The Luftzeit Trio
Founded by clarinetist and arranger Gerard Lambert, the Luftzeit Trio performs chamber concerts and provides occasional music for numerous events throughout Southern California. The trio has a large repertoire of baroque & classical chamber works and arrangements of popular tunes. If you are interested in booking the trio for a reception, wedding, or other event, please contact Gerard Lambert or Charles Ermer.
Glencora Davies, Oboe
Glencora currently serves as the oboist and English hornist for Navy Band Southwest. Prior to joining the Navy, Glencora was an active freelancer and appeared with numerous orchestras in Philadelphia and New York City. Glencora has appeared as an orchestral and chamber musician at the Aspen, Sarasota, and Texas Music Festivals. She has also appeared as an orchestral musician and soloist at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral musicians. A dedicated educator, Glencora has served on the faculty of the Albert Conservatory in Pennsylvania, actively gives clinics as a woodwind technician for high school music programs, and also maintains a private teaching studio. Glencora holds a Master in Music in Oboe Performance from Mannes College of Music, a Bachelor's degree in Oboe Performance from Temple University, and a high school certificate from the Juilliard School of Music. Her principal teachers include Elaine Douvas, Jonathan Blumenfeld, and Linda Strommen.
Gerard Lambert, Clarinet
Gerard received his Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance from CSU Fullerton, where he studied under Swedish recitalist Håkan Rosengren. During his undergraduate years, his trio ensemble was named a finalist in the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and in the international Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Gerard received his Master of Music degree from Baylor University where he also taught the Clarinet Pedagogy course. During that time, he also participated in the highly selective Las Vegas and Round Top music festivals. He has performed in Texas with the Waco Symphony, the San Jose Wind Symphony, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Monterey and the Monterey Bay Symphony. When not playing the clarinet, Gerard works in Dr. Nathan Shaner's lab at the Scintillon Institute as a senior research specialist. For more information please visit: gerardlambert.com
Charles Ermer, Double Bass
Baltimore native Charles Ermer studied double bass at the New England Conservatory of Music and received a Master of Music degree in double bass performance from Carnegie Mellon University. He has performed with the California Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and was acting principal bass of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. Charles teaches bass at several San Diego area high schools and was on faculty at the San Diego Summer Music Institute. Additionally, he has played jazz bass for the Jeremy Fisher Trio and bass guitar for the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.