The Bodhi Trio, founded just recently in 2016, is committed to uplifting the consciousness of the audience through vital performance. David is joined by violinist Kevin Lefohn and pianist Kira Whiting.
Hailed as a “barnstorming violin exponent” (Flying Inkpot, Singapore), violinist Kevin A. Lefohn maintains an international career as recital soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. In addition to frequent chamber music collaborations, his numerous recital performances with New Zealand pianist Terence Dennis have earned considerable acclaim. His performance and teaching have earned international prominence, with performances, workshops, and masterclasses presented throughout Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United States, and South East Asia. He is a National Recording Artist for Radio New Zealand Concert and frequently performs on Thursdays at Three, All Classical Portland’s live performance radio show. He teaches at University of Portland and Pacific University.
David Eby, founding cellist for the internationally acclaimed band, Pink Martini, has an active performing and teaching career on the West Coast. He performs with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Cello Project, and is the Cello Teaching Artist for the El Sistema inspired Bravo Youth Orchestra. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and received the Performer’s Certificate and BM degree under the tutelage of Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet. He had the great privilege of studying under Janos Starker at Indiana University, where he received his MM degree. He was the Principal Cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestras, and founding cellist for the Evansville String Quartet.
Currently based in Portland, Oregon, collaborative pianist Kira Whiting graduated from Manhattan School of Music in May 2014 with a Master’s in Classical Accompanying with a Vocal Emphasis. Ms. Whiting has participated in masterclasses with Thomas Quasthoff, Martin Katz, Thomas Hampson, Craig Rutenberg, and Roger Vignoles. She has performed several art song recitals in Scandinavia, including a program of American art songs with Norwegian soprano Margrethe Fredheim for a balcony concert at the Oslo Opera House. Ms. Whiting was a semi-finalist in collaboration with Dashon Burton, Bass-Baritone, at the Wigmore Hall International Art Song Competition 2015 in London, UK.