Trio Klaritas was formed in 2009 at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, where the original members were all doctoral candidates. Since then, the ensemble has continued to establish itself in Boston’s thriving chamber music scene through consistently engaging performances of diverse piano trio repertoire. In addition to their frequent appearances on concert series throughout New England, Trio Klaritas has performed on the faculty recital series at the Tanglewood Institute, in Los Angeles through the Encino Chamber Concerts series, and in a 2010 tour of South Korea, where they concertized at the National War Museum, Mozart Hall and Kangwon National University. Most recently, Trio Klaritas gave their Carnegie Hall debut (January 2018) in a program of works by living composers.
Karl Ørvik has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. He has been a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies, and has extensive experience as a concertmaster and section player with numerous other orchestras in New England and the Midwest. Mr. Ørvik is both a founding member of Trio Klaritas, who made their Carnegie Hall debut in January of 2018, and the resident violinist of Stonehill College’s faculty ensemble, the Stonehill Trio. In addition to his position at Stonehill, he is also a long-time member of the string faculty at the historic Community Music Center of Boston, where he was the recipient of the 2017 Marilla MacDill Prize for Teaching Excellence. In the summers he teaches at the Swannanoah Chamber Music Workshop in North Carolina, the Point Counterpoint music festival in Vermont and the Youth and Muse festival in Boston. He has been published in the ASTA Journal, and is the author of New Scale Method, an innovative scale method book for advanced violinists and violists. A native of Canada, Mr. Ørvik has studied with many distinguished musicians, including Roman Totenberg, Stephen Majeske and Calvin Wiersma, and members of the Muir, Cleveland, Cavani, Fine Arts and Portland string quartets. He holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University, and in January of 2012 he received his DMA from Boston University.
Jacques Lee Wood
Noted for his fluency of playing, and expressive warmth, sensitivity, and technical ease (Boston Musical Intelligencer, Melrose Free Press), cellist Jacques Lee Wood enjoys an active and varied musical career. His passion for teaching and research complements a performance career that explores a broad range of interests: from historically informed performance on baroque cello to commissioning and performing new works on modern and electric cello. Deeply committed to seeking out new areas in music to explore – both classical and non-classical - Wood is a founding member of the Boston-based Antico Moderno, a period chamber ensemble that commissions new works for period instruments, StringLab, a duo with guitarist Simon Powis that produces original arrangements/compositions, and the NYC-based bluegrass band Cathedral Parkway where he adopts a multi-faceted role as a vocalist, mandolin, banjo, and cello player. An avid chamber musician, Wood is currently a member of the Pedroia String Quartet, resident musician and cellist of the Sumner Quartet (musiConnects, Boston), and recent member of Trio Klaritas. He is a frequent guest artist with A Far Cry, Yale Schola Cantorum, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Bachsolisten Seoul, Bach Collegium Japan, Firebird Ensemble, and Handel and Haydn Society. Since 2014, Wood has been a visiting artist at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and is a frequent guest artist at the Great Mountains Festival (South Korea), Korea Strings Research Institute, Bari International Music Festival, International Musical Arts Institute, Music on the Hill, Youth and Muse, and the Manchester Summer Chamber Music Festival. As a recording artist, Wood has released recordings on the Hyperion and Parma labels, and is currently recording a new album with the Pedroia Quartet under the Parma/Naxos labels. Dr. Wood completed his BM at the New England Conservatory of Music under Laurence Lesser, and holds a MM and DMA from Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot.
Baekyu Kim, piano, was acclaimed by the Journal News as “a promising pianist”, and in 2002 he received the honor of “Young Artist” for solo piano from the Korean Music Journal. After he won the “Special Presentation Award” from the Artists International Competition in 2008, he made his successful debut at Carnegie hall in 2009, performing the world premiere of “Lutine” by American composer Richard Cornell. Since then, he has been invited to give solo and chamber recitals at numerous festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2008, Dr. Kim also won the Honors Competition at Boston University. Dr. Kim earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Chung-ang University, and he continued his studies in France at the Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris, where he studied with Micael Wladkowski. While in Paris, he also studied composition at the Berlioz Conservatoire. He later earned the diploma, diploma superieur and the perfectionnement diploma from the Conservatoire National de Versailles, studying with Edda Erlendsdottir. Relocating to the United States, Dr. Kim earned his Master’s Degree at SUNY-Purchase, studying with Stephanie Brown. In 2013, Dr. Kim finished his Doctoral Degree with Maria Clodes and Gila Goldstein at Boston University.