Harvard Trio members, Maryanne Lacaille-clarinet, Mannfried Funk-cello, and Mayumi Tayake-piano, will feature works from the classical chamber music repertoire opening the program with Beethoven's Trio Op. 11 and the Ireland Trio in D Minor for the first half of the program. The second half will feature Zemlinsky's Trio in D Minor and a light jazzy work by Paquito D'Rivera called "Afro" will conclude this exciting concert.
Federal Way Symphony (principal) 2010 to present Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (principal) 1999-2012 Northwest Mahler Orchestra (assistant principal, Eb and bass clarinet) 2001-2011 Phantom of the Opera Orchestra (principal) Really Useful Company-NYC 1994-1999 West Side Story Orchestra (principal) Wolfgang Bocksch Concerts-Germany 1999-2000 Boston Opera Orchestra (co-principal under the direction of Sarah Caldwell) 1978-1980 Tanglewood Summer Orchestra (principal under the direction of Aaron Copland) 1978
Aaron Copland, Sarah Caldwell, John Williams, Adam Stern
Additional performance experience
Camerata Musica Chamber Music Series (Salem, OR) 2012 Haller Lake Chamber Music Series (Seattle) 2012 New York City Debut Recital, Americas Society 2011 Skaneateles Music Festival 2010 Soloist, Mozart Clarinet Concerto (played on basset clarinet) with the Princeton Philharmonic 2009 Monadnock Music Festival 2009 Merkin Hall, 2008 world premiere recital performance (New York Concert Review Magazine) Summer workshops and master classes at University of the Pacific (California) Tanglewood Summer Festival 1978-80 Temple University summer workshop with Anthony Gigliotti 1984 Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)-teaching assistant. Boston Pops Summer Concerts (under the direction of John Williams) 1979
Washington State University (1971-74) University of the Pacific (1975-77) Boston Conservatory (1978-80) Bachelor Degree in Clarinet Performance studied with Attilio Poto New England Conservatory (1978-80) studied with Harold Wright, Peter Hadcock, Gino Cioffi University of Massachusetts 1980-82 Master Degree in progress Central Washington State University (1982-84) Master Degree in Clarinet Performance
A Rico Reed Artist since 2003
In the 2012/13 season, Mannfried is performing works from the classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire with the Harvard Trio, including works by Beethoven, Brahms, Ireland, Waterhouse, Sowash and Zemlinsky. With the Seattle String Ensemble, Mannfried plays a broad repertoire that spans the baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras and includes jazz and pop classics, opera excerpts and some ragtime. He also is principal cellist and personnel manager for the Federal Way Symphony.
Mannfried came to the Pacific Northwest as a member of the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera. He has performed throughout U.S., Europe, Japan, South America, Middle East and the former Soviet Union and has held principal chairs with the National Symphony of Colombia, Orquesta Collegium Musicum (Bogota), Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Goodwill Games Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute (co-principal), Federal Way Symphony and Seattle Modern Orchestra.
The San Francisco native began playing the cello at the age of five at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have been reknowned soloist Zara Nelsova; Michael Grebanier, principal cellist San Francisco and Pittsburgh symphonies; Paul Olefsky, principal cellist Philadelphia Orchestra and Detroit Symphony; Barton Frank, principal cellist National Symphony Orchestra and New Orleans Symphony; Margaret Rowell, Ramy Shevelov, Robert Grant, and Jeff Holm.
Mannfried has won numerous awards from solo competition including the prestigious Pacific Musical Society award when he was 11, the Alameda
Teachers award and the Don Bushell Competition in Seattle. He holds a bachelor's and master’Äôs degrees in cello performance and a master's degree in music education.
An award winning pianist of classical music with a focus on romantic period compositions as well as contemporary works, made her debut with the Grand Rapids Symphony. Known for her delicate touch, she has appeared at some of the most prestigious halls throught the U.S. including Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall (NY), Steinway Hall (NY), Devos Hall (MI), Meany Theater (WA), Nordstrom/Benaroya Hall (WA) and Kretschmer Recital Hall (MI). A sampling of her awards include the 68th Young Musicians Concert Series, MTNA/Baldwin Competition, MTNA/Yamaha State Compretition, MMTA Competition, James Streem Endowment Award, Manhattan School of Music Presidents's Award, Grand Rapids Symphony Concerto Competition, and most recently, Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Competition.
Dr. Takake is sought after as a soloist, as a collaborating musician, works with various groups, and community orchestras in the Northwest. Not limited to classical music, she has servied as a music director for the Historical Market Theater in Pike's Market (Seattle) presenting 'Jacques Brel is alive and living well in Paris' in 2011. As a pianist for the Harvard Trio - Comprised of Clarinet, Cello and Piano - the group frequently presents and premiers contmporary works in concert.
She holds degrees in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music (BM), Florida State University (MM) and University of Washington (DMA). She has held teaching positions at Florida State University, The University of Washington as a teaching assistant and as a faculty memeber at Grays Harbor College.