AmiciMusic presents 'Tremendous Trios'

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Omar Chen Guey is a prizewinner at both Tibor Varga and Lipizer International Violin Competitions.

On Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m., the AmiciMusic series, one of White Horse Black Mountain’s most popular draws, returns with a special chamber music program, “Tremendous Trios.” Tickets are $18 advance/$20 door.

Pianist Daniel Weiser, clarinetist Steve Loew and vioinist/violist Omar Chen Guey will perform works by Mozart, Bruch, Milhaud, Schickele and the lighthearted “Klezmer Wedding Trio” by Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick. The blend of strings, winds and piano is a magical combination in the hand of master musicians.

Weiser is familiar to audiences throughout Western North Carolina in his role as pianist and artistic director of AmiciMusic, which seeks to break down barriers between artist and audience with performances of chamber music in informal and nontraditional venues. He’s remained a regular on the White Horse stage since relocating to Baltimore. 

Loew is a former clarinetist with the U.S. Marine Band and has played for five presidents. He’s also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the National Symphony, and has organized several clarinet-based chamber music groups in the Asheville area. Loew has been a featured soloist in a number of AmiciMusic programs.

Guey, a Brazilian violinist based in Boston, has been a soloist with prestigious ensembles and orchestras in his home country and the United States. He’s performed for the King of Norway, Harald V, and is a prizewinner at both Tibor Varga and Lipizer International Violin Competitions.

Guey received a DMA from Stony Brook University and a master's degree from Juilliard. He’s a member of Boston’s A Far Cry Orchestra and was assistant concertmaster of the Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana in Spain.