The Cleveland Wind Trio was formed at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2018. Since its inaugural performance at the Holden Arboretum Sounds of Summer concert series in August of 2018, the Cleveland Wind Trio has rapidly expanded its performance calendar, including additional recitals at the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Classical September series, Stars in the Classics house concert series, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Cleveland Metroparks’ Look About Lodge Fireside Concert Series. Cleveland Wind Trio is also dedicated to outreach performances across the Cleveland area, performing in numerous schools, libraries, retirement communities and public spaces in conjunction with Cleveland International Piano Competition ArtsConnect and the Cleveland Institute of Music Center for Innovative Musicianship. Consisting of Adrian Gonzalez, oboe, Tiberiu Baicoianu, clarinet, and Mackenzie Brauns, bassoon, Cleveland Wind Trio continuously looks to provide new and engaging chamber music experiences using an uncommon form: the reed trio. In 2019-2020, Cleveland Wind Trio looks forward to performances as part of the Olmsted Community Church Inspired Concert Series in Olmsted Falls, as well as the National Music Festival Resonance Concert Series in Chestertown, Maryland, and the Third Place Concert Series in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Adrian Gonzalez is currently a second year master’s student in oboe performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music and studies with the Principal Oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra, Frank Rosenwein. For his first year at CIM, Adrian studied with the Assistant Principal Oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra, Jeffrey Rathbun. Adrian has performed with The Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra, The New World Symphony and The Cleveland Orchestra. He has also participated in The Eastern Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and The Kent/Blossom Music Festival. For his undergraduate degree, Adrian studied with Dr. Eric Ohlsson at Florida State University.
Tiberiu Baicoianu is currently the Principal Clarinet of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and has performed with multiple ensembles in the northern Ohio area, including the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland POPS Orchestra. As a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory,
Tiberiu Baicoianu is currently pursuing his master’s degree as a student of Franklin Cohen at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He performs with the newly formed and fast-expanding Cleveland Wind Trio, which has been giving fresh, compelling performances throughout Cleveland. For the 2018-2019 season, he joined the North Coast Winds, an award-winning wind quintet known for their exciting performances and community outreach. He is the current clarinet faculty at the Oberlin Community Music School and at the Gilmour Academy through Cleveland International Piano Competition ArtsConnect. 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 a 2018 GRAMMY-nominated album featuring contemporary American music as part of the National Orchestral Institute and Festival. He has 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 former teachers include Richard Hawkins and Claire Eichhorn.
Bassoonist Mackenzie Brauns is an active performer throughout the Midwest and beyond. Mackenzie is Principal Bassoon of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Mackenzie has also subbed with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Carmel Symphony Orchestra (Indianapolis), Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra (Indiana) and many others. Mackenzie has also performed as a soloist with the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra in 2015, as well as won prizes in the 2013 Cincinnati Three Arts Scholarship Competition and the 2011 Arapahoe Philharmonic Concerto Competition. 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 an Artist Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Barrick Stees. Mackenzie has also attended the Aspen Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Festival Napa Valley and the National Orchestral Institute.
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