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Colorado Piano Trio

Colorado Piano Trio

The Colorado Piano Trio is an international ensemble based at the University of Northern Colorado. American violinist Jubal Fulks, Polish pianist Adam Żukiewicz, and Slovenian cellist Gal Faganel began their artistic collaboration in 2016. Since then, they have performed across Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, collecting enthusiastic reviews and invitations for future performances. Upcoming projects include the recording of a debut album, an east coast concert tour including a performance at Carnegie Hall, as well as performances in California. The trio is commissioning new music by Polish, Slovenian, and American composers. As enthusiastic teachers, members of the trio are involved in a variety of outreach, arts advocacy, and educational projects.

For Bookings and Inquiries, Contact:

Dr. Gal Faganel, Gal.Faganel@unco.edu

Call For Scores


Jubal Fulks

Jubal Fulks is an award-winning and critically acclaimed artist and teacher who is adept in all repertoire, from historically informed performance on baroque violin to the commissioning of new works. He has been seen as soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras across the United States and Europe, and has been heard on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” Currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Northern Colorado, he maintains an active recording and national recital schedule.

Adam Piotr Żukiewicz

A native of Poland, Adam Piotr Żukiewicz has performed across Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Hong Kong and Macau. He has appeared on TV in Poland and Canada and his performances were broadcast in USA, Canada, Italy, Slovenia and Poland. Mr. Żukiewicz currently resides in Greeley, Colorado, where he was recently appointed an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. He is also a Resident Faculty Pianist at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy.

Gal Faganel

Gal Faganel is an award-winning cello performer and recording artist, and an acclaimed teacher. He is currently an associate professor and string area head at the University of Northern Colorado, where he greatly enjoys teaching cello, coaching chamber music. With a doctorate from the University of Southern California, he was previously the principal cellist of the Phoenix Symphony. He has recorded for Astrum, Naxos, Potenza Music, Pucihar Music, and many radio stations. His performances have been praised in the press for “exceptionally sensitive interpretation,” his “powerful and beautiful tone,” and “brilliant virtuosity and youthful vigor.”

 2018 Call for Scores

The Colorado Piano Trio will select up to three finalists for a premiere performance in Colorado and a professional studio recording in the UNC recording studio. The winning composition will be premiered on the trio’s upcoming east coast tour, including a performance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on October 7, 2018.


  • Eligible composer
    • This Call for Scores is open to all composers who are US citizens
  • About the composition:
    • Instrumentation: violin, cello, and piano
    • Duration: 12 minutes or less
    • Though the composition may have been premiered, eligible works will not have been published, professionally recorded or released.
    • Please inquire about the production limitations (prepared piano, electronics)
  • Submission process:
    • Submission materials are due August 19 2018, at 11:59pm MST
    • There is no submission fee
  • Composers should submit:
    • a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or a single file)
    • program notes
    • An MP3 audio recording or a link to an audio recording of the piece if available; it may be a midi-generated performance
    • A brief bio
    • A photo in .jpeg format
    • A declaration that the submitted composition has never been published
    • Only one composition may be submitted per composer

Submission inquiries: Contact Gal Faganel: gal.faganel@unco.edu

Submissions for the 2018 Colorado Piano Trio are no longer being accepted. 

There is no fee or prize money associated with this Call for Scores
Chosen works remain under the copyright of their composers and do not transfer in any way to the Colorado Piano Trio.
The Colorado Piano Trio reserves the right to select more than one or no winning composition.