Oboe, Clarinet, & Bassoon
The Battledore Trio is a traditional reed trio based in Kansas City made of oboist Greg Stead, clarinetist Larkin Sanders, and bassoonist Joshua Draves-Kellerman. The musicians met while performing together in various settings throughout Kansas City. The Battledore Trio has a history of playing an array of parties, outreach events, informal concerts, formal recitals, and more. It's the perfect group for your next event that demands a classical presence.
Clarinet, Violin, & Piano
Based in Kansas City, the Xiphias Trio is committed to community building through high quality chamber music performance. The group is comprised of three friends who adore eastern European music, artisan cocktails, various species of game fish, and making great music together. Larkin (clarinet), Erik (violin), and Bridget (piano) are active performers and teachers in Kansas City and can be heard performing in a variety of settings for organizations such as the Redux Society, Classical Revolution KC, Vinyl Renaissance, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, and more.
Recorder & Lute
The Sanders-Moss Duo is a Kansas City-based recorder and lute duo specializing in the music of the renaissance and middle ages. The duo met as volunteers for the Friends of Chamber Music in Kansas City and began collaborating over Sunday afternoons and coffee. With a special fondness for renaissance dances, the Sanders-Moss Duo can be found in a variety of settings throughout the region.
The Taneycomo Winds was founded in 2013 as a resident chamber ensemble with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. This all-female quintet is committed to promoting and performing music by female composers and furthering the careers of female musicians. Its members reside in New York, Los Angeles, Michigan, and Kansas City, and they come together for the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra's season each summer.
Clarinet & Piano
Clarinetist Larkin Sanders and pianist Allyson Koplen met in graduate school at the Florida State University. The two have continued to perform challenging works for clarinet and piano and have been featured at prestigious conferences and festivals around the United States.
Clarinet & Saxophone
The Sanders-May Duo was founded by clarinetist Larkin Sanders and saxophonist Nicholas May in 2017. This collaborative group originated from a rich friendship and desire to perform new, existing and original SMD compositions for clarinet and saxophone, educate about woodwind pedagogy and the similarities between the two instruments, and most importantly, enjoy making music together. Both members reside is the Kansas City metro and maintain active teaching and performing careers. SMD is sponsored by Selmer-Paris, D’Addario Woodwinds, and Silverstein Works.