About the Muzika Piano Trio
Darlene Rivest, violin Michele Venturella, cello Anna Kojovic-Frodl, piano
Since 2006 violinist Darlene Rivest, cellist Michele Venturella and pianist Anna Kojovic-Frodl have shared friendship and music-making as the Muzika Piano Trio. They have had the pleasure of entertaining audiences throughout Wisconsin. The trio has performed on several concert series including the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cargill United Methodist Church in Janesville, Wisconsin; Music and More in Racine, Wisconsin; MacDowell Club of Milwaukee and the Carthage College Chamber Music Series in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Upcoming Wisconsin concerts include the First Presbyterian Church of Kenosha, the Waterford Public Library, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee and the Sienna Center in Racine. In October the trio will be performing concerts in Maynooth, Ireland and Dublin, Ireland featuring the music of Dr. Martin O’Leary. In addition to performing standard piano trio repertoire, the Muzika Trio is devoted to the promotion of new music. The trio performed the United States Premiere of Dr. Martin O’Leary’s Bluescape and the World Premiere of O’Leary’s Avanti, which was written and dedicated to the Muzika Piano Trio. They also performed the Midwest premiere of Byron Petty's Mythical Moments. Members of the trio are active musicians throughout the greater Milwaukee musical community performing
with several area orchestras. They are also active educators having taught students from the beginning level through college level.