Hailed by critics for its “bright and radiant music making” (Robert Sherman, WQXR Radio), the Neave Trio has been described as “A revelation” (San Diego Story) and “A brilliant trio…” (MusicWeb International), who has “exceeded the gold standard and moved on to platinum” (Fanfare Magazine). The Trio has appeared in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center/La Jolla Music Society, and as soloists with the California Chamber Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. The Trio has held several important residency positions including the Fisch/Axelrod Residency at San Diego State University (since 2012), and the prestigious Chamber Music Residency at the Banff Centre. Trio members are graduates of the Yale, Manhattan, Mannes and Longy Schools of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Chopin Academy in Moscow.
With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” In its 47th season, the “Kings of Brass,” as described by the Ottawa Citizen, have performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, and have delighted hundreds of millions of listeners with their more than 137 recordings and videos with nearly every major recording label since 1970. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances (and known for their unique performance attire of formal black suits with white running shoes), the award-winning quintet is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today.
Olivia Gude is the Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2014 she was awarded the National Art Education Association’s “art education article of the year” Manuel Barkan Award as well as the Illinois Art Education Association’s Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. Gude received the 2009 NAEA Viktor Lowenfeld Award for significant contributions to the field of art education. Gude is a member of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education and of the Educational Advisory Board of the PBS series Art 21. From 2012 to 2014, Gude was a member of the Visual Arts writing team for the Next Generation National Core Visual Arts Standards.
Gude’s research focuses on developing new paradigms for visual art curriculum, including the articles: Postmodern Principles: In Search of a 21st Century Art Education, Principles of Possibility: Considerations for a 21st Century Art and Culture Curriculum, New School Art Styles: the Project of Art Education, and Art Education for Democratic Life.