The Meadowlark Trio is not earthbound – they play with joy and delight, taking risks, and honoring the composer and their audience with humor, thoughtfulness and skill. They’re inspiring coaches, using humor, probing questions, and sparkling examples to enable amateur and student ensembles to join them in the unique pleasure of making music together.
- Gillian Rogell, Director of Chamber Music at Rivers Conservatory
The Meadowlarks demonstrate a deep-rooted musical intuition. They bring out the best qualities in the music they program. Passages that require delicacy are quickly discerned as well as those that require a stern hand. They are able to recognize special instances in the music, whether simple or virtuosic, and respond musically, creating magical moment for the audience. To my great delight, they are certainly not afraid to handle a piece roughly when needed. They demonstrate a range of sensitivity and energetic control. They apply an aggressiveness that excites and thrills to the center.
In performing challenging contemporary works, the Meadowlarks demonstrate their ability to tackle repertoire from the wide spectrum of music that is available today. Music from the common-practice is just as rewarding in their hands as is the new music of today. They perform music ranging from raucous pounding to ethereal whispering. In both extremes, they draw the audience into the experience and leave them on the edge of their chairs. I have been left with bated breath, not wanting to disturb a beautiful moment in their hands.
- Nels Drue Daily, DMA
Composer, Educator, Engraver
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Glenn Korff School of Music
The Meadowlark Trio, I don't even know the words to express the beauty and precision of that performance.
The performers shared so much of themselves, their relationships, their joy in performing, it's almost like knowing them personally."
- Carolyn Herrmann