Luther Piano Quartet to present faculty artist series on Oct. 27

The Luther College's Piano Quartet will perform a concert at
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther Campus.

Luther faculty members of the quartet will be performing in this order: Tarn Travers, violin, Spencer Martin, viola, Eric Kutz, cello and Miko Kominami, paino.

The program will feature Garbriel Faure's Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor. The first half will include two string trios: Franz Schubert's one-movement String Trio in B-flat Major and Ernst von Dohnanyi's Serenade in C Major.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The quartet was formed in 2008 and its members have performed throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Kominami, adjunct faculty in music, has performed concerts throughout North America as a soloist and with other artists. She has appeared with orchestras and is currently the principal keyboardist with Orchestra Iowa. Kominami performs regularly with the Murasaki Duo. She holds degrees from The Juilliard School in New York City. 

Kutz, associate professor of music, has performed for audiences in both North America and Europe. He is a chamber and orchestral musician, and performs as a soloist. He is a member of the Murasaki Duo, a cello and piano duo that released its debut disc on the Centaur Records label. Kutz holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Rice University.

Martin, associate professor of music, has performed extensively as a violist. He has been featured on NPR, CBC and MPR. Martin holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, Wichita State University and Butler University.

Travers, visiting instructor in music, has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He also spent three seasons as a violinist with the New World Symphony and was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guameri auditions in 2001.  Travers holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory.

The Luther College Piano Quartet will perform Oct. 27.