Triptych Winds, a woodwind trio performing works by modern composers as well as arrangements, will play at Southside Casual Classics on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House, 1427 Williams St. The group will be performing pieces by Mozart, DeLorenzo, Uber, Kuhlau, von Kreisler, Beethoven and more.
Triptych Winds members are Teresa Spilko, oboe, Nicholas Hartline, clarinet, and Cindy Solfest-Wallis, flute.
A native of Tennessee, Mr. Hartline received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from UTC in Music Education and Clarinet Performance. His teachers include Nikolasa Tejero, Emily Bowland, and Steve Tonkinson. Mr. Hartline maintains an active career as teacher and performer, serving several high schools and colleges in Tennessee and Georgia. He serves on the faculties of Southern Adventist University, Covenant College, and Chattanooga State Community College. Mr. Hartline performs regularly with the Chattanooga Symphony and has also performed with the Huntsville Symphony and the Knoxville Opera. He recently performed Gerald Finzi's Clarinet Concerto with the Chattanooga Symphony Strings. As an active chamber musician, Mr. Hartline leads several small ensembles, and is also the coach for the Southern Adventist University Woodwind Quintet and the Chattanooga State Piano Trio. He serves as concertmaster and artistic director for the Chattanooga Clarinet Choir and is one of the founding members of Triptych Winds.
Flutist, Ms. Solfest-Wallis is on the music faculty at Lee University, Chattanooga State Community College, and Cadek Conservatory of Music. She has also taught at Southern Adventist University and Tennessee Temple. As a performer, she has worked with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Choir Orchestra, Knoxville Opera and as a chamber musician. Ms. Solfest-Wallis also maintains a large private flute studio. In July of 2011, she started a monthly, interactive chamber music series at the well-known Camp House in downtown Chattanooga, called Southside Casual Classics.
While living in Wisconsin, Ms. Solfest-Wallis was on the faculty of three universities as flute instructor and resident artist, performed frequently with Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and Bel Canto Choir and Orchestra, as well as other orchestras in southeastern Wisconsin. As a member of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra and others, she toured Europe (the Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia) and can be heard on several recordings on the Marc Label. She was also founder and director of a chamber music school for several summers.
Ms. Spilko is a member of the Chattanooga Symphony and the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and multiple Regional Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles. In addition to her performance duties, Ms. Spilko is the Delegate for the Regional Orchestras Player’s Association, a member of the Orchestra Committee, a Board Member of AFM Local 80, and a musician representative on the CSO Board.
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