Ginny Scarfino, clarinet ~ Cynthia Steele, cello ~ Michelle Kyle, piano
Tre Gatte is a new chamber music ensemble formed in December 2022 in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. We met in various orchestras where Cynthia and Michelle play cello and Ginny plays clarinet or bassoon. We discovered that we have much in common and decided to form a trio. We rehearse weekly in Kitchener, or occasionally in Princeton.
Since we are all cat lovers whose families include cats, we agreed on the name Tre Gatte, which means three (female) cats in Italian. We usually wear cat ears when we perform, because it is more fun! Our cat ears were made by Pat Burnell, whose Puddy Products support the Feline Friends Network of Stratford.
In early 2023, we began performing together as guests of the Waterloo Chamber Players in various retirement homes. In the 2023-2024 season, we are performing in several concert series in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.