TrioPolis Ensemble Bio
Ensemble TrioPolis merges the distinct temperament, stylistic influences, creative spirit, and artistic vision of three cosmopolitan musicians based in North Texas: German violinist Felix Olschofka, American clarinetist Kimberly Cole Luevano, and Greek American pianist Anatolia Ioannides. TrioPolis was born following a series of successful collaborations in the dynamic College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton. As our friendship and artistic kinship grew, so did our desire to form an ensemble. Meeting regularly at a local coffee house, we shared our vision, ideas, goals and aspirations, and most of all, our passion for chamber music.
Commissioning new works and forging innovating, interdisciplinary collaborations are the driving force behind TrioPolis. Our first recording, TrioPolis One, features world premiere recordings of seven commissioned works of diverse contemporary composers Kirsten Broberg, Costas Dafnis, Richard DeRosa, Sungji Hong, Andrew May, Benjamin Sabey, and Joseph Waters. TrioPolis One was released internationally in June 2018 on the Fleur de Son label.
Since TrioPolis’ inaugural season in 2016, we have presented concerts consisting primarily of contemporary works in venues throughout the United States. TrioPolis’ numerous recent performances feature these compositions in conjunction with the vast repertoire for this combination created in the 20th century. We are committed to the continual growth of repertoire that explores of the expressive, textural, and timbral possibilities of our instrumentation in addition to the aesthetic, emotional and spiritual effects literary and visual arts references have on the presentation and interpretation of specific works.