During the past three years, the Salon Trio has performed throughout the Washington metro area in a program called Salon Concerts. These concerts are presented in the homes of patrons of the arts willing to host and fund a chamber music recital. As part of these concerts, patrons and their invited guests share an up-close and personal encounter. This musical experience not only stimulates the audience’s love of music but also develops a relationship between the trio and their audience. During each concert, they share personal stories and anecdotes about the composers as well as their knowledge of the music. Following each performance is a reception hosted by the homeowner, providing an opportunity for one-on-one feedback and an informal and relaxing interaction with guests.
Robert DiLutis - Clarinet
Robert DiLutis is currently Professor of Clarinet at the University of Maryland, School of Music, College Park and in his 5th season as Principal Clarinetist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. DiLutis previously served as Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Louisiana State University School of Music from 2009-2012. He has held positions with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman School of Music. Mr. DiLutis has served on the faculties of St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, Catholic University, Washington D.C. and Nazareth College in New York.
His recent recitals and master classes have included ClarinetPasto in Colombia, South America, U.S Navy Band Clarinet Day, Newberry College, Clarinet Day, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Conservatory Clarinet Mini-Fest, Interlochen Arts Academy and Clarinetfest, Madrid, Spain, Assisi, Italy and Ostend, Belgium. Additional performances have taken place at the University of Georgia, University of California at Northridge, and University of South Carolina.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland to a family of musicians, Mr. DiLutis studied first with his father John DiLutis Sr. then at the Peabody Conservatory Pre-College with William E. Blayney. After graduation, Mr. DiLutis attended the Juilliard School as a student of David Weber, principal clarinetist of the NYC Ballet.
In 1989 he made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut as the winner of the Artist International Chamber Music Competition. As a soloist, Mr. DiLutis has performed with ensembles such as the Baltimore Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Mr. DiLutis has performed and toured with the New York Philharmonic and is currently co-director of the Clarinet Academy of America, an intensive summer program for advanced clarinetists in high school and college. In addition to his performance career, Mr. DiLutis is also the creator of the Reed Machine, a reed-making device used by top professionals around the world.
In 2016, Mr. DiLutis became the Director of the Community Engagement Office at the University of Maryland School of Music and has helped develop new and exciting programs in and around the state of Maryland. Some of his current initiatives include the Collington Artists in Residence Program, Talbot County Arts Council Chamber Artist in Residency Program, Riverdale Chamber Music Society, and the College Park Outdoor Concert Series.
Mr. DiLutis is an Artist for Buffet Crampon, Selmer Mouthpieces, Rovner Ligatures, and Loeff and Pfeiffer USA. His new 2019 LP Mozart at the Mansion and CD Clarinet Classics at Riversdale are available on the RM and Delos labels.
Noah Getz - Saxophone
Noah Getz has been hailed as a “highly skillful and an even more highly adventurous player” (Washington City Paper) with “virtuosity, sensitivity, and beauty of tone” (Fanfare). Getz has performed and lectured worldwide, including appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Carnegie Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Brussels, The Polish Woodwind Festival, and the Degollado Theater in Guadalajara, Mexico. His premiere of in every way I remember you at the National Gallery of Art was acclaimed as “spectacular and wonderfully provocative” (Washington Post). In 2016, Grammy-Award winning composer Stephen Hartke wrote Willow Run, a new concerto for saxophone, which Getz premiered at Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Museum of Art. An avid chamber musician, Getz is a member of the National Gallery New Music Ensemble, Zohn Collective, and Interference/Intermedia, and has performed with The 21st Century Consort, PostClassical Ensemble, the Empyrean Ensemble, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. He received a first-round Grammy nomination with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet. He is a Musician-In-Residence at American University in Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Chappell - Piano
Jeffrey Chappell first gained national attention at the age of 24 by substituting for Claudio Arrau on four hours notice without rehearsal, performing the Brahms Second Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony to critical acclaim. Now a seasoned veteran of the concert stage, he has appeared throughout the United States in recital and with major symphony orchestras such as those of Philadephia, St. Louis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Indianapolis, collaborating with conductors including Catherine Comet, Sergiu Comissiona, Leon Fleisher, and Davin Zinman. He has performed in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, and has participated in music festivals including Marlboro, Piccolo Spoleto, and the La Gesse Festival in France. Wherever he goes, he garners standing ovations from audiences and glowing praise from the press like The New York Times: “Some rise above their colleagues in how well and originally they communicate. One of the latter is Jeffrey Chappell.” Le Soir in Brussels said: “His technique is mastered to the point that one forgets it. The heart rules the fingers.” And the Brazil Herald in Rio de Janeiro said: “Chappell established an immediate bond between himself and the audience.” He has appeared at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Wolf Trap Park and is a recording artist on multiple labels.