Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Carol McGonnell have come to live at SSU for a year to provide musical education to a wide range of students.(Photo by Sandy Destiny)
Weill Artists-in-Residence Have Strong Links to Carnegie Hall's Academy
Trio Ariadne, an ensemble comprised of clarinet, cello and piano, is beginning a year long residency at Sonoma State University, serving the campus and wider community as the first Weill Hall Artists-in-Residence. Trio Ariadne members are Carol McGonnell, clarinet, Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello, and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano.
Already living in residence halls among freshmen and performing arts majors, Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir says, "People are SO welcoming here. Having that feedback and support gives us positive energy."
The trio are alumni of a competitive two-year fellowship at The Academy, an educational initiative of Carnegie Hall, Weill Music Institute, The Juilliard School and the New York City Department of Education.