The Trans-Pacific Trio has been working together since 2011. They have given performances in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Florida, and Papua New Guinea, and have been selected to perform works of Maria Lord-Kniveton at ClarinetFest 2022. Although performing regularly together, seldom have all three members of the ensemble lived on the same side of the Pacific Ocean at the same time. Typically, members prepare their music on opposite sides of the ocean, convening on one side of the Pacific to perform.
Colin Lord studied clarinet with Dr. Joseph Messenger (former principal-Des Moines Symphony Orchestra) and Carmine Campione (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) at the University of Cincinnati – College Conservatory of Music. He was a concerto competition winner and soloist with the Troy Symphony Orchestra (MI), has performed solos with the Livonia Symphony Orchestra (MI), the Redford Civic Symphony Orchestra (MI), and the Churdan Town and Country Band (IA). He has been principal clarinet with the Livonia Symphony and the Redford Symphony (MI). Colin has taught and performed in Papua New Guinea since 2003 with pianist Dianne Lord and with the Trans-Pacific Trio.
Dianne Lord studied piano with Dady Mehta, Chiu-Ling Lin, and Katherine Collier. She won 3rd place in the J. Earl Lee piano competition (1991, Augustana University, SD). She has been the rehearsal accompanist for Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) productions of Samson et Dalila, La Boheme, and The Music Man as well as rehearsal accompanist for the MOT Chorus and Community Programs. Dianne has accompanied many community choirs and community theater productions including the Ukarumpa Community Choir in Papua New Guinea.
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