NATCHITOCHES — The Silver Keys Trio will perform at Northwestern State University Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Silver Keys Trio consists of flutist Christina Guenther, bassoonist Susan Nelson, and pianist Geneva Fung, who worked together at Stephen F. Austin State University from 2010-2012.
Guenther joined the Stephen F. Austin music faculty in 2005. She performs actively in the greater East Texas area, throughout the United States and has also performed in Central and South America. Guenther is a founding member of the Gemini Flute Duo and as principal flute of the Orchestra of the Pines.
She has performed/presented at the festivals/conferences of the National Flute Association, the Florida Flute Association, the Mid-South Flute Society, the Society of Composers, Inc., the Classical Music Society, the Texas Music Educators Association, and at the Flute Society of Kentucky as winner of the Young Artist and Concerto Competitions. Guenther plays regularly with the Shreveport, Longview, Marshall and Texarkana symphony orchestras. An enthusiastic proponent of new music, Guenther has commissioned and premiered several works for flute, Nelson is an assistant professor of bassoon at Bowling Green State University and enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher and clinician. She is an advocate for new music as well as chamber music for the bassoon, and was recently appointed the director of the Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition.
Nelson has performed at the annual Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria, and with the Shreveport, Toledo, Ann Arbor, Adrian and Helena symphony orchestras and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra. Nelson taught at Adrian College and Heidelberg College. She was principal bassoon in the Great Falls Symphony and was a member of the Chinook Winds quintet in Great Falls, Mont. Nelson received the top award at the Midwest Double Reed Society Young Artists Competition.
Fung is a native of Hong Kong and has appeared as an active soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Hong Kong and the United States. In frequent demand as a collaborative pianist, she has performed in numerous vocal and instrumental recitals and master classes. At SFA, Fung serves as accompanist for choral union, opera productions, student recitals, competitions, auditions and master classes, and she participated in the recent SFA master classes with Twyla Robinson and Evelyn Lear.