's Delphian Trio. Dr. Salem holds degrees from Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the University of Minnesota.

WILLIAM E. POWELL, California Institute of the Arts faculty and clarinetist with the CalArts New Century Players, has performed at Avery Fischer, Merkin and Carnegie Recital Halls in New York; the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; and at the International Congresses on Women in Music in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Bremen. He has also performed on Swedish National Television, KUSC Radio Los Angeles, KFAC Sundays at Seven, and on KPFK as guest soloist and host. He has performed with the Aspen Festival and Chamber Orchestras, the contemporary music ensemble SONOR, the Sierra Wmd Quintet, the Naumburg Award-winning Aulos Wind Quintet, and as principal clarinetist with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, the Las Vegas Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic, and the Orange County Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded for Cambria, CRI and Nonesuch.

CYNTHIA BAUHOF-WILLIAMS, pianist, is currently a freelance musician in the Los Angeles area. She has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the University of Texas, Sam Houston State University, the University of Houston, CalState Dominguez Hills, the University of Redlands, and as a guest on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series. She performs regularly with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony and Long Beach Symphony. Dr. Williams has also collaborated on numerous faculty artist recitals at universities throughout Southern California. As an accompanist, she has worked at UCLA; California State University, Fullerton; the International String Conference in Graz, Austria and in Lausanne,Switzerland; and at the National Cello Institute. Dr. Williams completed the DMA in Accompanying at the University of Southern California.


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