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The Fuse Trio


The Fuse Trio formed in 2014 with the purpose of commissioning/premiering “cross-over” works for saxophone, clarinet, and piano. The group made its debut in 2014 at the North American Saxophone Alliance conference at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) premiering upon finding absence by Christian Ellenwood. Since then, Fuse premiered pieces by Phil Woods and Paquito D’Rivera at the 17th World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France (July 2015). Future works will include compositions by Victor Goines and David Bixler.


Saxophonist Matthew Sintchak is an avid supporter of contemporary music, having commissioned/premiered over 50 works. In addition to solo concerts, he performs regularly with the Ancia Saxophone Quartet, the Sonict Duo (saxophone, video, and electronics), and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Performances have taken him throughout the US, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe. Sintchak studied at the Eastman School of Music (DMA, MM, Performer’s Certificate), the Paris Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory (BM). He is a Conn-Selmer and Vandoren artist and has recorded for the Naxos, Innova, University of Iowa Composers’ and Zimbel labels. Sintchak is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


David Gould has been guest clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony, the Knights, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, New Jersey Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra. Since 2000 he is bass clarinetist with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra in NYC. He has played under Gustavo Dudamel, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur, Yannick Nezet Seguin, David Robertson, Gerard Schwartz, and Jaap van Zweden. Chamber music with the St. Lawrence string quartet, the iO string quartet, Nancy Allen, Philippe Cuper, and Carol Wincenc. Gould is the Artistic Advisor, Artist Relations manager, and Product Specialist for Vandoren in America with DANSR inc. David Gould is an artist clinician for Buffet Crampon and Vandoren.


Clara Christian is Associate Professor of Music and coordinator of the piano program at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. She has given solo and chamber performances throughout North America as well as in St. Petersburg, Russia, and was recently a finalist in the American Liszt Society's International Festival and Piano Competition held at Ohio State University. She received a DMA from Northwestern University studying with Alan Chow, a MM from the Peabody Institute, and a BM from Wheaton College. She has also served on the faculties of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Northwestern University's Music Academy.

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