Praised as “supremely talented femmes” by LA Weekly, Ceora Winds is known by audiences for their personable and visually appealing stage presence. Combining exciting repertoire with fluid movement and spoken word, this innovative trio engages their audience, inviting them to respond as involved listeners.
Brought together by their mutual love of chamber music, Ceora Winds was founded by flutist Michelle Matsumune, clarinetist Heather Millette, and bassoonist Christin Webb in 2008. Together these three virtuoso musicians stretch the boundaries of what a wind trio concert can offer. They perform extensively across Southern California and are committed to reinvigorating their relationship with their audience and community through personal interaction and easily accessible performances.
Their debut album "Postcards" is a collection of audience favorites from their live concerts. It features new works by Jenni Brandon, Mat Matsumune, and Amy Jo Duell, standard repertoire by Robert Muczynski and Ray Pizzi, as well as little known wind trio arrangements of works by Mexican composers Miguel Bernal Jiménez and Silvestre Revueltas. Also included are reimaginings of classic tunes such as My Funny Valentine and Oblivion.
Their frequent collaborator and sought-after percussionist, T.J. Troy, adds color and dimension to many of the selections with his sensitive and lyrical accompaniment.