Cleveland Wind Trio

Cleveland Wind Trio
Classical Musicians

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The Cleveland Wind Trio is a reed ensemble consisting of bassoon, clarinet, and oboe. We perform at varied venues and explore a wide range of repertoire.

Lauren Keating is currently a substitute oboist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony, and the Canton Symphony, as well as a semi-finalist for the New World Symphony in Miami. Lauren recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with her Master's degree in Oboe Performance, studying with Jeffrey Rathbun. This past summer, Lauren attended the Texas Music Festival as an oboe fellow. She was a fellow at the National Orchestral Institute in Maryland the summer prior. Lauren was previously an Associate for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2014-2016 seasons. She received her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, studying with Michael Henoch, Robert Morgan, and Scott Hostetler.

Tiberiu Baicoianu is currently the Principal Clarinet of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and performs with multiple ensembles in the Cleveland area. He is a part of the North Coast Winds, an award-winning wind quintet known for their exciting performances and community outreach. Tiberiu also plays with the newly formed Cleveland Wind Trio, which has been giving fresh, compelling performances throughout Cleveland. He is the current clarinet faculty at the Oberlin Community Music School and at the Gilmour Academy through Cleveland ArtsConnect. As a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Tiberiu Baicoianu is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He appears on multiple Oberlin Conservatory Label Recordings such as the Bernard Rands English Horn Concerto and Stephen Hartke’s declamatory “State of Ship”, as well as on the Naxos label in an album featuring contemporary American music as part of the National Orchestral Institute and Festival. He has also performed alongside the Cleveland Orchestra as part of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. His love for chamber music has brought him to countless audiences at places such as the Alexandria Lyceum, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the National Art Gallery, Kent State University, University of Maryland, Oberlin, Tanglewood, Brevard and countless others. Likewise, his love for orchestral music has brought him before even broader audiences. His teachers include Franklin Cohen, Richard Hawkins, and Claire Eichhorn.

Mackenzie Brauns is an active performer throughout the Midwest and beyond. Mackenzie is Principal Bassoon of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, as well as Second Bassoon of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra (Sandusky, OH). Mackenzie also frequently subs with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony, Carmel Symphony Orchestra (Indianapolis), Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Indiana), and many others. Mackenzie received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) under the instruction of William Winstead, and is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Barrick Stees. As a soloist, Mackenzie performed with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra in 2015 and was a 2013 Cincinnati Three Arts Scholarship Competition winner. Mackenzie was also a prize winner in the 2011 Arapahoe Philharmonic Collegiate Concerto Competition in Denver, Colorado. During the summers, Mackenzie has been a scholarship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she was a student of Per Hannevold. Mackenzie has also attended the National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, and the National Orchestral Institute.

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