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BYU's Deseret Piano Trio to present free recital Feb. 9

Brigham Young University’s Deseret Piano Trio will perform a recital Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The School of Music faculty trio is comprised of Jeffrey Shumway on the piano, Alex Woods on the violin and Julie Bevan on the cello. For this performance, they will be assisted by BYU’s head of viola studies Claudine Bigelow.

The ensemble will perform three major works, including the Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478 by Mozart, the Elegiac Trio No. 1 in G Minor by Rachmanioff and the Second Trio in B Minor, Op. 76 by Joaquin Turina.

Shumway is a professor of piano, and he received his bachelor’s degree in music from BYU, his master’s degree from Juilliard School of Music and his doctoral degree from Indiana University. A member of the American Piano Quartet, Shumway has performed worldwide, created his own recordings and published several arranged piano pieces.

Woods is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Yale University where he received a master’s degree in violin performance. He has had a substantial career as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral player in some of the most renowned venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Arts Center in Canada.

Bevan performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and was the principal cellist of the Chicago String Ensemble for 15 seasons. She performed with other ensembles as well, including Storioni Ensemble and the Ars Viva Orchestra in Chicago. As a chamber musician, Bevan performed with the Chicago Ensemble, the Fontenelle String Quartet of the Omaha Symphony and the Testore Piano Trio.

For more information about this recital, contact Jeffrey Shumway at (801) 422-4922 or, or visit

Writer: Philip Volmar

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