The Cerulean Trio
is passionate about delivering artistic and compelling performances to diverse audiences. The trio brings together the unique combination of a single woodwind and string instrument with piano, resulting in a rich amalgamation of color, textural, and lyrical possibilities. In addition to performing the standard literature for clarinet, viola, and piano, the trio also expands its repertoire by incorporating its own transcriptions and newly commissioned works.
The trio made Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall in May of 2017. They were selected as finalists in the 2016 International Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. Highlights of their last two seasons included performances on live television ABC 27, 91.5 WFSQ-FM radio, and at universities and venues throughout the country. The trio has been recognized for their ability to delight audiences with their homogenous blend, the variety of their programming, and their enthusiastic engaging stage presence.
Its members have performed all over the world in the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, China, Singapore, Germany, and France. Additionally, all members maintain active orchestral and solo careers. Formed in 2015 at Florida State University, the Cerulean Trio takes its name from the Latin “caerulum” which stands for heavens and sky. They are usually seen reflecting the blues of sky in their performance attire.
Jackie Glazier, clarinet
A versatile artist, Jackie Glazier is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, pedagogue, and advocate of new music. Dr. Glazier was appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in 2016.
Solo performances have taken Jackie throughout the United States and internationally to Paris, France. Jackie gave the world premiere of Scott McAllister’s Concerto Americana, which led to subsequent performances, including the College Band Director’s National Association Conference. She also performed John Veale's Concerto for Clarinet with the Ocala Symphony for the opening concerts of their 2016-2017 Subscription Series.
Ivan Ugorich, viola
Violist Ivan Ugorich is a professional orchestral and chamber musician. Ivan gave his Carnegie Hall Debut with the Cerulean in May 2017. He was appointed principal viola of Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Georgia, where he served from 2014-2016. Other orchestral experience includes appearances with the Sarasota Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony, the Orlando Philharmonic and the Pensacola Symphony. Engagements have included performances with notable artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Lang-Lang, Anne-Sophie Mütter and Midori.
An accomplished chamber musician, Jackie was selected as a finalist in the prestigious international 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition with the Cerulean Trio. The Cerulean Trio has performed for diverse audiences throughout the U.S. including a debut performance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2017. Jackie has collaborated in a chamber music setting with members of the Chicago Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra, and appeared at numerous chamber music series. She is a founding member of Duo Entre-Nous with Don-Paul Kahl, a saxophone and clarinet ensemble dedicated to the progression of new music. Duo Entre-Nous has performed internationally and commissioned several works for the repertoire from composers in North America, Australia and France.
Jackie performed regularly with the Orlando Philharmonic as principal, second, and e-flat clarinet from 2011-2016. She was appointed principal clarinet of the Ocala Symphony, where she served from 2012 to 2016. She currently performs with the Tucson Symphony and the Grammy Award-nominated True Concord Voices. Orchestral collaborations include many internationally renowned artists such as Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, and Yefim Bronfman. Jackie was the first-prize winner of the International Clarinet Association Orchestral Competition at ClarinetFest 2014.
An active clinician and educator, Dr. Glazier has presented guest master classes at major universities throughout the United States. She has earned degrees from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida, and Florida State University. Her teachers include Richie Hawley, Karl Leister, Mitchell Estrin, Deborah Bish, Ixi Chen and Jonathan Gunn. Jackie is a Vandoren Regional Artist and presents educational clinics throughout the state of Arizona.
As a founder of the Cerulean Trio, with clarinetist Jackie Glazier and pianist Galen Dean Peiskee, Ivan was a finalist in the 2016 international Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition. In addition, Ivan won first place in the McCauley Chamber Music Competition and three solo competitions. His chamber appearances have included television and radio. He currently works for the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music while retaining an engaging schedule of solo, chamber, and orchestral activity. Ivan has earned a degree in viola performance from Indiana University and a Master's in arts administration from Florida State University, respectively. His teachers have included Alan de Veritch, Stephen Wyrczynski, and Hong Mei Xiao.
Galen Dean Peiskee, piano
Galen Dean Peiskee has established a multifaceted career as an accomplished chamber musician, soloist, orchestral pianist, accompanist, and vocal coach. He has performed all over the world in Poland, Italy, Austria, Greece, Cuba, and Bolivia, and toured nationally as an accompanist for the Singing Girls of Texas. Dean has appeared multiple times as a soloist with the Brazos Chamber Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Dean is a founding member of the Cerulean Trio with clarinetist Jackie Glazier and violist Ivan Ugorich. He has also made appearances throughout Texas
As a chamber musician, Dean is a founding member of the Cerulean Trio with clarinetist Jackie Glazier and violist Ivan Ugorich. He has also made appearances throughout Texas with the Emerald Trio, appearing at the University of Texas Tyler Chamber Music Series and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series. He shared a residency as the Young-Peiskee flute-piano duo at the Conservatorio Plurinacional de Música in La Paz, Bolivia with Dr. Sarah Jane Young. In addition, his work will be heard on the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble’s debut album with Navona Records. He is also pianist for the Parlance Vocal Ensemble. Other notable collaborations include performances with trombonist Jörgen van Rijen and soprano Stephanie Blythe.
He has a BM in Piano Performance as well as an AD from Texas Christian University, where he studied with John Owings and José Feghali. Dean has a MM in Accompanying from Florida State University, where he is in the process of acquiring a DM in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Hoekman. Past teachers include Sandra Siler.
“Packing classical power and punch, the Cerulean Trio rocked the Monticello Opera House crowd with a rousing performance of some thoroughly challenging repertoire with modern arrangements that incorporated intriguing instrumental combinations with verve.”
- Javier Betancourt, Monticello Opera House
“The Cerulean Trio brings world-class musicianship, personality, and entertainment.”
- Phil Adams, Piedmont Park Chamber Series
“The Trio engaged their audience with their talents, charm, and the beauty of the music they played.”
- Lawrence Singer, Culture Vultures