Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet
Andrei Muravev, bassoon
Chuang Li, piano
Elizandro Garcia Montoya is a versatile musician. In addition to performing with the Trio Internazionale, Elizandro is a member of the Fifth House Ensemble in Chicago, principal clarinetist with the Elmhurst Symphony and a member of the Chicago Philharmonic. He is former principal clarinet of the Sarasota Opera, Mexico State Orchestra and Mineria Symphony in Mexico City. Elizandro has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and was the silver prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 1999. Elizandro holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a Master’s degree from Rice University and a Professional Studies diploma from Cleveland Institute of Music. His major teachers include Larry Combs, Richard Shanley, Michael Webster and Franklin Cohen. Elizandro lives in Chicago and teaches clarinet at DePaul University’s Community Music Program, the Musical Offering in Evanston and Loyola University-Chicago.
Andrei Muravev is an acclaimed solo, chamber and orchestral bassoonist. He began taking bassoon lessons at the age of ten. Since then, Andrei has won numerous national and international competitions in addition to appearing on two radio stations, WFMT Chicago and Deutsche Welle, Germany. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Russia, United States and Japan. His extensive orchestra experience includes performing with the Chicago, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth Symphonies, Chicago Sinfonietta, St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, as well as audio and video recordings with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra for Naxos Records.
Chinese-born pianist Chuang Li joined Chicago’s Trio Internazionale in 2020 and became a valuable asset. Before this, he performed numerous solo piano recitals in China, Russia, Denmark, and the United States. Recently, he won the First Prize in the Young Artist Competition of the North State Symphony in Chico, California. Chuang Li’s talent and enthusiasm for music and piano were evident at five years old and soon he gave his first solo recital at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China. In 2013, Chuang Li won the First Prize at the Imola International Piano Competition and later he was selected to participate in the Tanglewood Music Festival. Currently, Chuang Li is a graduate piano student at DePaul University under the tutelage of Professor George Vatchnadze. He also studied with Boris Berman, Jeremy Denk, Vladimir Feltsman, Alexander Korsantia and Ursula Oppens.