Third Wheel Trio
Brought together by the desire to perform unconventional music, Third Wheel is a woodwind trio unlike any other. With a repertoire spanning more than four centuries of music, Third Wheel expands the definition of chamber music with an unusual instrumentation and fresh, youthful perspective. Founded in 2007, the group is dedicated to seeking out lesser-known works by contemporary composers, and also steps outside the boundaries of classical music to perform works borrowed from jazz, folk and rock. In 2008, Third Wheel was selected by Young Artists International, in conjunction with the cities of Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, to appear in various Southern California music series such as Laguna Beach Live and The Previews. Third Wheel frequently performs pre-concert music for the Pacific Symphony, and has performed as guest artists at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Valley College, Mt. San Antonio College and Biola University. Highlights of some non-traditional performance venues include Live at the Lounge at the Comedy & Magic Club, intimate Contrapuntal Hall and the Huntington Library. Third Wheel was a 2010 recipient of a Seed Money Grant from New York Women Composers. In 2011, Third Wheel was the featured ensemble for the American Composers Forum-Los Angeles new composition concert. The West Coast Composers Forum featured Third Wheel in a new composition concert in 2012, and recorded an album of the same works. In 2013, Third Wheel was named a statewide finalist the San Diego MTAC Chamber Music Competition.