Carla Trynchuk is a professor of music and the String Area Coordinator at Andrews University. At AU since 1992, she was recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity in 2000. She has served as Faculty-Artist at several summer festivals in the U.S. and in England and frequently gives master classes and adjudicates at string and chamber music competitions and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
A native Canadian, Trynchuk received a B.Mus. and an M.Mus. in violin performance from The Juilliard School of Music, where she studied violin under noted teachers Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. An accomplished performer, her playing of challenging works in the repertoire has been praised for its musical maturity, lyricism, precision, and power.
Trynchuk keeps a demanding schedule, giving numerous recitals throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. She has also performed in Lincoln Center's Tully Hall. As a recitalist, she has collaborated with her sister, Carmen Roberts, on the piano in numerous performances in Canada, England, and the United States, and in a five-city tour in India.
An advocate of contemporary composers, she did the premier recordings of Randall Davidson's Kittyhawk in April 2001, and Tibor Serly’s Violin Concerto for Violin with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Paul Freeman (Albany label CD) in the 2002-2003 season. She performed the Arizona premier of Robert McBride’s violin concert, Variety Day, and the premier of Hartmann’s Concerto Funebre.
In addition to the performance with the Czech NSO, Trynchuk has performed as a soloist with other orchestras throughout Eastern Europe, including the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Croatia; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Moldova; and orchestras in Romania, including the Laşi Philharmonic, Banatul Philharmonic in Timişoara, Bacau Philharmonic, Botoşani Philharmonic, and Oltenia Philharmonic in Craiova.
Trynchuk is a featured performer on radio and television in North America and has soloed with orchestras in Canada and the United States, including the Calgary Philharmonic in Alberta; New Westminster Symphony and Kamloops Symphony orchestras in British Columbia; and the Oakville Symphony Orchestra in Ontario, Canada. U.S. performances have included those with the Carson City Symphony in Nevada, San Marcos Symphony Orchestra in Arizona, Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, Thayer Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts, Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia Symphony Orchestra in Oregon, Camerata Philadelphia, and the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra.
Sources: Biographies at Andrews University music department website (2003 and 2013), Carla Trynchuk’s website: http://carlatrynchuk.com/ (2013) and SSP International; personal knowledge.