Elaine Kreston, cellist
photo: Tom Wyse



maybeck trio



The Maybeck Trio

Roy Zajac, clarinet
Jerome Kuderna, piano
Elaine Kreston, cello

photo: Guy Poole
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One of the Bay Area’s outstanding chamber music groups,
the Maybeck Trio features the clarinetist Roy Zajac,
‘cellist Elaine Kreston and pianist Jerry Kuderna.
Sharing a common passion for chamber music
(and a common Czech ancestry) they bring a
unique combination of passion and refinement
to the classics as well as contemporary works,
some of which were composed especially for them.
Performing a broad range of trios and duos,
their goal is to blend the voices of their instruments
into a singular artistic statement which
mirrors the voice of the composer.

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Concert History:

Friday, November 12, 2004, 8:00 pm
and Saturday, November 13, 2:00 pm
The Maybeck Trio
performing Brahms, Rota, Lutoslawski and Janacek
at a private venue in Calistoga, in Northern California's Wine Country

East Bay Express
Critic's Choice: CLASSICAL

"Though hardly in hiding, the Maybeck Trio
has seldom performed beyond the confines of private residences.
Sunday evening at the Berkeley Arts Center,
superb cellist Elaine Kreston unites with equally excellent pianist
Jerry Kuderna and clarinetist Roy Zajac
to perform Brahms, Rota, Lutoslawski, and Janŕcek."
(Jason Victor Serinus)

Sunday, November 14, 7:30 pm
The Maybeck Trio

at the Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, California

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Friday, December 17, 2004, 7:30pm
Beethoven, Janacek, Mendelssohn
Giorgi Gallery
2911 Claremont Avenue
Berkeley, California, 94705

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Sunday, February 20, 2005, 2:00pm
Maybeck Trio in Roseville, CA
Sun City Chamber Music Society

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Sunday, February 27, 2005
3:00 in the afternoon
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Road, Kensington, California
Bach Suite No. 1 in G Major for Solo Cello
Debussy Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano
Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano
Babbitt Reflections for Piano & synthesized tape
Brahms Trio for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano

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Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Noontime Concert Series
St. Patrick's Catholic Church,
756 Mission Street (click for map & directions)
across from the Yerba Buena Center
San Francisco, CA
performing Brahms and Rota Trios
email for more information

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Thursday, September 14, 2006:
Oakmont Concert Series

Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 8:00 pm:
Berkeley Chamber Performances
Concerts take place on the second floor of Julia Morgan’s gorgeous Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
For tickets ($20) or more info, please click here.
For information about the City Club, for directions,
or to make required reservations for a pre-concert dinner, call 510-848-7800.

Sunday, October 22, 2006, 2:00 pm:
SGI - USA Peace Concert Series
SGI - USA Ikeda Auditorium
2450 - 17th Street, San Francisco, California 94110
doors open at 1:30 pm; No tickets necessary; free parking

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 in the evening:
Spring Lake Village, California
details TBA- please check back here for info

Saturday, December 2, 2006, 8:00 pm:
Trinity Chamber Concerts
Concerts take place in Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, California
(between Bancroft Way & Durant Avenue–one block from the U.C. Berkeley Campus)
For tickets ($8-12) or more info, please call (510) 549-3864

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More events & concerts to come: please check back for updates, and thanks for visiting!

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click here for a great article on the art studio Jerry & Mari share

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