The Burgundi Trio was formed in 2019 as a part of the chamber program at the Lamont School of Music, the University of Denver. It is now their second season together. Despite being one of the youngest groups in the entire program, Leslie, Adam, and Julia were able to leave a mark on the school by winning first prize at the school-wide chamber honors competition, which would have led to a multitude of concerts in the Denver Metro area if those shows weren’t canceled due to Covid-19. The group is coached by Martin Kuuskmann.
Leslie Hisman is working towards her BM in Flute Performance at the Lamont School of Music, studying under Julie Duncan-Thornton. Hailing from a small town in rural Connecticut, she had to work hard for her performance opportunities in the Laurel Music Camp and Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble. She has participated in multiple masterclasses and is a proud member of SIgma Alpha Iota, a music fraternity.
Bassoonist Adam Rechav was born and raised in Israel, where he was scouted and selected for a scholarship to study bassoon. Spending his high school years in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College program and has gone on multiple international orchestra tours with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. Adam has spent summer at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Decoda Skidmore Chamber Music Institute. He is currently a student of Martin Kuuskmann.
Clarinetist Julia Mrazek comes from a long line of musicians, and the love of music has been passed down to her through five generations. She now studies with Dr. Jeremy Reylonds at the Lamont School of Music. Julia has participated in multiple ensembles as clarinetist and bass clarinetist, including the McHenry County Youth Orchestra and many chamber groups, ranging in instrumentation far and wide.
You can find the trio’s performance here.