Verismo Trio was founded in 2010 by nationally recognized active performers and recording artists Nicole Riner (flute), Scott Turpen (saxophones), and Theresa Bogard (piano). Combining original works and arrangements for this instrumentation along with duo and solo works of all combinations creates a widely varied, colorful concert experience that highlights works written since the 20th Century. In their short time together, Verismo has toured the Rocky Mountain region from the remote mountain towns of Wyoming to inner city Denver, introducing new sound concepts and new composers to audiences young and old.
All members of Verismo Trio serve on the music faculty at the University of Wyoming and have performed as guest instructors in public schools in Wyoming and Colorado as well as abroad in Brazil, Germany, China, Singapore and Thailand.
Verismo Trio is dedicated to collaborating with emergent composers and championing new music in artistically underserved regions. They are committed to training young chamber musicians and artists in other disciplines through school residencies and master classes in conjunction with their performances. In this way, they hope to bring a wealth of contemporary composers to a younger audience and encourage collaborations in future generations.