Trio Klaritas was formed in 2009 at Boston University, where the original members were all doctoral candidates at the university’s College of Fine Arts. Since then, the ensemble has continued to firmly establish themselves 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 embarked on a 2010 concert tour of South Korea, where they performed at the National War Museum, Mozart Hall and Kangwon National University.
The ensemble has also performed on the faculty recital series at the Tangelwood Institute, in Los Angeles through the Encino Chamber Concerts series, and their recent performance in a multi-media celebration of art, music and dance in New York City (Dancer in Moco Moco) has been released commercially on dvd and online. Previously Artists-in-Residence at the Dedham School of Music, Trio Klaritas is currently in residence with the "Youth and Muse" summer festival in Boston. Highlights of the upcoming season (2017-2018) include performances at the Bradley Estate in Canton, MA, and their Carnegie Hall debut in January, 2018.
Karl Ørvik resides in Boston, MA, where he enjoys an active career as both a performer and teacher. He has appeared in recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. A violinist with both the Boston Public Quartet and Trio Klaritas, he has also performed as a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies, and served as a concertmaster and section player with numerous other orchestral ensembles in both New England and the Midwest. A dedicated teacher who works easily with students of all ages and abilities, Mr. Ørvik is a member of the string faculty at Stonehill College and the Community Music Center of Boston, and he teaches in the summers at the Swannanoah Chamber Music Workshop in North Carolina, Point Counterpoint in Vermont and the “Youth and Muse” festival in Boston. He has previously held teaching positions at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Alverno College, and the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (Alaska), and has served as the Director of the Milwaukee Center for Strings and string department chair at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. In demand as a clinician and adjudicator, he has been published in the ASTA Journal, and is the author of New Scale Method, an innovative method book for advanced violinists. A native of Canada, Mr. Ørvik has studied with many distinguished violinists and chamber musicians, including Roman Totenberg, Stephen Majeske and Calvin Wiersma, and members of the Muir, Cleveland, Cavani and Fine Arts 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.